Helicoptor bottle opener china
A Chinese helicoptor pilot attempts to open a bottle of beer using a bottle opener attached to the skid at the Chinese tournament. (World Wide Videos)

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China concludes helicopter tournament

Helicoptor bottle opener china

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At the conclusion of a grueling three-day Chinese helicopter tournament this week, pilots cracked open a bottle of beer, with their choppers.

This annual competition tests pilots’ skills in six different events and concludes with what is perhaps the coolest party trick ever. Pilots open a sequence of five bottles within eight minutes with a bottle opener tied to the end of the skid.

Some pilots managed to open four, but not five. One pilot made it look easy, but was ultimately disqualified for breaking the glass mouth.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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