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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.

Today's Rigging Fender competition won the mixed Russian crew – Elena Zhuperina and Nikolay Rodionov, they had maximum number of 300 points, beating distance with the best time. Second place was taken by a pair of Maxim Puajukas/Oleg Sotnikov, a third position was for Viktor Degtyar and Petr Vasiliev. In the overall standings of the Championship the best score has still a Russian crew Viktor Korotaev/Vladimir Ziablikov – with an excellent result of 599,7 points (600 possible). The second and third places also occupy crews from Russia – Andrey Orekhov/Vadim Sazonov (599,5 point) and Maxim Puajukas/Oleg Sotnikov (598,6 points).

On Friday the special guest of the Championship was famous Felix Baumgartner – the man who in 2012 during the jump from space has exceeded the speed of sound, and this spectacular event was watched by the whole world. Baumgartner has accepted the invitation of the Aviation Association Helisport, which organizes 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship in Zielona Gora. He arrived to the airport by helicopter and enjoyed a great interest by media.

On Saturday morning the rivalry in Precision Competition will organizational reasons precision could not be carried out on Friday.

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