We are a team driven to challenge the impossible. Our projects centre on human power: with this as our only limit, we can take lightweight efficient vehicle design to the extreme, on land or in the air. We are designing for the future – as sustainable transportation becomes more crucial, the innovations and creativity in our projects become more relevant. We want to inspire the public to do more with less and educate youth to prioritize creative design for a changing world.

Currently, our primary focus is the design and construction of a high-speed human-powered vehicle to capture the 133km/hr world cycling speed record at the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in September.

All of AeroVelo’s accomplishments are made possible through generous donations from individuals, research grants and corporate sponsors.

Atlas Installed in the Ontario Science Centre!

Atlas Installed in the Ontario Science Centre!

Exciting News! The Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter has just been installed on permanent display in the Ontario Science Centre, completed on October 22nd.   After concluding the Atlas project in 2013, we started looking for a permanent home for the helicopter. Early on we found that the Ontario Science Centre has been following our work forContinue Reading

Battle Mountain Summary: Broken Spokes, not Broken Dreams

Battle Mountain Summary: Broken Spokes, not Broken Dreams

We return this week from the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, exhausted, but excited. A series of mechanical issues throughout the week, such as broken spokes, blown tires, and rubbing knees, held us back from showing the true potential of the Eta, but I wouldn’t go anywhere near calling it a failure. We managed to reachContinue Reading

Battle Mountain Time!

Battle Mountain Time!

Its that time of the year again. Teams from around the world flock to a small town in Nevada (near the salt flats) to try their vehicle in a challenge to set the human-powered speed record. This is the final test for the vehicle we have built this summer. Upon arriving, the vehicle was nearlyContinue Reading

Questions and (long) Answers!

Questions and (long) Answers!

Hello Everyone! Today I would like to introduce the first session of Q&A with Victor Ragusila (me ). I will attempt to answer questions you have about the bike projects, especially Eta, as well as the Atlas helicopter and the Snowbird ornithopter (or anything else related to human power and engineering). Today I am answeringContinue Reading

Introducing the Engine Development Team

Introducing the Engine Development Team

Just as important as the bike is the development of an efficient and powerful engine (ie. human), so I’d like to introduce the dedicated team that’s been helping me with training, stretching, biomechanics, fitting and nutrition!   Emre, Ryan and Magda at Quest Health and Performance have been leading my strength and off-the-bike conditioning program since February.Continue Reading

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