Our First Eta Video!

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Our First Eta Video!

As you might have seen, AeroVelo is back this summer to break the human-powered speed record at 133.8 km/h (83.1mph). Check out our new video!

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Call for Summer 2014 Research Interns!

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Call for Summer 2014 Research Interns!

AeroVelo is seeking high-caliber student interns with skills in technology/engineering design and hands-on fabrication. The selection process will focus on applicants with exceptional experience either with extra-curricular design teams or with independently pursued hobbies and projects. Applications are due by midnight on April 3, 2014.

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Speaking and Outreach End an Exciting 2013!

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Speaking and Outreach End an Exciting 2013!

Hey Everyone! We’ve been a little quiet on the home front these past few weeks, largely because we’ve been keeping busy with some great outreach opportunities and speaking events! There’s been incredible global interest in the team’s effort to win the Sikorsky Prize, and we’ve been able to share some of our insights, lessons-learned, and greater messages with a variety of enthusiastic audiences. In the spring we’ll be re-focusing on the research and pre-design of our next speedbike, but we’re already arranging events in Montreal, Ottawa, at TEDx U of T, at NASA Ames in California, and in the Middle East!

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Battle Mountain 2013: A Photo and Video Journal

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Battle Mountain 2013: A Photo and Video Journal

This year's World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada was super exciting! We had both bikes Vortex and Bluenose reaching top speeds and breaking many personal bests: we walked away with 6 new hats (awarded at every 5 mile/hr milestone).

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New Helicopter Men’s and Women’s World Records!

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New Helicopter Men’s and Women’s World Records!

On September 23rd and 24th we took Atlas out one more time to try to push the current endurance records and give the rest of the team members a chance to fly. Overall it was a great success with Trefor Evans setting a new world record at 86 seconds, Alexis Reichert setting a new women's world record at 53 seconds, and twelve new people added to the list of the few who have lifted off under their own power!

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Battle Mountain 2013: World Human-Powered Speed Challenge

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Battle Mountain 2013: World Human-Powered Speed Challenge

It’s been an exciting summer, but the fun isn’t over yet! Following the record flight of Atlas on June 13th, the team has been focused on the Human-Powered Speed Championship held each September in Battle Mountain, Nevada. This is where the fastest teams come from around the world shooting for the title of world’s fastest human! The current record is held by Canadian Sam Whittingham at 133.3 km/hr. After a fun packed 35 hour drive the team arrived in Battle Mountain Sunday, ready for the first speed runs Monday morning!

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AeroVelo Officially Awarded AHS Sikorsky Prize!

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AeroVelo Officially Awarded AHS Sikorsky Prize!

Great news! The American Helicopter Society has officially declared AeroVelo winner of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. After a thorough and rigorous independent analysis of the flight data of June 13th 2013 12:43 EDT, the AHS Human-Powered Helicopter Committee concluded that indeed Atlas' epic flight 1) exceeded 60 seconds duration, 2) exceeded 3m in height, and 3) remained within a 10m x 10m box.

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