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Flugtag will have wings over Dún Laoghaire

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 7:59am
Flugtag will have wings over Dún Laoghaire

Check out those magnificent men and their flying machines this Sunday.

Flugtag will have wings over Dún Laoghaire

Check out those magnificent men and their flying machines this Sunday.

THE countdown is on to this year’s Red Bull Flugtag which returns to Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, May 20.

Starting at 12pm, the international event will see over 45 teams of aspiring aviators and courageous craftsmen attempt to push the limits of human flight, as they launch their handcrafted flying machines in front of over 40,000 spectators.
Presented by Hector Ó Heochagáin and Síle Seoige, this free family event will see the winners chosen by a panel of celebrity judges from the world of sport and entertainment.

Spectators are encouraged to plan their journey in advance and to allow sufficient time to travel to and from Dún Laoghaire.

As parking will be limited and with traffic restrictions in place, families are encouraged to use public transport to travel to and from the event. Parking in Dún Laoghaire will be limited, and a number of traffic restrictions will be in place from early morning on Sunday, May 20.
Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 9-metre high flight deck in an amazing attempt to fly.

Teams are judged on three criteria including flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship.

These criteria have inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks.

In 2011, Dublin celebrated the momentous 100th anniversary of the Red Bull Flugtag series and they say they are bringing back the madness to the capital.

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