Helicopter sport FAI Rotorcraft commission (CIG)

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Slalom event - picking up water

5.4.2 Start:
Upon an indication of ready from the pilots (or crew members), the judge will signal the start by dropping a flag or use of a suitable indication system (Such a system has to be demonstrated at the briefing). The helicopters will take off from the Departure Line with the bucket resting on the ground, the crew member holding the rope above
the first red flag (3m).

The pilot will fly to the container filled with water. The crew member will fill the bucket with water. Manoeuvering of the rope is allowed provided the rope is not shortened by any part of the body below the first red flag. After filling the bucket with water, the pilot will increase altitude and the crew member will deploy the 5 metre rope. The pilot will fly to the first gate and the rope

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