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Why aren't there helicotper sport in USA?


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I have asked this question for couple of times and never got an answer....We all know that helicopters are used for business, recreation, emergency situations and military services....

I know, there are helicopter aerobatic shows, expos and all kind of fun flying being held here in US. But, I hope I'm mistaken, there is no any particular helicopter sport as a given kind of motor sport....We know about all kind of automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, boat and even plane sports and most important races....

What about helicopters here in US? There is a Precision Flying Helicopter sport in Russia and EU. Is America missing something, or hopefully just me? :)

 

Check this nice vid of Mil's Cup in Russia.

 

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I have asked this question for couple of times and never got an answer....We all know that helicopters are used for business, recreation, emergency situations and military services....

I know, there are helicopter aerobatic shows, expos and all kind of fun flying being held here in US. But, I hope I'm mistaken, there is no any particular helicopter sport as a given kind of motor sport....We know about all kind of automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, boat and even plane sports and most important races....

What about helicopters here in US? There is a Precision Flying Helicopter sport in Russia and EU. Is America missing something, or hopefully just me? :)

 

Check this nice vid of Mil's Cup in Russia.

 

 

There are also events like that in Switzerland.

And I agree with the previous poster, as far as the US goes, way too much red tape.

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I even doubt that there's supposed to be any insurance for aircraft. If probably only insurance for a pilot...But for instance, has anyone heard if Formula 1 racing cars were insured? I think all crashes or personal injuries should be on sport team expense...I may be wrong...

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The closest things to helicopter sports that I know of is watching Chuck fly the Red Bull helicopter and the autorotation competition for Robinsons up in Oregon. The last one is sponsored by Trimble Helicopters up in McMinnville, OR.

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