The third stage of the Helicopter World Cup 2019 was organized by the Helicopter Commission of the World Air Sports Federation (FAI), the Belarusian Air Sports Federation and the Vitebsk aeroclub of the DOSAAF society.
The formidable Russian duo of Elena Prokofyeva and Diana Riiazova remained overall leaders in the General Class, despite having been knocked off the top spot during the actual competition. Last year's winners, the equally impressive Russian Masters Class crew of Yury Yablokov and Konstantin Podoinitsyn also retained their top overall position.
As part of the parallel slalom event, the helicopters carried a bucket of water through 11 gates along a designated route while taking care not to spill it. As part of the parallel fender event, the helicopters have to carry a rubber weight and take turns to dip it into barrels placed at different distances from each other.
HWC Stage 3 results:
Fender General class: Alexander Tsenter - Vladimir Striyonock (Belarus)
Elena Prokofyeva - Diana Riiazova (Russia) - LADIES
Andreyi Baraev - Vadim Sazonov (Russia)
Fender Masters class: Yury Yablokov - Konstantin Podoinitsyn (Russia)
Maxim Sotnikov - Puajukas Aleh (Russia)
Sergei Tupikov - Aleksei Pintelin (Russia)