Red Bull Flugtag returns to Ottawa-Gatineau on July 27, 2013 where creative geniuses across the country attempt to take flight in the most imaginative and inventive human-powered flying machines, daring to defy gravity.
Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, challenges the brave and the brainy to design, build, and pilot homemade flying machines, and launch themselves off a 22-foot high ramp in hopes of soaring into the clouds…or more often, plunging into the waters below.
For Red Bull Flugtag’s third time ever in Canada, daredevil visionaries will take off from a “flight deck” built at the Canadian Museum of Civilization with nothing but the Ottawa River between them and a triumphant aeronautical attempt to the shore of the Parliament Buildings.
Beginning on April 1, applications will be accepted nationwide, and up to thirty teams of four people will be granted license to take off. All completed application forms and designs must be submitted and postmarked by May 31, 2013 at the latest. Selected teams will receive a confirmation on June 12, 2013.
Creative minds and kooky inventors across Canada can request an application kit via www.redbullflugtag.ca or by phone at 1-877-FLUGTAG (358-4824).