Helicopter opens a bottle - level 3

Helicopter opens a bottle - level 3

05-11-2013 14:00

It’s probably easier to buy a hand-held bottle opener, but this pilot in China clearly likes a challenge.

This amazing feat was actually part of China’s three-day Helicopter Tournament, which came to an end on Monday. More than 20 helicopter pilots competed in the event, and each one had to take part in six challenges. The beer opening showpiece captured the most attention.

The bottle was fixed on top of a pole, and the bottle opener was tied to the end of one of the helicopter’s skids on the right-hand side.

Each pilot was tasked with opening five bottles in eight minutes, with each one worth 40 points. The pilot who opened most bottles, without breaking the glass, would win the game.

In the end, Zhang Zhiqiang, a pilot from Anyang City in Henan Province, won, scoring 120 points after opening three.

Difficult words:

feat (hard task)

showpiece (something which attracts attention)

skid (long part at the bottom of the helicopter).

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