After 9 years abroad, the Red Bull Flugtag returned home to Vienna last weekend.
The Flugtag (German for “flying day”) is an iconic, off-the-cuff DIY aviation competition that requires a pilot from each team to launch from a 6- to 9-meter ramp over a body of water. The team whose craft remains airborne the longest wins.
Flugtag organizers describe it as “a flying contest like no other … where anyone and everyone can let their genius fly and take a punt at launching their homemade machines and masterpieces into the abyss.” Excellent.
Vienna’s showdown featured 40 Austrian teams and their homespun flying machines. Ultimately, Team Die Flügelmütter proved victorious with its “Flying Puch Max” wind rover.