The Canadian team, AeroVelo, may have won the prize for the first, man-powered helicopter flight.
Here's the tweet they sent yesterday:
"Hit 3.3 metres & 65 sec on our flight. Submitted the flight to the
American Helicopter Society; waiting for validation before commenting."
The competition requires helicopter flight, solely human-powered, to a height greater than 3-metres for a duration of 60-seconds. The helicopter has to remain within a small, 10-square metre area.
The winner takes the Sikorsky prize of $250,000. Here's the AeroVelo Atlas. The pilot is on the bicycle in the middle. It's impossible to see the structures that connect him to and drive the four rotors.