Flug Tag Lands in False Creek

flugtag.gifI was watching the Simpsons tonight (old one where Marge goes to prison) and saw an ad for Flug Tag, which is happening in Vancouver in August. I first heard about Flug Tag when I was travelling; I saw stickers defacing public structures in Austria. This is the first event held in a Canadian city.

What is Flug Tag? It’s a made-up event where competitors build large but odd “flying” machines that are launched out over water off a 30-foot ramp. The contraptions and competitors usually don’t go very far. I guess the tie in is that, like Red Bull, prreparing to launch yourself off a ramp “gives you wings” and jitters and the urge to pee.

You must apply to enter by May 19th; competition is on August 19th at Concord Place. First prize is flight lessons worth $7,500. Fourth place is a cool, refreshing dip in False Creek.

2 Comments so far

  1. miss604 (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 11:24 am

    nice! we caught that last night on TV as well and were in disbelief. august 19th – concord pacific place – if we can’t have indy we’ll have people diving off their own created/designed flying machines into the waters of false creek WEE!

  2. johnson (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 5:04 am

    great event. finally to vancouver!

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