Crazy Costumes, Flying Machines…It Must Be FLUGTAG!

Flugtag in German means “Flying Day.” Recently, the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag took flight at Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor. More than 100,000 people attended the event and Nerd Reactor was on hand to embrace the days’ activities. The basis of the Flugtag, is that it is a competition where teams are judged on three pieces of criteria: distance, creativity and showmanship. The teams are comprised of up to 5 people who have worked on homemade, man-powered flying machines for months. One team member “pilots” the craft off of an elevated flight deck, through the air and into the water. The event was judged by a panel of celebrity judges which included Cheech Marin, known most famously from Cheech and Chong, Nicole Sullivan previously from MadTV, Ryan Sheckler pro skateboarder and Tenley Molzahn from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Check out our gallery:

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