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.

1. “I’m melting! I’m melting!” – Dorothy took the Wicked Witch for a dunk in the creek.

Flugtag 2015 Wicked Witch

2. Team Biz Force One showed us that the art of a good jump is grace and poise (or maybe not).

Red Bull Flugtag 2015 Biz One

3. Turns out minions don’t make the most aerodynamic flying machines, but ten points to Airplix II for effort.

Red Bull Flugtag Dubai 2015 Minion

4. The Premier Falcons go for a leisurely glide across the creek before finally plummeting at 71 metres.

Red Bull Flugtag Dubai 2015 Premier Falcons

5. Hanna-Barbera’s Stop The Pigeon crew look hopeful as they prepare for take off…

Red Bull Flugtag Dubai 2015 Muttley 01

6. …but Muttley ended up putting his doggy paddle to practice.

Red Bull Flugtag Dubai 2015 Muttley 02

7. Tens of thousands packed out the park to watch the flying contraptions put to the test.

Red Bull Flugtag Dubai 2015 crowds

8. Team Up needed a few more balloons to make that house fly.

Flugtag Dubai 2015 Up

9. Forget ‘Red Bull gives you wings’, The Ultziner Bull chose a red bull with wings.

Flugtag Dubai 2015 red bull

10. It was an absolute circus backstage, as team The Hoop awaited their turn to make a splash.

Flugtag Dubai 2015 Circus

*MORE: Red Bull Flugtag Dubai: Everything you need to know*

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