Hey folks! Jerm here with an awesome update for you on one of our most favorite Tampa Bay area events coming back to the area!
On October 8, 2011 the outrageous human-powered flying competition known as Red Bull Flugtag will once again soar over Tampa Bay. Approximately 110,000 of you came out to experience the excitement of the 2008 Red Bull Flugtag, and the 2011 event will mark the fastest the event has returned to a city since its inception.
Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, is the only competition where the creative, brave and often slightly crazy get to pilot homemade flying machines off the end of a 30-foot ramp and into the great wide open – or, as is ultimately the case, the great wide waters below.
While Red Bull Flugtag’s 2008 stop in Tampa saw its share of Baywatch lifeguards, cartoon characters and various footwear, it’s up to the creative public to produce a new set of airborne heroes.
Approximately 40 teams of up to five members each will get the chance to prove their chops, shake their feathers and test their engine-free inventions at The Tampa Convention Center. All brave souls must apply on-line at www.redbullflugtagusa.com by July 8, 2011 for consideration in this high-flying affair.
Teams will be judged on three criteria: distance, creativity and showmanship. Distance is measured in flying feet - how far can your craft soar? Creativity, on the other hand, ensures an extraordinary flying day, so save the plane-jane replicas for next year’s science project and shift imagination into overdrive. Red Bull is looking for the unusual, the head-turning…even the slightly shocking! Finally, showmanship requires that each team spend one minute on the flight deck strutting their stuff before launching their craft.
Get your teams ready and click here to apply folks! Its gonna be pretty awesome and I don't know about you but I can't wait! That's all for now, but stay tuned in for more FlugTag related things to do in Tampa Bay updates on this one as we draw closer to the event!