Red Bull Flugtag returns to South Florida on Saturday

Teams build human-powered flying machines

Author: Ben Kennedy, Reporter, bkennedy@Local10.com
Published On: Nov 02 2012 06:15:34 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 03 2012 05:22:29 PM EDT
MIAMI -

The Red Bull Flugtag is about to kick off in Bayfront Park downtown Miami, where teams build flying machines and launch them off a 30-foot high ramp to see who can soar father.

"We have a three layer cake. It's aerodynamic," said James Goll.

Goll and his team from Tobacco Road spent 200 hours building their cake craft with a 26-foot wing span. They will compete against 30 other teams and be judged on distance, creativity and showmanship.

Local 10's Ben Kennedy took the plunge in a DJ booth inspired craft, flew a couple feet, and hit the water face first.

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Below is the schedule for Red Bull Flugtag on Saturday at Bayfront Park: