Photo of the Week: Red Bull Flugtag

This past weekend I went to check out the Red Bull Flugtag in Budapest. I’ve heard of this event, but have never seen it before. I don’t think there is one in Vancouver. I knew the basic premise of the competition and thought it would be hilarious to check out.

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The Flugtag took place at Kopaszi gát, which is man made peninsular on the Buda side of the Danube. I had never been there before and it was quite nice to wander around. Its rather small and there are restaurants on it. Its very green, like a park, but in many ways its not. Very strange, but I quite liked it.

For the most part, as people pushed their machines over the edge they just fell. None of the ones I saw flew very far. In a lot of cases, the person sitting inside ended up going further than the machine did. But regardless, it was an entertaining process to watch.

Hit the jump for a few more photos of the homemade “flying” machines.

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Check out this video for a taste of the silliness. I wish I knew what they were saying though.

Here are some more photos from the event: