July 15, 2013
AeroVelo, a team from the University of Toronto, has been awarded the 33-year old AHS Sikorsky Prize for Human-Powered Helicopter flight.
This might not be car related, but very cool none-the-less, and Canadian to boot!
After the prize stood open for 33 years without a winner, a Canadian team has finally taken the $250,000 AHS Sikorsky Prize for Human-Powered Helicopter flight.
The prize, which requires a flight height of 3 meters for 60 seconds and less than 10 meters of drift, was attained by AeroVelo, a team made up of members from the University of Toronto.
The aircraft is built with multiple rotor blades and powered by one person using a cannibalized bicycle.
Check out the video above to see the prize attempt take place.