If you've never heard of Red Bull Flugtag, you're in for a treat. Flugtag translates to "flight day" in German. And for the past 20 years, thousands of competitors from across the globe have been "trying" to fly.
The rules are simple: construct an apparatus that will fly the greatest distance when launched off a 30 foot pier. Your machine cannot have an engine, it cannot have a wingspan over 30 feet (26.25 in Australia) and cannot weigh more than 450 pounds (396.8 lbs. in Australia) including the pilot.
The flying machine has to be made of eco-friendly material since it is going to end up in the water.
Each machine is judged in three categories to crown a champion: distance traveled, showmanship and creativity.
Now that we have the rules squared away, let's have some fun.