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Red Bull Flugtag


Saturday Nov 10, 2012 (1pm)


McCovey Cove

China Basin Park




Red Bull Flugtag comes back to San Francisco for 2012! Couldn't get enough of those wild pedal-powered homemade air creations shaped like ants and giant flying platform shoes the last time? Or are you one of those folks that like to don floatation devices and kick it in McCovey Cove, waiting for splash hits, now that there's nothing to do in the post-season? Either way, Red Bull sponsors its tenth year of incredible man-made, man-powered flying contraptions flinging themselves from a 30-foot platform, all with the hopes of catching even three seconds of air time before plunging into the chilly waters of the bay. While they may not be breaking the sound barrier, they may be breaking a few records — and flying machine parts — at this year's Flugtag.

Bevin Danielle, Flavorpill

Red Bull Flugtag says…

In celebration of the 10-year U.S. anniversary, the event will return to the city where it was first held — San Francisco — on November 10. These 36 teams have been chosen to get their "wiiings" and compete in the international flying spectacle this fall, and thousands more will cheer them on in their attempt at human flight.