Flugtag, the hit ‘airshow’ with a twist, coming to S’pore

Red Bull Flugtag in Mainz, Germany (Red Bull Content Pool)Red Bull Flugtag in Mainz, Germany (Red Bull Content Pool)

Ever dreamt of building your very own 'plane' and soaring into the sky with it?

Well, you have the chance to do so on 28 October when the inaugural Red Bull Flugtag (pronounced "floog-tag") is set to transform Siloso Beach into Singapore's newest "airport terminal".

Singaporeans will be given a once-in-lifetime opportunity 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.

Some of the spectacular flying machines have included rockets, wedding cakes and even life-sized hand gliders!

While it's the first time the event is held in South East Asia, the Flugtag event has been held in 40 cities around the world. At some events, crowds of between 50,000 to 100,000 come out for a day of thrills and spills and fun in the sun.

The record for the longest flight is 69.79m set in May this year in Mainz, Germany by the team "Die Rückkehr der Teichfighter" ("The return of the pond fighter") was witnessed by over 150,000 people.

So can Singapore make history by breaking the German world record?

A lucrative first prize worth S$14,000 lies in wait for the team that dares take the challenge.

The prize, which consists of a trip to Salzburg, Austria to visit Red Bull's Hangar-7, the home of the Flying Bulls and other amazing fleet of aeroplanes and choppers, will also include an additional skydiving package for the winning pilot.

First runners-up will get flights to a destination of their choice in Europe worth S$5,000 and the third-placed team gets a tandem skydive experience outside of Singapore skies worth over S$2, 500.

For more event information, rules or to register a team, please visit http://www.redbullflugtag.sg