Flugtag in Callao, Peru

by admin on September 16, 2011

According to Red Bull’s commercials, it’s the energy drink that gives you wings. In honor of their slogan, the company now hosts what they call Flugtag competitions. They invite “everyday people” to build human-powered flying machines, which are launched off of a 30 foot tower over water and judged on their length of flight, creativity and appearance. For the first time this winter, Peruvians will be involved in the fun. One of these eccentric competitions will take place in La Punta, Callao on December 10, 2011. The port of Callao is a perfect location for the competiton, which is always based on the coast in or near a city. The flying machine pictured here is from a Flugtag competition in Tampa, FL.