(Singapore, 28 October 2012) –Red Bull Flugtag teams spent weeks toiling over their man-made aircrafts in an attempt to put Singapore on the world map for creativity and today, Siloso Beach Sentosa saw some of the island’s wackiest human-powered flying crafts take off a 6 meter ramp into the lagoon.
A total of 38 teams (of 4 members per team) attempted, amidst cheers from a 35,000 strong crowd, to break the Red Bull Flugtag world record distance of 69.79m set in Mainz, Germany earlier this year. This international Red Bull event with a 20 year history made its debut in Singapore and South East Asia for the first time today.
A judging panel made up of 7 notable public figures (Paul Foster, Georgina Chang, Aide Iskandar, Rosalyn Lee, Felix Huang, Bobby Tonelli and Dee Kosh) judged each team on creativity, showmanship and of course flight distance.
Eager spectators filled Siloso Beach to its capacity as early as 11 am and were treated to views of the crafts on the pit lane preparing for the first take-off at 12 noon. Nearly a quarter of the teams were inspired by local flair including Team Flurry Express and their MRT cabin, Team ERP with their flying ERP gantry. Local delights such as Chilli Crabs, Durians, Kueh Lapis and Char Siew Pows also took the skies, albeit briefly, before making a huge splash in the water below.
The day’s prize winners were announced by Red Bull Flugtag hosts, 98.7 FM’s Justin Ang and Vernon A. a.k.a The Muttons and each winning team was presented with their prizes atop the ramp.
RED BULL FLUGTAG Winners:
- Red Bull Flugtag 1st Place, Team Super Sevens
- Red Bull Flugtag 2nd Place, Team Riff Raff Rubber Ruckus
- Red Bull Flugtag 3rd Place, Team Flurry Express
- Red Bull’s Prize for the Wackiest Team Performance, The Serial Flyers
Team Amphibious Dragonfly Drone.