The AHS Sikorsky Prize
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.