DÚN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR TO HOST RED BULL FLUGTAG ON SUNDAY, 20TH MAY 2018
Red Bull Flugtag will return to Irish shores this summer. Taking flight from Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, 20th May, the event will see over 50 teams attempt to push the limits of human flight, as they launch their handcrafted flying machines in front of over 40,000 spectators.
Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 9-metre high flight deck, in the hope of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or more often, to plunge 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. These criteria have inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks!
In 2011, Dublin celebrated the momentous 100th anniversary of the Red Bull Flugtag series and we are bringing back the madness to the capital on 20th May, 2018. So mark your calendar and be ready for more flights, fun and foolery
If you are interested in participating, applications open 21st February. Five-member teams of aspiring aviators and courageous craftsmen and women can apply for a chance to compete at Red Bull Flugtag 2018 by submitting flying-machine plans to www.RedBullFlugtag.ie The deadline to submit craft designs is 31st March.
Applying to participate in Red Bull Flugtag is free. Pilots and participants must be 18 or older. For more information, including applications, rules, photos, and video footage from past Red Bull Flugtag events, visit www.RedBullFlugtag.ie
For a taster of what to expect on 20th May, click here