A View of Flugtags Past

The Red Bull Flugtag is coming to Penn's Landing on Sept. 4, so get started on building on your best flying homemade machine.

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Daniel Kolodin/Red Bull Photofiles
This flying contraption seemed to get off to a good start in Moscow, Russia.
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The crowd in Chicago took to the land and sea to view the event.
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Ian Fohrman/Red Bull Photofiles
The judges in Portland had a good view to decide the winner.
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Mike Arzt/Red Bull Photofiles
Get a feel for the Red Bull Flugtag from the view of the contestants.
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Lukas Nazdraczew/Red Bull Photofiles
This flying machine did not get very far before hitting the water.
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Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Photofiles
This man dressed as a chicken proved he was no chicken when he took to the air on a bicycle.
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Daniel Balmat/Red Bull Photofiles
A flying squirrel was a big hit in Switzerland.
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This string of flyers made it far before crashing into the water.
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Jurgen Skarwan/Red Bull Photofiles
This soccer-themed flying machine came apart as soon as it left the deck.
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Christian Pondella/Red Bull Photofiles
This NASCAR inspired flyer in Nashville made a quick descent.
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This flying machine exploded upon impact with the water.
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Justin Kosman/Red Bull Photofiles
The judges had high marks for the creativity in the flying machines.
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Jeremy Bernard/Red Bull Photofiles
This man could not control his airplane and had to abort the mission before landing.
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Lukas Nazdraczew/Red Bull Photofiles
This team tried their best to hold on after take-off.
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Lukas Nazdraczew/Red Bull Photofiles
This flyer did not have much time to enjoy the scenery before going down.
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Wojtek Antonow/Red Bull Photofiles
This birdhouse flying contraption sure didn't fly like a bird.
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This duck made a sad attempt at its first flight.
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Marcel Laemmerhirt/Red Bull Photofiles
This team of butterflies tested out their wings.
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Clement Guillaume/Red Bull Photofiles
This guy needed to escape the dragon's fiery mouth to cool off in the water.
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Christian Pondella/Red Bull Photofiles
This guy was headed right into Lake Michigan at the Red Bull Flugtag in Chicago.
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Denis Klero/Red Bull Photofiles
Huge crowds showed up to see the mostly unsuccessful flying machines try to get their wings.
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Even a dragon couldn't fly at this Red Bull Flugtag.
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Alfredo Martinez Fernandez/Red Bull Photofiles
This flyer in Mexico proved that pigs really can't fly.
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Anton Jdanov/Red Bull Photofiles
Thousands of people showed up to watch these flying machines hit the water.
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Ian Hylands/Red Bull Photofiles
Team Surf and the City took off at the Red Bull Flugtag in Ottawa.
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Jurgen Skarwan/Red Bull Photofiles
This man looked confident before take-off.
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Jurgen Skarwan/Red Bull Photofiles
This man went for a Wright brothers inspired machine.
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