Technically, the event is over. But I guarantee that if Mutineer Chief Energyologist, Jeff Dorenbush, got wind of Red Bull’s Flugtag, he would have been all over this action-packed, super intense, energy drink-enforced “flying” experience. If given the proper preparation time, Jeff probably would have crafted his own wings from back copies of Mutineer Magazine sprinkled with fairy dust and rubbed with Kryptonite… with one hand holding a Red Bull the entire time.
This past Labor Day, Red Bull went all out for its annual “Red Bull Flugtag” in Philadelphia. “Red Bull Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, is a competition that dares both the brave and the brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 30-foot high ramp in hopes of achieving human-powered flight.”
“Flying clocks, crash test dummies and a dodo bird were among the 32 crafts that took flight off the 26-foot flight deck in front of 85,000 people. The winner, team Giant Flying Llama took first place with their baseball-inspired hat and uniforms that ignited the Philly crowd and a flight of 42 feet. Second was a Philly favorite, the Liberty Bell inspired team Let Freedom Wing. Team BUMBLE, whose Christmas theme was slightly out of season, finished third. Bringing the People’s Choice Award back to the Garden State, the crowd went cuckoo for Five Guys One Clock.” – Red Bull PR.
It is a travesty that Mutineer did not participate in this year’s event. BUT, take head, because our time will come … and when it does, we will be sporting the most epic flying contraption the world has ever seen. Disclaimer: this is only a rumor, not a confirmed fact.