- Red Bull Flugtag
- Mongo's Opus at Red Bull Flugtag 2017
- Red Bull Flugtag Pittsburgh at EQT Three Rivers Regatta 2017
Red Bull Flugtag
New WORLD RECORD flight at Red Bull Flugtag Germany 20122017
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We joined up with Nissan in Nashville, Tennessee to build a non-motorized flying rig. Then we pushed it off a foot platform and prayed it would fly. Challenge four Nissan engineers to build a flying machine at an event full of ridiculous costumes and dances, then throw in a final, breathtaking foot plunge into a river, and you have the Red Bull Flugtag. Since the early s, the Flugtag, which means "flying day" in German, has put regular folks on a quest to see how far they can fly, without the aid of any type of motor. Participants are tasked not only with engineering their rig, but coming up with a theme that includes costumes and a skit. Each flying rig is placed on a cart of some sort, with one pilot attempting to fly the damn thing and four folks pushing the cart off a foot platform into a river. After the pilot crashes, and they all do, the four pushers must jump off the platform and swim to safety.
Most competitors enter for the entertainment value, and the flying machines rarely fly at all. The format was originally invented in Selsey , a small seaside town in the south of England under the name " Birdman Rally " in It was such a success that it has been held every year since and in over 35 cities all over the world. To participate, each team must submit an application and their contraption must meet the criteria set forth by Red Bull. The criteria vary with location. In the United States each flying machine must have a maximum wingspan of 30 feet 9.
On Saturday, Aug. During the family-friendly event, amateur aviation teams of five build homemade flying machines and send them off a foot high flight deck into the Allegheny River to see which craft can fly the farthest. Past crafts have been inspired by winged beasts, modern oddities, foods and fantastic blasts from the past. Since the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in , more than Red Bull Flugtags have been held around the globe, attracting up to , spectators for a single event. The group also plans to hold a second event in Nashville, TN, in September.
Mongo's Opus at Red Bull Flugtag 2017
Red Bull Flugtag Pittsburgh at EQT Three Rivers Regatta 2017