08 January 2014

Lecture on the First Human Powered Helicopter

Carleton University's American Helicopter Society (AHS) team are hosting its first AHS event right here on campus! The event will focus on a presentation by the AeroVelo team, who were the first to create a human powered helicopter and get it off the ground. The project was part of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter (HPH) Competition.

With no designs being successful during the 33 long years of this competition, AeroVelo was able to achieve and exceed the requirements set by the competition committee which included a one minute hovering time, while keeping a steady altitude of 3 meters to win the $250,000 prize.


  • Date: January 9, 2014
  • Location: Porter Hall (University Centre, 2nd floor) Carleton University
  • Time:
    • 6-7 Registration/Social
    • 7 pm Presentation
  • Cost:
    • AHS Members: Free
    • Non-AHS members: $10
    • Students and Faculty: $5 with RSVP
  • Food: Snacks and refreshments provided
  • RSVP to Jen Gatenby

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