Mythology, Technology & Superheroes
|Still Smugglin' (Chicago)|
So what the fuck is a Flugtag, you ask? It's translated from a German word, meaning "Flying Day" The first Red Bull Flugtag competition was held in 1992 in Vienna, Austria. It was such a great success that it has been held every year since. Over 35 cities all over the world host this spectacular event, as brainy engineers attempt to break the world record. Anyone is eligible to compete in the Flugtag event. The criteria varies with location. In the United States each flying machine must have a maximum wingspan of 30 feet and a maximum weight (including pilot) of 450 lbs. In Australian Flugtags the wingspan is limited to 26.25 feet and the weight (NOT including pilot) to 396 lbs. The craft must be powered by human centrifugal force, gravity, and insane imagination. Because the aircraft will ultimately end up in the water, it must be unsinkable and constructed entirely of environmentally friendly materials.
|Team Shatter (Chicago)|
Other teams in the 2013 National Flugtag Competition include: Live to Fly, Fly to Swim, Hell on Heels, Still Smuggllin' (Chicago) Brolar Bears (Ohio) and Last Action Heroes (Missouri) just to name a few. There were no records broken in the Windy City and after slamming down 41 Red Bull Energy drinks, my sources said that the Chicken Whispers in Long Beach, California broke the new world record at: 258 feet.
|Chicago Duck Hunt (Chicago)|