Sikorsky Prize claimed: Human-powered helicopter flies for one minute | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... |

The $250,000 Sikorsky Prize for human-powered flight has finally been won. A Canadian team, AeroVelo, built a helicopter that was pedaled to an indoor altitude of a little over 3 meters and remained aloft for 65 seconds. While it is an incredible sight to see a human suspended in mid-air by the power of sheer ingenuity, hopefully this feat will draw to a close the fantastic, but unfortunately dead-end avenue of human-powered flight.