The AHS Sikorsky Prize is awarded every year to the team that can build the biggest, baddest human-powered helicopter on the planet.
And this year’s winner is absolutely stunning to watch. It may only be able to lift the operator 3.3 meters into the air for just over a minute, but its existence really is a feat of human engineering. The machine’s range of motion isn’t too extensive, but the size and scale of it make the viewing experience something you can’t miss.
Participants in this competition always blow audiences away, but there’s something really special about this team’s creation. To see more of its record-breaking flight, check out AeroVelo’s Youtube channel.