Fasten your seatbelts! Two years after the second Red Bull Flugtag, the event is taking off again. If you’re an adrenalin junkie, flying enthusiast or simply love a bit of airborne fun, then you may just be crazy enough to enter the Red Bull Flugtag. This hilarious man-made aircraft flying competition is back in Kuwait at the Marina Crescent on Friday 19th of October 2012 at 1PM.
The 2012 Red Bull Flugtag event will be the third of its kind in Kuwait following the hugely successful 2010 event which saw 20,000 spectators cheer on over 30 man-made flying machines as they flew into the sky before plunging into the water.
The world's first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991. Since then, more than 100 Red Bull Flugtag events have been held around the world, from London to New York, attracting up to 300,000 spectators! The record for the farthest flight to date currently stands at 60 meters, set in 2000 at Red Bull Flugtag in Austria, but who knows what records could be broken in Kuwait! A 6 meter high by 30 meter long launching ramp will be constructed upon a barge anchored next to the Marina Crescent. Competitors will access the take off ramp via a long bridge.
Think you’ve got what it takes to soar at Red Bull Flugtag? Then prove it! Show us your stuff and apply by simply visiting the following website: www.redbullmea.com/flugtag . Deadline for participation is June 15. But remember, even though Red Bull Flugtag is a flying competition, creativity and showmanship are part of the judging criteria, so save your plane-jane replicas for next year’s science project. We’re looking for the unusual, the head turning, and the hysterical! So think big, get sketching and show us what you’ve got.