Redbull’s Flugtag (not to be confused with the Bognor Birdman) returns to Portland this Saturday, August 2nd.
In 2004 Portland hosted a Flugtag at Waterfront Park. I joined about fifty thousand other people getting sunburns, drinking beer, and watching the silly people wearing funny costumes launch their harebrained contraptions (and themselves) off the end of a 30 foot stage into the Willamette River.
Four years later, Flugtag is back. Again, Waterfront Park is the venue. The event is free, gates open at 11am, and the first “flight” is at 1pm. The “aviators” are judged on distance “flown”, creativity and showmanship. Our favorite Portland Trailblazer Blogger, Channing Frye, is one of the judges. And don’t worry about, there will be food and very drinkable beverages (i.e. beer) available, in addition to the undrinkable (i.e. Redbull).