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EQT PITTSBURGH THREE RIVERS REGATTA,
August 5

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About Red Bull
Flugtag 2017

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 22-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 – PITTSBURGH?

Red Bull Flugtag – Pittsburgh will hit the shores on Saturday, August 5, 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 = 20 ft. max (Craft body 10ft max)
Width of Wings = 24 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 5 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 Pittsburgh 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.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLICATIONS?

Please reach out to our pilot liaison at Flugtagpittsburgh@us.redbull.com.

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Red Bull Flugtag Soaring into EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta August 5

Aspiring Aviators Must Submit Craft Designs by May 1

This year’s EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta will reach new heights when Red Bull Flugtag, the world’s wildest homemade human-powered flying craft competition, makes its Pittsburgh debut during the three-day, action-packed, water, land and air festival.

“The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. What better way to honor that milestone than to partner with Red Bull to bring this one-of-a-kind event to Pittsburgh for the first time,” said Derek Weber, President, LionHeart Event Group, the event management company that produces the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, which will be held August 4-6, 2017.

Red Bull Flugtag, which means Flying Day in German, is a free, family-friendly event, where teams of five build homemade flying machines and then send them off a 22-foot high flight deck to see which craft can fly the farthest. Flying machines range from realistic plane replicas to anything the imagination can conjure up. Past crafts include winged beasts, modern oddities, fantastic blasts from the past and food we’d all like to see fly,

“Pittsburgh is known as the City of Champions, and we can’t wait to see the creative, unique flying machines Pittsburghers think up to help our city make this Flugtag one for the record books,” said Weber, “It’s going to be a sight our city and the regatta have never seen.”

Applying to participate in Red Bull Flugtag starts today and is free. Wannabe pilots and participants must be 18 years or older. The deadline to submit craft designs is May 1, 2017. For more information, including applications, rules, photos and video footage from past Red Bull Flugtag events, visit www.RedBullFlugtag.com.

Applications will be reviewed and teams will be selected by May 8, 2017. On Saturday, August 5, 2017, competitors will take the plunge off the flight deck in front of thousands of roaring fans as they attempt to break the 258-foot world record.

The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta Turns 40
For four decades, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, which is the largest inland regatta in the nation and the tristate region’s largest summer event, has been giving local families, residents and boating enthusiasts an array of memories that will last a lifetime. Each year, more than half a million attendees enjoy the activities located around our city’s three rivers, including Point State Park, the North Shore great lawn and the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

“As the title sponsor of the Regatta, EQT is proud to provide the region with an annual tradition that takes advantage of everything Pittsburgh, and its rivers, have to offer,” said Natalie Cox, Corporate Director, Communications, EQT Corporation. “The regatta is where our community comes to celebrate the city we call home and the waterfront we love.”

In addition to Red Bull Flugtag, this year’s EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta will offer an array of national music acts, boating activities, food and family fun. “We have big plans for this year’s anniversary celebration,” said John R. Bonassi, Chairman, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta Inc., Board of Directors. “From the exciting Formula One Powerboat races to the 90-foot ‘Wheel of Lights’ Ferris wheel to regatta favorites like the Anything that Floats race, no matter your age or interest, there will be an activity for you at this year’s event.”

Visit www.yougottaregatta.com to stay up-to-date on all EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta announcements, news, events and activities.

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About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organized for the purpose of developing and maintaining programs and projects devoted to water safety, recreation and enhancing public usage of the rivers and waterways of Western Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to, the three rivers of the City of Pittsburgh, PA. The target audience is the tristate region, but extends throughout the United States. The base financial support is through sponsorships of both corporations and foundations, and vendor fees. The Board also distributes annual grants to nonprofit causes that promote clean rivers and recreational use by the public on the rivers.

About EQT
EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, and transmission. With more than 125 years of experience, EQT continues to be a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential impact of drilling-related activities and reduce the overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the communities where its employees live and work. EQT also owns a 90% limited partner interest in EQT GP Holdings, LP. EQT GP Holdings, LP owns the general partner interest, all of the incentive distribution rights, and a portion of the limited partner interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP. Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com.

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