Red Bull Flugtag, or as defined by Wikipedia: “an event organized by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly home-made, size- and weight-limited, human-powered flying machines (max 10m/30 ft, 150 kg/330 lbs). The flying machines are usually launched off a pier about 30 feet (9.1 m) high into the sea (or suitably sized reservoir of water). Most competitors enter for the entertainment value, and the flying machines rarely fly at all.”
This description, particularly the part about “flying machines rarely flying at all”, is exactly the way this event turned out. Lots of amazing looking machines, some entertaining and terrible dance-offs, and a whole lot of spectacular crashes! In summary, well worth the wait to get a seat in the scorching Ottawa heat. Hope you enjoy the photos and make sure you check out the video at the end to see what they mean by entertainment. The only difference in the video compared to every other team is that their plane actually flew! Happy Monday!