Taking to the skies

The first time Red Bull Flugtag, a free event, took place in Israel was in 2003, it drew a crowd of 150,000 people.

August 24, 2005 14:12
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flying falafel 88

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Taking aerodynamic sports to new heights, the Red Bull Flugtag ("Fly Day" in German) is coming to the waters, skies and roads of Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv on September 9 at 1 p.m. The first time this free event took place in Israel was in 2003, it drew a crowd of 150,000 people. This strange sport brings together 30 participants from all over the world who have built curious and colorful flying machines of all shapes and sizes. Machines are operated by the contestants and are fuelled by sheer human strength off a ramp 5.5 meters above the water. During the contest, the competitors fly their creations as far as possible off the ramp before diving into the water. The world record was set by an Austrian, stands at 65 meters. The Israeli record is 23. The first prize is an October trip to San Francisco for the Red Bull Air Race final competition. The second prize is a trip to Europe and a ride in a hot air balloon. The third prize winner will receive skydiving courses.

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