Heli Man —

Add/blend together Leonardo da Vinci, Igor Sikorsky, Rube Goldberg, and Eddie Merckx, and if you are very, very good and very lucky, you get something like this:

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AeroVelo Officially Awarded AHS Sikorsky Prize!

Posted on July 11, 2013 by Cameron in Blog

Great news! The American Helicopter Society has officially declared AeroVelo winner of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. After a thorough and rigorous independent analysis of the flight data of June 13th 2013 12:43 EDT, the AHS Human-Powered Helicopter Committee concluded that indeed Atlas’ epic flight 1) exceeded 60 seconds duration, 2) exceeded 3m in height, and 3) remained within a 10m x 10m box….

Go to the AeroVelo site to see the short, impressive video in large, glorious form.

(Thanks to investigator Ella Ewell for bringing this to our attention.)