Aero Velo: Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter - AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight 4

On June 13th, 2013, the AeroVelo Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter captured the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres. Visit for more details.

The competition was initially opened in 1980, and over the course of the 33 years that followed, dozens of teams from around the world pushed the limits of existing technology in pursuit of this once-thought-to-be impossible goal. This video is a compilation of footage from the record flight, as well as previous test flights. For uncut videos and official documentation of the record flight visit and the AeroVelo YouTube Channel.

Original Music by Nick Martel, Dan Gauthier and Ray Balberman
Footage by AeroVelo and Martin Turner of

Credit: Aero Velo
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  • Big Bird

    7/17/2013 8:41 AM

    It's a road bike. It's already a 29'er.

  • sysdev1

    7/16/2013 10:05 PM

    wow! i'm sure they'll come up with a better design in the future.

  • scarface

    7/16/2013 12:08 PM

    Did they test for EPO? This is a record dammit gotta check

  • KeithBanshee

    7/16/2013 12:02 PM

    That is increadibly impressive. Lots of people have been trying to beat that challenge for years!

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