The AeroVelo Corporation reached new heights winning the coveted 33-year-old Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition by successfully flying Atlas for a world record setting 64.11 seconds.
Requisites to win the award; hover at 10 feet, for 60 seconds, without drifting out of a 1,076 square feet area.
Many have tried, but none could rise to the occasion.
Last year, a group from the University of Maryland reached the 10 feet mark, but was grounded just short at 58 seconds.
The lesson here kids; hard work and determination always pays off. And when you reach for the stars, the sky’s the limit.