Miami will participate Saturday in the first National Red Bull Flugtag competition of human-powered flying craft. The event is free and open to the public
The competition will be held simultaneously in Miami, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., and Long Beach, Calif., with teams representing all 50 states. They will be flying in aircraft no more than 30 feet wide and weighing no more than 450 pounds (including the pilot).
Flugtag, by the way, means “flying day” in German.
Teams will be judged on flight distance, creativity and showmanship. We know the local teams will excel in showmanship.
Miami’s Red Bull Flugtag event will be noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida 33132. Viewers will be competing with DWNTWN Art Days patrons for parking. The nearest MetroMover station is Bayfront Park.