2010 Redbull Flugtag

What’s that? A massive pig crashing into the water, apple in mouth and riders desperately clinging to its hocks? A woman riding a giant, handmade blow-dryer sailing off a pier into the harbor? It must be Flugtag! German for “Flying Day,” Red Bull’s Flugtag event is coming to Long Beach for the first time in its 19-year history. See 35 teams of aviation enthusiasts as they literally throw their contraptions off a 30 foot pier and hope to take flight. Competition is especially fierce right now; a new record was just set in July at the Minneapolis Flugtag, when Team Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies soared a whopping 207 feet. See who flies high and who just sinks to a watery doom.

Sat., Aug. 21, 11 a.m., 2010

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