What is Flugtag

What is Flugtag?

What is Flugtag

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 30-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or more often, plunging into the waters below. Flugtag, which means “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, prehistoric pterodactyls, winnebagos with wings and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks! Since the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991, almost 100 Flugtags have been held around the globe, attracting up to 300,000 spectators for a single event. This year's Flugtag in Ireland is making history by being the 100th Flugtag ever.



Flugtag in the Past 

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The first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991. Since then, numerous more have been held around the world, from Ireland to San Francisco, attracting up to 300,000 spectators. The first Flugtag in Ireland took place in 1999. 

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