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Official results

15th FAI World Helicopter Championship is finished

At the airport Przylep in Zielona Góra, 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship were ended on Saturday and Russian dominance in this spectacular sport was confirmed. On the top of the general classification were Maxim Puajukas and Oleg Sotnikov, Russia triumphed also in the team classification ahead of Belarus and Ukraine. A great 8. place was for the best Polish crew – brothers Marcin and Michal Szamborski. In junior classification Jędrzej Wiler and Jacek Ciszewski were second in the world.

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Felix Baumgartner landed in Zielona Góra

The second day at the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship brought results in the next competition, which is counted to the general classification – Fender Rigging. Like the day before representatives of Russia were the leaders of the event. Most Polish fans cheered today brothers Marcin and Michal Szamborski, who provided the rise in the overall classification on a perfect 5. place. The highlight of the day at the airport Przylep was the appearance of Felix Baumgartner, well known from Red Bull Stratos project.

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First day of the World Helicopter Championships

The 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship started on Thursday in Zielona Gora, Poland. In first tournament's event - navigation results were expected - the best in navigation were Russians, who took the first six places. In the overall standings of the Championship first position carries a crew Viktor Korotaev/Vladimir Ziablikov, with a score of 299,7 points. The best result from Polish teams have Maciej Wegrzecki and Jakub Malec - with a score of 272,0 points they take up 12. position.

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Bulletin no1

BULLETIN № 1
1. EVENT.
The 15 th   FAI  World Helicopter Championship (WHC) will take place  from 12 of August to 16 of August 2015.

2. AIMS.
The aims of the 15th FAI WHC are promotion and popularisation of helicopter sports, determination of the
World Champions in Overall Individual and National Teams’ competition and Event Champions.

The organizer will focus on the development of international aeronautical relationships, exchanging
experience and improving flying skills as well as attraction of the public attention to aviation sports and role
of helicopters in different areas including rescue, utility and public safety operations.

3. ORGANIZERS.
The event will be organized by the Polish Helicopter Association Helisport in cooperation with the Aero
Club of Poland and Aero Club of Lubush Land under the auspices of Rotorcraft Commission, Federation
Aeronautique Internationale (CIG FAI).

4. VENUE.
The 15th FAI WHC will be held in Przylep Airfield in Zielona Gora (EPZP).

Location: N51°58'44.2" E15°27'49.8"
455 km to the west from Warsaw and 6 km from the city of Zielona Góra.
(distances from other significant cities: 150 km from Poznan, 150 km from Wroclaw, 200 km from Berlin)
No customs services are available.
Airfield with a grass surface.
Main runway 060° / 240°, 880 m x 110 m (strip: 1000mx200m)
Field elevation 253 ft.
Aeronautical Information Package for EPZP is attached.
A parking for caravans and participant cars will be organized.

Weather conditions: average temperatures in August day/night 22°/14°C, average monthly precipitation 83
mm. http://en.tutiempo.net/climate/08-2014/ws-124000.html

5. PARTICIPANTS.
Invitations were sent to all FAI members. The 15th FAI WHC will take place if there are entrants from 4
nations at least.
Each competing crew consists of 2 persons: a pilot and a crew member. Both must be in possession of a
valid FAI Sporting License, issued by their own National Aero Club. Each crew may compete for the
individual title of “Helicopter World Champion“.
A crew can be all-male, all-female or “mixed” - male and female. If there are more than 3 countries
participating with all-female crews, an individual World Female Title will be awarded.

Each National Team will be composed of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 crews.

Team crews must be declared and published not later than 12 hours before the competition starts.

A National Aero Club being unable to enter a team of 3 crews, required for team classification, may enter
individual crews.
All National Teams may include an unlimited number of pilots to compete in Free Style Event only.
HELISPORT – Polish Helicopter Association | Obroncow Tobruku 25/164, 01-494 Warsaw  
tel. (48) 500 100 105 fax (48 22) 300 1464 | www.helisport.pl | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Bank account: MBANK IBAN: PL95 1140 2004 0000 3712 0307 5439 BIC: BREXPLPWMUL
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12-16 August 2015 — Zielona Góra, Poland
6. HELICOPTERS.
Helicopters of any type with sufficient characteristics to execute FAI World Helicopter Championship events
will be allowed to compete in the 15th FAI WHC.

Participants may bring their helicopters by air or in trucks upon their own responsibility.

In case of international flight please start organization procedures not later than 1 month in advance.

Your route for Schengen traffic is unrestricted and a direct flight to EPZP will be possible.

Traffic originating outside of Schengen should enter Poland through an international airport with border and
customs services available (EPGD, EPRZ, EPLB).

A valid “Certificate of Airworthiness“ or equivalent document, a Certificate of Registration issued by an
appropriate Authority and an Third-party liability insurance must be submitted to the Organizer for every
competing helicopter.

Helicopters of the following types are available for renting in the Warsaw region: R-44, R-22. Other
helicopter types may be available upon request of participants. Polish Helicopter Association will assist
participants unable to bring their own competition aircraft in hiring helicopters on their request.

Please contact Wojciech Dobrzyński regarding this matter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. EVENT SCHEDULE.
Saturday-Tuesday, 08-11 of August Training Days.

Tuesday 11 of August

     Arrival of Judges, Jury members till 14.00

     Judges briefing

Wednesday 12 of August

     Arrival of crews and delegation members till 14.00

     Registration and helicopter checks till 16.30

     General briefing, Event briefing

     Opening Ceremony on the Airfield

     Judges briefing

Thursday 13 of August

     Precision Flying Event 10.00-14.00

     Fender Rigging Event 16.00-18.00

     Navigation briefing afterwards

Friday, 14 of August

     Navigation Event from 9.00

     Slalom briefing afterwards

     Thanks to judges in the evening

Saturday 15 of August

     Slalom Event 10.00-14.00

     Free Style Event 17.00-18.00

Sunday 16 of August

     Helicopter Races (play-off)

     Air Show and Demonstration flights

     Prize giving and Closing ceremony

Monday 27 of August

     Departure

Changes may occur. Detailed schedule will be published in March, 2015 in Bulletin No 2.

HELISPORT – Polish Helicopter Association | Obroncow Tobruku 25/164, 01-494 Warsaw  
tel. (48) 500 100 105 fax (48 22) 300 1464 | www.helisport.pl | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Bank account: MBANK IBAN: PL95 1140 2004 0000 3712 0307 5439 BIC: BREXPLPWMUL
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12-16 August 2015 — Zielona Góra, Poland
8. RULES.
The 15th FAI WHC will be held according to the Rules of the FAI/CIG (2014 edition). The rules are published
on FAI-CIG website http://www.fai.org/cig-documents

Non-compulsory event – Helicopter Races (play-off system) for the best crews from all participating
countries – will be held according to the World Air Games Rules (2009) with small amendments. The Rules
will be published in April, 2015 (Bulletin No 2).

9. AWARDS AND PRIZES.
Awards and prizes will be given in the following categories:

Teams.

The Team Managers of the teams placed 1, 2 and 3 will be awarded gold, silver and bronze FAI medals and
Organizer’s prizes. Small FAI medals and diplomas will be awarded to all members of the teams.

Overall Individual.

The members of the crews placed 1, 2 and 3 will be awarded gold, silver and bronze FAI medals and
Organizer’s prizes. The crews placed 1 to 10 will be awarded FAI diplomas.

Females.

The members of the all-female crews placed 1, 2 and 3 will be awarded gold, silver and bronze FAI medals
and Organizer’s prizes. The female crews placed 1 to 5 will be awarded FAI diplomas.

Event Winners.

The members of the crews placed 1, 2 and 3 in 4 Events will be awarded FAI diplomas and Organizer’s
prizes.

Freestyle.

The pilots placed 1, 2 and 3 in Free Style event will be awarded FAI diplomas and Organizer’s prizes.

Novice Pilots.

The pilots placed 1, 2 and 3 in the junior category (with less than 250 hours total time) will be awarded FAI
diplomas and Organizer’s prizes.

Non-compulsory Event (Helicopter Races)

The members of the crews placed 1, 2 and 3 will be awarded FAI diplomas and Organizer’s prizes.

10. EVENT REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES.
Every participant (team members, crews, judges, observers) are kindly asked to visit http://whc2015.pl
website to register.

Registration will be open from 23 February 2015.

The closing date for official registration is 05th of June, 2015.

Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Organiser.

Entry fee for pilots and crew members is 875 Euro per person (12-17.08.12, 5 nights).

Entry fee for judges/assistant judges is 750 Euro (11-17.08.12, 6 nights).

Entry fee for all other delegation members is 850 Euro (12-17.08.12, 5 nights).

Accommodation in a single room is available if requested during registration and will be charged 30 Euro
extra per day per person.

The fee for training days (08-11 August) is 170 Euro / day / person and includes hotel accommodation and a
lunch at the airfield.

The cost for the participation in the closing ceremony and dinner for additional guests is 80 Euro.

HELISPORT – Polish Helicopter Association | Obroncow Tobruku 25/164, 01-494 Warsaw  
tel. (48) 500 100 105 fax (48 22) 300 1464 | www.helisport.pl | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Bank account: MBANK IBAN: PL95 1140 2004 0000 3712 0307 5439 BIC: BREXPLPWMUL
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The entry fee covers the costs for accommodation in twin rooms, catering (3 meals per day, soft drinks),
organized events, landing and parking fees for aircrafts, flight materials, official ceremonies, prizes and
souvenirs, farewell banquet (drinks included), bus transfer (hotel/competition site) throughout the duration of
the Championship for

all delegation members.

Payments should be made in the following way:

- deposit or full payments during registration (online)

- full payments by wire transfer no later than 30 days from the date of registration

All fees should be transfered to:

Beneficiary Customer: Stowarzyszenie Lotnicze Helisport
Address:           Obroncow Tobruku 25/164, 01-494 Warsaw, Poland
IBAN:  PL95 1140 2004 0000 3712 0307 5439
BIC/SWIFT  BREXPLPWMUL

Bank name and address: BRE Bank S.A. INTERNET BANKING, al. Piłsudskiego 3, 90-368 Lodz

Purpose of Payment: Fees for 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship (please state your country, name
and/or number of persons)

Currency: Euro

We expect your entry fees to be paid until 31st of May, 2015.

Late entry fees may be accepted at the discretion of the Organizer.  
All Entry fees will be refunded if the Championship does not take place.
11. ACCOMMODATION.
Hotels and rooms will be booked by the Organizer.

There are 3 hotels in a 10-30 minutes distance by bus from the airfield.

12. FUEL.
Standard fuel – AVGAS 100L and Jet A1 – will be available at the Przylep Airfield.

The Organizer will not supply non-standard fuel, oil or lubricants.

Fuel, oil or lubricants are not covered by the entry fee.

Fuel has to be paid in cash or by credit card on spot (Zloty or Euro).

Approximate prices (February 2015): AVGAS 100L – 2,9-3,1 Euro/litre, Jet A1 – 1,6-1,8 Euro/litre.

Fuel prices may vary and will be published in following bulletins.
HELISPORT – Polish Helicopter Association | Obroncow Tobruku 25/164, 01-494 Warsaw  
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Bank account: MBANK IBAN: PL95 1140 2004 0000 3712 0307 5439 BIC: BREXPLPWMUL
Bulletin No. 1 | 20.02.2015 | Rev. 1.1 | Bulletin_No1_whc_2015.doc13. INSURANCE.
It is compulsory for each competing helicopter to have third party insurance policy for an amount of a
minimum of 2,000,000 CHF (or equivalent), for the whole duration of the 15th FAI WHC including training
days and the flights over the Polish territory to the competition site and back.

Personal insurance of pilots and insurance of helicopters will also be necessary. Copies of insurance
policies with confirmation of validity in English must be submitted by each competitor.

All delegation members must carry individual health insurance.

14. FLIGHT SAFETY.
The competitors must observe and adhere to the Polish Flying Regulations, the FAI Regulations and the Competition
Rules. Pilots must be in the possession of a valid Pilots License along with a valid Medical Certificate.

15. PROTESTS.
A competitor or a team who is dissatisfied on any matter during the Championship should first ask the
appropriate official for assistance.

If still dissatisfied, a complaint in written form should be made by the team leader to the Championship
Director. The purpose of a complaint is to obtain a correction without the need to make a protest.

If the findings of an inquiry do not satisfy the competitor, his Team Manager may then file a protest.

There will be a time limit of 2 hours in which a protest may be filed.

A protest will cost 600 CHF and the deposit will be returned if the protest is upheld.

16. CHAMPIONSHIPS BODIES.
Jury.

Chairman – David Hamilton (New Zealand)

Members – Konrad Geissler (Germany), Wolf-Dietrich Tesar (Austria)

Championship Director.

Wojciech Dobrzyński (Poland)

Board of Judges.

Chief Judge – Wolfgang Perplies (Germany)

There shall be a maximum of 10 judges (including Assistant Judges) per country.

17. CONTACTS.
Championship Director:

Wojciech Dobrzyński
Tel.           +48 500 100 105

Tel./Fax         +48 22 300 1464
email          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
web-site      http://whc2015.pl

We are ready to answer your questions and to render any possible assistance.

Looking forward to see you in Zielona Gora !

Wojciech Dobrzyński

President

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