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Friday, November 25, 2005

Flugtag

The 1st Red Bull Flugtag (flying day) in Dubai was held today at Creekside Park. It was a splendid day out for all the family, as they say. The idea is that teams of lunatics design and build a human-powered flying machine and then throw it and themselves into the Creek. Very entertaining it is.

We were rooting for a team called Woof (because BetterArf knows the pilot), but regrettably after a long delay it got itself tangled up at the end of the runway, and only managed to 'fly' one metre. Ah well, there's always next year...

We haven't been in Creekside Park since Offspring was about 12, so I'd forgotten how lush it is. It was also packed with people - apart from the many thousands watching the Flugtag, there were loads of other folks enjoying a picnic, playing games and just generally chilling out on a perfect Friday. Bliss.

6 Comments:

Blogger silentmode_v2 said...

hi keefieboy,

who won? the tangled plane was the last we've seen before we left there.

9:36 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

We also left before the end, but apparently the event was won by a team called Cre8tive 1, whose contraption flew 26 metres!

10:11 am  
Blogger moryarti said...

I was there as well - took loads of photos - will post them on my blog later.. :)

10:14 am  
Blogger xtian said...

Great Blog.... Must have read from start to end today... he he he...

anyway, you didn't have a shoutbox so didn't actually know where to write...sO i posted here...

Keep it up!

Chris
http://xtian001.blogspot.com

8:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello,
addressing this to moryarti- i was a participant in the redbull flugtag and i just wanted to point out we were not "mariachis" but we were trying to be the kings and queens of hearts!!
thanks for the pics though..

12:11 am  
Anonymous Melina said...

I was there too.
Actually, I was one of the dancers for Woof, because my cousin, uncle, dad, etc built Woof. It was such a shame that our plane got tangled...but theres always next time!
Great blog by the way! ^_^

11:10 am  

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