1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012 Was A Resounding Success

Preamble
This blog entry is full of photos and hence, the loading time may take slightly longer than usual. The pictures were taken with the Olympus EPL-3 and the Canon Powershot S100. If you belong to any of the teams that has taken part in the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012 and you would like photos of your team, please kindly drop us an email at admin@awinsomelife.org and credit us for the photos if you would like to use any of them.  🙂

The 1st ever Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012 that took place at the Siloso Beach, Sentosa was a resounding success!

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Braving the hot blazing sun, Baby and I were there to cover the event; all thanks to the gracious invite from SPRG Singapore and Red Bull Singapore. We really had a lot of fun and we must admit, this has got to be one of the coolest events on earth!

In case you’re wondering what exactly is the Red Bull Flugtag, the Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 6 metre high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder… or more often, plunging into the waters below. Flugtag (pronounced floog-tag; noun), which means “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight, but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship.

For the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012, the judging panel consisted of Paul Foster, Georgina Chang, Aide Iskandar, Rosalyn Lee, Felix Huang, Bobby Tonelli and Dee Kosh.

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Also, the Muttons [Justin and Vernon] from 987fm were the hosts for the 1st Redbull Flugtag Singapore 2012.

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Here’s one of the craft created by the team at Nanyang Technological University [NTU]

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Since the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1992, more than 100 Flugtags have been held around the globe, attracting up to 300,000 spectators for a single event.

Now, allow us to bring you through our experience of the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012.

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While making our way to the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012, we spotted these Mini Coopers at Wavehouse Sentosa. It has always been my dream to own a Mini Cooper and hopefully one day, I can own one! [I wonder if Mini would let me own a Mini Cooper for 1 day and let me blog about my experience. :P]

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When we reached the Media Centre, we registered ourselves, gotten ourselves freshened up with a can of Red Bull, and off we went to check out the rest of the event.

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From 1st Red Bull Flugtag 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

There were a total of 38 teams that participated in the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012 and seriously, some of the teams had pretty stunning crafts! Here are some photos of the crafts that we took and their performance during flight.

The Chickmobile Team [Pre-Flight]

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The Chickmobile Team [Flight in Transition]

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The Chickmobile Team [Post-Flight]

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The Stealth Budget Airline Team [Pre-Flight]

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The Stealth Budget Airline Team [Flight in Transition]

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The Stealth Budget Airline Team [Mid-Flight]

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The Stealth Budget Airline Team [Post-Flight]

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Java Express Team [Pre-Flight]

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Java Express Team [Flight in Transition]

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Java Express Team [Post-Flight]

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Coco Loco Team [Pre-Flight]

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Coco Loco Team [Flight in Transition]

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Coco Loco Team [Post Flight]

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The Adventures of Flouride Man & the Cavity Creeps Team [Pre-Flight]

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The Adventures of Flouride Man & the Cavity Creeps Team [Flight in Transition]

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The Adventures of Flouride Man & the Cavity Creeps Team [Mid-Flight]

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The Adventures of Flouride Man & the Cavity Creeps Team [Post-Flight]

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Serial Flyers Team [Pre-Flight]

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Serial Flyers Team [Flight in Transition]

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Serial Flyers Team [Mid-Flight]

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Serial Flyers Team [Post-Flight]

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The Amazing Flying Baboons Team [Pre-Flight]

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The Amazing Flying Baboons Team [Mid-Flight]

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The Amazing Flying Baboons Team [Post-Flight]

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501st Legion Singapore Garrison Team [Mid-Flight]

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Mega Aero Zord Team [Pre-Flight]

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Mega Aero Zord Team [Mid-Flight]

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Mega Aero Zord Team [Post-Flight]

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Super Sevens Team [Pre-Flight]

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Super Sevens Team [Flight in Transition]

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Super Sevens Team [Mid-Flight]

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Super Sevens Team [Post-Flight]

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Maxus Flock of Flyers Team [Pre-Flight]

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Flying Squad Team [Pre-Flight]

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Flying Squad Team [Mid-Flight]

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The Red Bulldog Team [Pre-Flight]

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The Red Bulldog Team [Flight in Transition]

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The Red Bulldog Team [Post-Flight]

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Republic Wings Team [Pre-Flight]

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Pengcraft 2000 Team [Pre-Flight]

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Pengcraft 2000 Team [Flight in Transition]

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The Great Humpback Team [Pre-Flight]

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The Great Humpback Team [Flight in Transition]

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The Great Humpback Team [Mid-Flight]

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Riff Raff Ruber Ruckus Team [Pre-Flight]

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Riff Raff Ruber Ruckus Team [Flight in Transition]

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Riff Raff Ruber Ruckus Team [Mid-Flight]

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Amphibious Dragonfly Drone Team [Pre-Flight]

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Amphibious Dragonfly Drone Team [Flight in Transition]

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Amphibious Dragonfly Drone Team [Post-Flight]

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Team Temasek [Pre-Flight]

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Team Temasek [Flight in Transition]

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Team Temasek [Post-Flight]

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NukeProof Team [Pre-Flight]

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NukeProof Team [Flight in Transition]

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NukeProof Team [Post-Flight]

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Flask ML Pop Team [Pre-Flight]

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Flask ML Pop Team [Flight in Transition]

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Flask ML Pop Team [Post-Flight]

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Kings of Fruit Team [Pre-Flight]

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Kings of Fruit Team [Flight in Transition]

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Kings of Fruit Team [Mid-Flight]

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Alright, there were 38 teams in total that participated in the 1st Redbull Flugtag Singapore 2012 and it is impossible for us to have every photos uploaded in this blog entry. However, here are photos of other crafts from various teams that we found pretty interesting.

The Flying Chilies Team

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Team Anvil

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Jackie The Ostrich Team

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The Char Siew Pows Team

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Now, this is one craft that has the loudest applause and the greatest cheers! Presenting to you, the ERP Team.

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The ERP Team [Mid-Flight]

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The ERP Team [Post-Flight]

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So after checking out all the crafts that took their flight, Baby and I went around shooting photographs with the Mini Coopers and the hot sexy Red Bull ladies.

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By the way, the amount of people that attended the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012 was a strong crowd of 35,000 people. This is perhaps one of the rarest moment that Siloso Beach has such a huge number of people attending an event.

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In case you’re wondering whom the winning teams are, they are as follows:

1st Place: Super Sevens Team

2nd Place: Riff Raff Rubber Ruckus Team

3rd Place: Flurry Express Team

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Prize for the Wackiest Team Performance: The Serial Flyers Team

The MINI Prize for the longest flight distance: Amphibious Dragonfly Drone Team (Distance: 18.2m)

This thus concludes our very eventful day at the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Singapore 2012!

Stay tuned to more updates from us!

God bless!

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