Red Bull Flugtag 2011 Feed
- Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
- OCT 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM
- OCT 8, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 30-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or often, plunging into the waters below. Flugtag, which means“flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight, but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. This criteria has inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, winnebagos with wings and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks!
On October 8th the outrageous human-powered flying competition known as Red Bull Flugtag will once again soar over the West Coast…of Florida with a return to Tampa Bay. While Red Bull Flugtag’s 2008 stop in Tampa saw its share of Baywatch lifeguards, cartoon characters and various footwear, it’s up to the creative public to produce a new set of airborne heroes.
Since the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991, more than 80 Flugtags have been held around the globe, attracting up to 300,000 spectators for a single event. The record for the farthest flight-to-date currently stands at 195 feet and was set at Red Bull Flugtag Austria in 2000. A new U.S. record was set in 2007 at Red Bull Flugtag Nashville when a flying banjo flew 155 feet!