Flugtag season is here!
This year’s Red Bull Flugtag competition is making its second stop, of the tour, in the Twin Cities this summer. While the showdown isn’t until July 24th, registration is already underway and looking for people with crazy ideas to enter.
What is Flugtag? While its literal German translation is “flying day,” this competition dares both the brave and the brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 30-foot high ramp. Attempting to achieve human-powered flight, contestants also need to impress the judges with their creativity and showmanship. Past applicants have included everyone from professional sporting teams to comic book characters and gangsters who have created outrageous crafts like a sky-high Popemobile, an airborne outhouse and even a replica Santa sleigh. As an area known for its artistic flavor, we are expect Minnesotans to bring their creative flare to the launch pad and show us and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, who will part of the selection process, what their made of.
With prizes including a ride on the Red Bull Albatross, tandem skydiving with the Red Bull Air Force, paragliding or your own party….why wouldn’t you enter?
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