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Ding Dong: It's Flugtag Hong Kong! Oct 14, 2010
Welcome to Flugtag Hong Kong! It's the first time Red Bull Flugtag has landed in Asia and it managed to attract 42 teams, all bringing with them their magnificent "flying" machines in hope of soaring...
Flugtag's Top 10 Most Awesome Crafts Ever Sep 3, 2010
It's been nearly a decade since the first human powered flying machine plunged over the Red Bull Flugtag platform. So it's only fitting that we take a look back and remember the best of the best of...
Best of Red Bull Flugtag: Long Beach Aug 26, 2010
A team of Chuck Norrises, Barack Obama's head and grown men in nappies all trying to fly? That is what happened when Red Bull Flugtag made a stop in Long Beach, California, USA. More than105,000...
- Marina Crescent, Kuwait
- NOV 5, 2010 at 12:00 AM
- NOV 5, 2010 at 11:59 PM
Red Bull Flugtag challenges teams of everyday people to build homemade, human-powered flying machines and pilot them off a 30-foot high deck in hopes of achieving flight! Flugtag may mean "flying day" in German, but all these crafts ultimately splash into the waters below. They are judged not only on their flight's distance, but creativity and showmanship as well. The first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991. Since then, more than 35 Flugtags have been held around the world -- from Ireland to San Francisco -- attracting up to 300,000 spectators. The record for the farthest flight-to-date currently stands at 195 feet set in 2000 at Flugtag Austria. Follow the madness, or if you don't mind getting wet, then join in for Red Bull Flugtag's 2010 events.
When was the last time you saw a chicken fly in Kuwait? On 05.11.10, you probably will, amongst a host of many other objects that will launch themselves off a 6 metre platform at the Marina Crescent.
Flug fact: Flugtag (floog-tag) n.
1. Flying day. 2. A human powered attempt at flight