In pictures: The flights and flops of the Red Bull Flugtag Dubai 2015
They came, they saw, they crash landed. This weekend saw the welcome return of the Red Bull Flugtag to Dubai, and What’s On were there to capture it all.
A 25,000-strong crowd watched from the shores at Dubai Creek Park as 30 teams took to the sky in their weird and wonderful handmade flying contraptions at the Red Bull Flugtag last weekend.
The team Premier Falcons reached a whopping 71 metres, coming painfully close to beating the world record distance of 78.64 metres, set by the Chicken Whisperers in LA two years ago.
However distance isn’t everything. Teams were also judged on creativity and performance, and the winning title went to the Skydive Dubai team The Millennial Falcon, who reached a respectable 27 metres. Check out their winning performance here:
Complete with flying monkeys and a rather beardy Dorothy, The Wicked Witch Rides Again put on quite the show, securing themselves first place for creativity and third place overall. Here are a few more of our favourite pictures from the day.