Red Bull Flugtag Will Take Off in Singapore this October 2012!

As a relatively new mom to a hyperactive boy, I always look forward to events that boys will surely enjoy. Baby Gian is turning 1 year old in a few days and he has shown great interest in anything with wheels and wings. I am pretty sure he will have a great time watching the inaugural of Red Bull Flugtag in Singapore this October.

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PRESS RELEASE hot from Red Bull Singapore:

The European Red Bull will host the inaugural Red Bull Flugtag or “Flying Day” in Singapore for an expected crowd of 50,000 at Siloso Beach, Sentosa

The 1st Red Bull Flugtag is making its maiden flight to Singapore this October. Flugtag (pronounced “floog-tag”), means “flying day” in German and will bring to life the brand’s famous slogan “Red Bull Gives You Wings” by providing Singaporeans a chance to design, build and pilot human-powered flying machines off a 6 metre high flight deck in the hopes of soaring into the sky…or more often, plunging into the waters below.  It is the first time that the event will be held in South East Asia and is organized by the European Red Bull (not to be confused with the Thai Red Bull). The event will be held on Sunday, 28th October 2012 at Siloso Beach in Sentosa and Red Bull intends to host 50,000 of Singapore’s residents for a fun filled day of flight.
Red Bull Flugtag touches an important and intrinsic human interest in flight and since the first Red Bull Flugtag in Austria in 1992, there have been a total of 108 Flugtags by the end of 2011. This event has thrilled over 5 million people in 40 cities around the world and has enabled people to display some of the most ingenious, inventive, creative and downright crazy attempts at unassisted human flight. Some of the spectacular flying machines have included rockets, wedding cakes and even life-sized hand gliders.
The record for the longest flight is 69.79m set on May 28, 2012 at the Red Bull Flugtag in Mainz, Germany by the team "Die Rückkehr der Teichfighter" (“The return of the pond fighter”) in front of more than 150,000 people.
A Red Bull Spokesperson said, “The European Red Bull has always celebrated the fun side of life and we are challenging Singapore to show the world just how creative we are. Come event day, we will transform Siloso Beach into Singapore’s newest airport terminal that will see the craziest flying machines take off. We are also calling on Singapore to break the German world record for the longest flight of 69.79m and we think we are up to this task! It will be a great day out for all Singaporeans to remember. ”
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Red Bull will select from all applications a total of 40 teams, made up of one pilot and three team assistants to participate at the event. These 40 teams will be judged by a panel of judges, who are yet to be announced, against three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft and showmanship. Applications are now open and Singaporeans are encouraged to visit to request for an application kit which will contain all the information that teams need to fill out, including a sketch of their flying machine. The competition is open to Singaporeans and residents based here who are 16 years old and above by the application closing date of 15th August 2012.  
Keeping with the theme of celebrating flight, the winning team will be taken to Salzburg, Austria to visit Red Bull’s Hangar-7, the home of the Flying Bulls and other amazing fleet of aeroplanes and choppers. The prize, worth over SGD 14, 000, will also include an additional skydiving package for the winning pilot. The first runners-up will get flights to a destination of their choice in Europe worth SGD 5,000 and the third-placed team gets a tandem skydive experience outside of Singapore skies worth over SGD 2, 500.
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Red Bull is committed to making the entire process enjoyable for the 40 selected teams who will be announced on the 22nd August 2012. Each successful group will be guided by a “Team Mom” to ensure a smooth building process. Red Bull will also endeavour to partner teams up with sponsors to assist with resources and to help with potential space constraints within homes, the brand is also promising a Red Bull Flugtag Hangar in a prime location in Singapore up to three weeks prior to the event day, to enable teams to build their crafts which could have an allowable wing span of up to 8m.
While Red Bull is encouraging participants to be creative and daring, the Austrian energy drink company, whose blue and silver colours are synonymous with extreme sports and not taking itself too seriously, will ensure that safety is not compromised.  Red Bull Singapore will provide all buoyancy aids and helmets and will also ensure that safety boats, a medical crew including search and rescue divers will be on standby at the event.
For more event information, rules or to register a team, please visit

1 comment:

  1. Red Bull flying event is very exciting to watch Che, hope you enjoy this event in october, and this is such a helpful post for Singaporeans, I and Khai sometimes would google "what is going on in san diego this weekend?" haha, if we are looking for something to do!

    you inspired me, i clicked your travel journal tab above, and instead of posts, you have links to the posts, very organized. I will try my best to do that too, following you. :)