Flugtag World Record


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The term Flugtag is German for "flight day". The Red Bull Flugtag in St. Paul, Minnesota, was Saturday and the homemade flying machine competition took place on the Mississippi River. As many as 90,000 people turned out to see entry after entry plunge into the river. A new world record for these events was set by a team called Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies, whose glider flew 207 feet! After seeing the other nine top finishers in the video at the link, you will be even more impressed by that 207-foot flight. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/99177024.html -via TYWKIWDBI

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That was awesome!

I was there that day but I didn't get to actually see that team, and I'm sad I didn't.

I love the commentator in the video. He was so excited that he sounded like a pubescent boy for a second. lol!

I hope we/Twin Cities get to host another Flutag event in the future. I think we've earned it. :)
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