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Flugtag 2017

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 30-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder… or more often, plunging 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. This criteria has inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, winnebagos with wings and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks! Since the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1992, more than 100 Red Bull Flugtags have been held around the globe, attracting up to 300,000 spectators for a single event.

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What is Red Bull Flugtag?

Red Bull Flugtag is a free family-friendly event where teams of up to five people have worked for months to build homemade, human-powered flying machines to then send them off an elevated flight deck in an attempt to fly in front of thousands of people. Some will soar and some will flop. The flying machines are referred to as “crafts” and come with a themes that the entire team rallies around.

WHEN IS RED BULL FLUGTAG – NASHVILLE?

Red Bull Flugtag – Nashville will hit the shores on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

 

WHAT DOES FLUGTAG MEAN?

Flugtag, which is pronounced FLOOG-TOG, means “flying day” in the German language.

WHAT DO THE CRAFTS TYPICALLY LOOK LIKE?

How much imagination do you have? Red Bull Flugtag flying machines range from realistic plane replicas to anything the imagination can conjure up. Past crafts include a Flying Purple People Eater, Santa and his sleigh, a flying toilet and even a flying cheeseburger. To gain more showmanship points, participants often wear outrageous costumes, act out skits, and create their own music soundtracks for the flight.

WHAT ARE THE RULES?

All crafts must be human-powered – no engines or external energy sources allowed.

Craft pilots must be at least 18 years old. Each team is made up of 5 people.

Dimensions:
Length = 16 ft. max (Craft body 10ft max)
Width of Wings = 22 ft. max
Height = 8 ft. max
Weight = 400 lbs. max with pilot

Additional Rules/Regs:
-No catapulting (must be pushed from rear)
-No Parachutes
-For 2-part crafts (base and craft), the base cannot exceed 4 ft.

Great advice: Resist the urge for political references in your craft design.

WHEN WAS THE FIRST RED BULL FLUGTAG PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES?

The first US Red Bull Flugtag was produced in October 2002 in San Francisco. Since then, Red Bull Flugtag has landed in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Portland, Long Beach, Baltimore, Cleveland, Tempe, Nashville, Tampa Bay, Washington D.C., the Twin Cities, Philadelphia, Louisville and Boston.

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST FLIGHT IN THE HISTORY OF RED BULL FLUGTAG?

The current world record flight is 258 feet and was set on September 21, 2013 in Long Beach, CA by “The Chicken Whisperers”.

HOW MANY TEAMS WILL BE CHOSEN TO COMPETE?

Forty teams from throughout Nashville and the surrounding areas will be chosen.

IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE OR AGE REQUIREMENT?

All team members must be over 18 to participate in Red Bull Flugtag. There is no entry fee to apply or compete.

There is no entry fee or age requirement to spectate.

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Red Bull Flugtag is meant to be an enjoyable day out for participants and spectators, but there is clearly an element of risk involved in leaping into a river off a 22-foot-high ramp and relying on a homemade aircraft for support. The basic rules below are an absolute requirement for participants.

All participants who jump MUST wear a life jacket and helmet provided by the production team.

The Pilot MUST NOT be strapped into the plane, or enclosed in any capsule or cockpit from which they can’t readily escape. Pilots must ride a top of the craft in a crouch position – not to exceed 8′ max with pilot (at the discretion of the safety/craft inspection crew) .

Any costume you wear must not pose any risk of getting caught in the aircraft or hampering the Pilot’s ability to see, breath or stay afloat. Pilots must also have a clear view (no obstruction to pilot’s face (mask, glasses, etc).

All Pilots and Ground Crew who jump must be able to swim 100 yards unaided. When you design your costumes, remember you will have to swim in them…

Each team is responsible for the safe design and construction of their aircraft, and we’ll help wherever we can. Your design will be subject to inspection by our Safety Team, who will do all they can to ensure your flight is safe. If the Safety Team isn’t 100% satisfied, you will have to make adjustments.

When you are finalizing construction on site, and when you launch, the Pilot and Ground Crew shall not be under the influence of alcohol.  This also means not jumping with a serious hangover.  Any team or person who does appear under the influence will be disqualified.

You will be launching into water, so make sure your craft floats.  Wherever possible select materials which are lighter than water (wood and plastics) rather than metal.  Obviously there may be parts of the craft which require metal in their design, in which case, make sure these are attached to some kind of flotation device.

Only Human Power is permitted – no motors, rockets, battery power or sneaky elastic bands.

Your entry must be entirely designed and constructed by the Team; you cannot adapt a light aircraft or hang-gliders.

Your design must be no longer that 22 feet from wing-tip to wing-tip (assuming it has such things as wings), and no longer than 16 feet from nose to tail (assuming it has these too). Craft and pilot combined cannot exceed 400 lbs.  The pilot on top of the craft must be in a good crouch position, not exceeding 8 ft high. For two-part crafts (where the base separates from the craft) the launcher cannot exceed a height of 4 feet.

Your aircraft needs to get up the flight deck ramp and be recovered from the river, so make it as light as possible – and preferably use materials which don’t become waterlogged (like heavy fabrics).  This also applies to your costumes.

Avoid the use of any toxic material or substance which may dissolve into the river.  We have a duty to protect the environment we’re using and this means selecting build materials carefully.  You are also strongly advised not to use materials which may fragment or be hard to clear up.

When you are designing and building, consider what is likely to happen when it hits the water.  Make sure there are no hard or sharp surfaces around the cockpit which may cause injury.  Round off those corners and make sure no nails, screws or other sharp fixings project near handholds or the Pilot.

All crafts will be recovered from the river by the production team and trashed on a barge…. down by the river!

Each team shall consist of five people: one Pilot and four Ground Crew members.

All participants must be over the age of 18.

All participants must be fit and well at the time of the jump, and free of any medical condition which may be exacerbated by participation.

Calling the fearless, the fun loving and the bold.

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your imaginations.

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News

07/03/2017

THE TENNESSEAN

Tuesday 07. March 2017

THE TENNESSEAN

28/02/2017

YouTube: Flugtag 2016

Tuesday 28. February 2017

YouTube: Flugtag 2016

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Cumberland River / Riverfront Park

Cumberland River / Riverfront Park
Nashville, TN