Canadians claim 33 year old $250K prize for human powered helicopter flight


The work here will allow more efficiencies for electric-powered flight as well. The prize went unclaimed for 33 years.

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The AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980 for the first successful controlled flight of a human-powered helicopter that could reach a height of three metres while hovering for at least one minute in a 10-square-meter area.

Congrats to team AeroVelo — a small team of University of Toronto alumni, students and volunteers.

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