Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 6-metre high platform in the hopes of soaring into the skies, or more often, plunging into the waters below.
Red Bull Flugtag, which means Red Bull “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 to prehistoric pterodactyls to grace the Red Bull Flugtag flight decks.
Since the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1992, more than 150 Red Bull Flugtag events have been held around the globe in 35 different cities. The world record for the longest flight is 78.6 metres, occurring on September 21, 2013 in Long Beach, California, USA. More information on the official website.