Since 2010 we've been pushing the boundaries of human powered vehicle design. We have proven that seemingly impossible feats are made possible through innovations in approach, design, and hard work.

What We've Achieved


Current focus: Eta Speedbike

Our current focus is the continued development of the Eta speedbike designed specifically for human-powered land-speed record. In 2015, Aerovelo first succeeded in surpassing the previous record of 133.5 kph, and has incremented the record four times since, most recently with an astounding 144.17 km/hr (89.59 mph). Eta has now matched its design predictions... but there is still more that can be done. Learn more about the Eta speedbike project here

Atlas helicopter

On June 13, 2013, Aerovelo’s Atlas human­‐powered helicopter won the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Challenge and its $250,000 prize. During the record-­breaking 64 second flight, Atlas reached a height of 3.3 metres, meeting all requirements of the 33 year old aviation challenge. Spanning over 150 feet and weighing less than 120 lbs, Atlas is an incredible testament to doing more with less.

Snowbird ornithopter

The human-powered ornithopter project was driven by the desire to achieve one of humanity’s oldest aeronautical dreams with the successful flight of a human-powered, flapping-wing aircraft. On August 2nd, 2010 the Snowbird sustained both altitude and airspeed for 19.3 seconds, becoming the world's first successful human-powered ornithopter. The Snowbird was designed and constructed by members of the Aerovelo team as part of the University of Toronto's Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team.

When people say it’s not possible, it’s because they haven’t thought about how to make it possible. And that’s our business. Making the impossible happen is what we do.
— Cameron Robertson