Since 2010 we 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
- Belt of Orion Award for Excellence from the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. 2015
- Awarded the A.H.S. Sikorsky prize for the Atlas human-powered helicopter. 2013.
- FAI Group Diploma for first flight of a human-powered ornithopter, August 2nd, 2010 (FAI Group Honorary Group Diploma for Aeronautics, 2011 award 6708)
- Guinness Book of World Records: First human powered aircraft with flapping wings (Guinness Book of World Records 2012)
- First successful human-powered aircraft in Canada.
- Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Trans-Canada Mckee Trophy, Awarded to Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson (CASI 2011).
- Todd Reichert is currently ranked as the world's 7th fastest human (Battle Mountain World Human-Powered Speed Challenge, 2014)
- Human-powered land speed record for college-built and college-piloted vehicles (Todd Reichert, 116.9 km/hr in Vortex at Battle Mountain, Nevada, 2011)
- Male and female Human-powered land speed record for college-built and college-piloted vehicles (Todd Reichert, 101.9 km/hr, Amanda Chu 89.8 km/hr in ACE and at Battle Mountain, Nevada, 2010)
Current focus: SPEEDBIKES
Our current focus is on using speed-bikes to break the world human-powered land-speed record. In Sept 2015 we will travel to Battle Mountain Nevada to try to break the world record of 133.5kph. To do this we have designed and built a custom, one of a kind speed-bike, "eta". We believe eta is capable of speeds of 140km/hr. Learn more about our speed bikes project here.
Aerial vehicles: 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.