Aerovelo, a small Canadian team made up of University of Toronto alumni, students and volunteers, clinched the 33-year-old Sikorsky Prize for human-powered helicopter flight. "This isn’t something that you’re going to commute to work in any time soon, but it’s an exercise in really pushing the limits on what’s physically possible, and what you can do with lightweight materials and really creative design," Aerovelo pilot Todd Reichert said of the group's aircraft.

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