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Flugtag 2016.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AUGUST 27th

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MMMad MMMax takes the W!

Craft Design pushed MMMad MMMax to the top

Position

Teams

Score

1

Mmmad Mmmax

25.59

2

The Dukes of Hazzardous

24.67

3

Kentucky Power

22.44

4

AV-8

22

5

Millennial Falcon

19.26

6

Nooper

19.22

7

Kentucky Flying Colonels

19.19

8

Choppers Show Stopper

18.85

9

Air Force Fun

18.78

10

General Energetic- A High Air Company

18.78

11

Frogeyes

18.15

12

The Hindenwurst

17.81

13

Thrilla In Lou-villa

17.44

14

Whosyerwings

17.37

15

Bourbon Flight

17.07

16

Vinyl Frontier

17.07

17

Team Zissou

16.44

18

Team SOKB

16.19

19

Mercy-No-Mercy

16.04

20

The Louisville Fluggers

15.85

21

Team Black Ops

15.48

22

Bacon 2.5

15.37

23

The Glorified Moths

15.37

24

Freedom Flighters

14.41

25

The Flying Bourbon Buccaneers

14.37

26

The Ville-ociraptors

14.04

27

Team Nebuchadnezzar

14

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27/08/2016

RED BULL FLUGTAG SPLASHES INTO THE OHIO RIVER

Saturday 27. August 2016

RED BULL FLUGTAG SPLASHES INTO THE OHIO RIVER

RED BULL FLUGTAG SPLASHES INTO THE OHIO RIVER

Tens of thousands flocked to Waterfront Park to witness Team MMMad MMMax claim victory in the first ever Red Bull Flugtag Louisville 

LOUISVILLE, KY – August 27, 2016 – Amateur aviators from Kentucky and surrounding states soared across the Ohio River today in homemade flying machines, as Red Bull Flugtag touched down in Louisville for the very first time.

The Dukes of Hazzardous flew an impressive 81 feet from the 22-foot-high flight deck, however the competition comes down to more than distance, as MMMad MMMax’s craft design won over the judges and ultimately sealed victory for the team.

“It shows that your craft has to be well rounded to win this type of competition. If you want to fly, you are going to have to put in hard work. Our commitment throughout the summer definitely paid off,” said MMMad MMMax pilot, Jeremiah Jorgensen.

Other homemade human-powered flying machines included a Muhammad Ali inspired boxing ring, a flying Louisville Cardinal, a Bourbon barrel, a wingless pink flamingo and an inflatable blowfish.

Chosen from hundreds of submissions, 34 teams put months of design, labor, practice and love into their crafts, costumes and routines. In addition to distance, they were also judged on creativity and showmanship, with each performing a skit to their favorite tune before taking the plunge and hoping to get some air.

Final Team Rankings:

  1. MMMad MMMax
  2. The Dukes of Hazzardous
  3. Kentucky Power

The coveted People’s Choice Award went to Mercy-No-Mercy, a local fan favorite comprised of teachers from Mercy Academy.

“This award takes the cake. It shows we’ve got the best fans and the best group of girls – this is awesome,” said Mercy-No-Mercy team pilot, Steve Hammer.

Judges included Super Bowl XXXIX MVP, Deion Branch, Red Bull professional rock climber, Sasha Digiulian, Red Bull Air Force Team Members Jeff Provenzano and Sean MacCormac, local entertainment reporter Kirby Adams and honorary judge, Mayor Greg Fischer.

Since 1991, Red Bull Flugtag (which translates to “Flying Day” in German) has made stops around the world challenging competitors to build and pilot homemade human powered flying machines.

Celebrating the magic of teamwork, creativity of everyday people and the love of flight; the silly yet serious competition could not have been possible in Louisville without the support of The City of Louisville and Louisville Waterfront Park.

 

 

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26/08/2016

Media Alert

Friday 26. August 2016

Media Alert

HOME-MADE FLYING COMPETITION TOUCHES DOWN IN LOUISVILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

Thousands of Louisvillians will Flock to the Ohio River on August 27 for

Red Bull Flugtag

 

WHAT:          Meaning “Flying Day” in German, Red Bull Flugtag is the silliest yet serious human powered flying competition happening all over the world for 25 years. On Saturday, August 27, the brave and creative people of Louisville and surrounding areas will take to the air with dreams of flight.

 

Red Bull Flugtag challenges everyday people to build human-powered flying machines and then pilot them off a 28-foot high deck at Waterfront Park along the Ohio River. Teams will be judged on three criteria: flight distance, craft creativity and showmanship.

 

The event promises to be a true spectacle, with crafts ranging from a flying toilet paper roll to a supersized blowfish sailing, diving, splashing and most likely crashing into the historic Ohio River in front of thousands of thrilled fans.

 

Prior to the first fearless pilot taking flight at 12:30pm, attendees can talk to the teams, check out their crafts up close and vote for the fan favorite, which will be announced at end of the event.

 

WHO:                         The 35 teams selected for the event – among them include college students to aviation experts, engineers, architects, philanthropists and more – have been preparing for months, spending hours designing, building, and practicing flying their home-made flying crafts, all with the aim of breaking the 258-foot distance record.

 

WHEN:                     Saturday, August 27, 2016

 

SCHEDULE:                         11:00am – Gates open – Please arrive as close to gates opening as possible

12:00pm – Opening Ceremony

12:30pm – First Craft Flies

3:30pm – Awards & Closing

 

WHERE:                    Waterfront Park **NO PARKING**

 

ADMISSION:                        Free and open to all ages. No tickets are required but the event will be closed once capacity is reached, so get there early!

 

DIGITAL:                 Visit www.redbullflugtag.com for more information on teams, venue access and restricted items allowed at the event site

 

CONTACT:              For media and press inquiries only, please contact Samantha Fink at 410.428.0383 and samantha.fink@mcsaatchi.com

 

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12/08/2016

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Friday 12. August 2016

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12/08/2016

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Friday 12. August 2016

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11/08/2016

Local Artists Create Flugtag-Inspired Mural

Thursday 11. August 2016

Local Artists Create Flugtag-Inspired Mural

Jeremy Lewis,  founder of Often Seen, Rarely Spoken – midwest art collective with Kentucky ties, teamed up with Louisville native, Tim Faulkner to create a Flugtag-inspired mural for the city to enjoy.

Stop by 900 East Main to check out their work.

 

03/06/2016

RED BULL FLUGTAG LOUISVILLE TEAMS ANNOUNCED!

Friday 03. June 2016

RED BULL FLUGTAG LOUISVILLE TEAMS ANNOUNCED!

RED BULL FLUGTAG LOUISVILLE TEAMS ANNOUNCED!

40 Teams Take to the Skies August 27TH

LOUISVILLE (June 2, 2016) – Teams from nearly ten states across the nation will dare to defy gravity with their human-powered flying machines on August 27 at Red Bull Flugtag Louisville. After reviewing hundreds of applications, 40 teams were selected to participate in the quirky flying competition. Teams like Mercy-no-Mercy, Kentucky Flying Colonels, Millennial Falcon, U of L Sustainability and Team Zissou will entertain the crowds as they launch their crafts with hopes of soaring across the Ohio River.

Since 1991, Red Bull Flugtag (which translates to “Flying Day” in German) has made stops around the world challenging competitors to build and pilot homemade human powered flying machines. With the backdrop of the Ohio River, the outrageous flying competition will make its Midwest debut at Waterfront Park on Saturday, August 27th.

Red Bull Flugtag will boast 40 outrageous crafts, ranging from a flying toilet paper roll to supersized blowfish built by participants ranging from college students to aviation experts. Half of the selected teams, including Thrilla In Lou-villa, Bourbon Flight, and The Ville-ociraptors, to name a few, originate out of Louisville itself, with other participants traveling from homes as far as Oswego, OR and Jupiter, FL. Each team of five will need to bring out their inner daredevil in order to truly make a splash against a wide array of talent.

On August 27th, selected competitors will take the plunge off the 22-foot-high flight deck in front of thousands of roaring fans as they attempt to break the 258-foot distance record, set in 2013. In its first visit to Louisville, KY and the only Red Bull Flugtag in the Midwest in 2016, the pressure is on for this year’s Flugtag flyers to blow that record out of the water!

Gates open at 11am and the first craft launches for flight after 12pm.

For more information, including rules, photos, and video footage from past Red Bull Flugtag events, visit www.RedBullFlugtag.com.

For media inquires, please contact Laura Raymonds at 262-309-5343 or laura.raymonds@us.redbull.com.

Through the Red Bull network, hi-res video and still images are captured and made immediately available for editorial use for all media channels including television, film, print, mobile, and digital. The content is centrally located in the Red Bull Content Pool for media partners at www.redbullcontentpool.com.

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14/04/2016

GoToLouisville.com Joins the Fun!

Thursday 14. April 2016

GoToLouisville.com Joins the Fun!

13/04/2016

7 Flying Machines We Want to See in Louisville, KY

Wednesday 13. April 2016

7 Flying Machines We Want to See in Louisville, KY

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