It was the first time a nation won more than one medal at the same championships, with host nation Austria earning gold and silver in the event. For the second and final time, the championships were held in consecutive years (1972 and 1973 being the others). These championships have been held in even-numbered years since this one.
The event is notorious for three massive accidents which occurred due to dangerous wind conditions.
|Gold||Andreas Felder (AUT)||745.0|
|Silver||Franz Neuländtner (AUT)||730.5|
|Bronze||Matti Nykänen (FIN)||698.5|
|Totals (2 entries)||1||1||1||3|
- "FIS Ski-Flying World Championships - Men's K185 01.01.1986". data.fis-ski.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2018. (Neuländer listed in results incorrectly as being from Finland rather than Austria.)