UMd. students carry dreams of vertical flight

Second year grad student Elizabeth Weiner, right, watches as UMD student and volunteer pilot Colin Gore, center, performs a test flight as students with the University of Maryland attempt to win the $250,000 AHS Sikorsky Prize using their human-powered helicopter at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md., Sunday, April 28, 2013. The helicopter has already set records for flight time and altitude. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Second year grad student Elizabeth Weiner, right, watches as UMD student and volunteer pilot Colin Gore, center, performs a test flight as students with the University of Maryland attempt to win the $250,000 AHS Sikorsky Prize using their human-powered helicopter at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md., Sunday, April 28, 2013. The helicopter has already set records for flight time and altitude. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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