July 11-13, 2014, at the airport “Kurkachi” 49th open championship of Russia on helicopter sports took place.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan Rafis Burganov, President of the Russia’s Federation on helicopter sports Irina Grushina, head of the executive committee of the municipal Vysokogorskogy region Rail Zaynullin, chairman of RT DOSAAF Radium Zaripov, Head of RT Central Aeroclub, RT Radik Khaliullin, veterans helicopter sports.
These days 26 strongest teams from Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom got off into the sky . In Kazan, where several brands of helicopters are produced, helicopters are known and beloved. However, starting since 1965 Tatarstan have not been participating in l helicopter sports championships. Now, finally took the return of Tatarstan in large helicopter race. At the start of the 49th championship the team has appeared, recently created on the basis of the Aviation Detachment of Special Forces of Interior of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Contestants performed on honored Russian Mi-2 and Ka-226, as well as foreign «Robinson-44.”
The first day of competitions on the subject “Navigation” on July 12, contests exercise “Slalom”, “Flight of accuracy” and “Hauling goods” were held. Today, athletes competed in the “Helicopter races” on the speed and accuracy of operations. The championship was attended by 26 teams from Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Just only from Zaporozhye there came three helicopter crews, who were pleased by the event organization and festive atmosphere created in Kazan and the flying club.