AHS Human Powered Helicopter Competition Heats Up

AeroVelo highest flight AeroVelo continues flight testing of their Atlas Human Powered Helicopter this week in Vaughan, Ontario. Follow their latest updates at: https://twitter.com/AeroVelo or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AeroVelo.

CTV Toronto aslo covered the flight testing in a news story on them: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=943504

AeroVelo is one of three teams currently flight testing human powered helicopters as part of the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. The AHS Sikorsky Prize requires that every part of an HPH is momentarily above 3 m, while hovering over a 10 m x 10 m (32.8 ft x 32.8 ft) for a minimum of 60 seconds.

Full details of the competition are available at www.vtol.org/hph. An archive of news, photos and video about AeroVelo and other competitors for the AHS Sikorsky Prize are available at www.vtol.org/hph-news. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has pledged $250,000 to the first group who accomplishes the requirements of the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Prize. 

The University of Maryland will soon be testing their Gamera HPH. A recent UMD-produced video summarizes their work to date: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l3SM1RsPzV0

AHS held a special HPH Panel at the 69th Annual Forum last month in Phoenix. The presentations and some video can be purchased as part of the Special Sessions DVD, available in the AHS Online Store for only $50 for members.

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