Go to the Long Beach Flugtag Competition This Saturday!!

August 18, 2010

If you are any where near Long Beach this weekend, this is an event you surely would have a laugh at! Lots of teams have been working very hard in preparation for their flights:

Watch videos here of Top Secret Green Army Mission and Team Roundhouse: The Code of the Ultimate Flying Force at and other teams at http://www.redbullflugtagusa.com/

Red Bull Long Beach 2010

Today’s Long Beach Press-Telegram had two articles:
Flugtag vehicle pays tribute to a piece of Long Beach aviation history
CSULB students competing in Flugtag
and photos

Microsoft Seattle Team

and as if you needed more, here are several Red Bull Flugtag 2010 ads.

Saturday Details:
What: Long Beach Flugtag Competition
Where: At Rainbow Harbor (Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive)
When: On Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
What Time: Gates open at 11 a.m.
Cost: No cover charge
Schedule:
First flight of 35 at 1 p.m.
Last flight at 3:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony

Listen in on the radio at 91.1 FM

No food, alcohol, tents or pets are allowed but food and beverage vendors will be available inside

Road closures: Eastbound Shoreline Drive from Aquarium Way to Pine Ave will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To get a reserved parking spot with the city, go to www.thepermitstore.com/lb/event/ and also be sure to utilize the free downtown buses.

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LB Part of Flugtag Craziness

January 16, 2010

Those of you in the Long Beach area should circle the dates of August 6 and 7 on your calendars for a family outing! A few days ago I saw that Long Beach will be part of the worldly Flugtag craziness this year. Flugtag, sponsored by Red Bull, is coming to Long Beach in the summer of 2010. Still in the early stages of planning, the weekend of August 6-7 at the Pine Avenue Pier at the Pike at Rainbow Harbor will be a buzz with Flugtag pilots. Flugtag (German for “Fly Day” or “Air Day” or “Air Show”) is an opportunity for ill-fated “pilots” in creative craft to attempt to launch off a pier – to land usually soon after in a body of water.

The event is world-wide. The cities chosen to hold the USA part of the fun this year are Long Beach, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philidelphia and Miami. More than 80,000 people watched Flugtag in San Francisco and Portland in past years. It originally started in 1991 in Vienna, Austria, by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz.

The hilarious article that caught my attention was written by Tim Grobaty In the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Jan 14, 2010. Check it out!

Here is a video clip from various US cities in 2009.

Here are Brazil 2009 highlights!

Here are some contestants in Moscow 2008.

Willamette Week Online from Portland ,Oregon, has some behind the scene words and video from 2008 of Flugtag in Portland. It has embedded the U.S. record flying banjo set in 2007 at Red Bull Flugtag Nashville – the banjo crashed early but the flying part with pilot continued for an amzing 155 feet!

www.redbullflugtagusa.com has lots more info and videos! The other page links also have many more funny antics to watch. Enjoy!

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