Outrageous Flying Machines at Red Bull Flugtag

It's that glorious time of year again! Thousands of people gathered on the banks of the Moscow River to watch 38 teams compete in the city's 2011 Red Bull Flugtag festival.

Flugtag, which means “flying day,” is a competition in which teams attempt to pilot homemade flying machines off a 20 ft (6 m) high platform into water. Competition rules state that all flying machines must be engine less, should not be a replica of any sporting flying vehicle, should be made with materials that float in water, weigh no more than 220 lbs (100kg), and have a wingspan of no more than 33 ft (10 m).

The record for the farthest flight to date currently stands at 195 ft (60 m) set in 2000 at Red Bull Flugtag Austria.
via [Design You Trust], [Palm Beach Post], [Telegraph]

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