The AHS Sikorsky Prize

Igor Sikorsky
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The AHS Sikorsky Prize

Gamera at the College Park Aviation Museum

The Igor I. Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition (AHS Sikorsky Prize) was established by the American Helicopter Society in 1980 in honor of helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky. To win the $250,000 prize pledged by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, an individual or team must:

  • Build a helicopter powered only by human means
  • Lift off and achieve a hover time of 60 seconds
  • Achieve a height of 3 meters sometime during the 60 second flight
  • Stay within a 10 square meter area during the 60 second flight

To date, no vehicle has fulfilled these requirements.





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