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A Red Bull Daredevil Day Is Coming To Dun Laoghaire – And YOU Can Give It A Go

By Sarah

February 16, 2018 at 10:36am


Dublin's daredevils can start to look forward to summer as Red Bull has just announced they'll be bringing their legendary Flugtag event to Irish shores after seven years.

Taking flight from Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, 20th May, the event will see over 50 teams attempt to push the limits of human flight, as they launch their handcrafted flying machines in front of over 40,000 spectators.

Red Bull Flugtag "challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 9-metre high flight deck, in the hope of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or more often, to plunge into the waters below." 

Basically, you've to build your own 'flying machine' and push it off into the water as fast as you can

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The world-record winning team flew an amazing 78.5 meters in their Chicken Whisperers design

Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, is for the truly brave. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. 

Think you've got what it takes to soar through the air? Applications open 21st February and five-member teams of aspiring aviators and courageous craftsmen and women can apply for a chance to compete at Red Bull Flugtag 2018 by submitting flying-machine plans to 

The deadline to submit craft designs is 31st March so get planning! Looks like Red Bull really does give you wings...

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