W52 Project 2012 - Miikka Skaffari Music Photography

11/10/2012 Red Bull Flugtag San Francisco.

The idea behind Flugtag is to build a flying machine that doesn't have an engine, push it off 30 feet high platform and see who get's the furthest. The teams get points for "pre-flight-show" which was mostly painful to watch as the pilots twisted and torqued themselves to music which seems to be a foreign concept for most of them. The other part is easy, just measure who flies the furthest. Before the "pilots" tool over there was a small pre-show with para shooters coming down and landing on the launch platform. That might also have been the most impressive trick of the day since none of the "pilots" really managed to fly with their contraptions.