Beginning at noon on Saturday, Nov. 3 Bayfront Park will transform into an air strip as Red Bull Flugtag makes its way back to Miami.
Thirty teams have built their homemade, innovative flying crafts, and were selected to enter the contest. So in front of an expected crowd of 85,000 in downtown Miami each team will roll it’s craft off a 30-foot ramp and see who can fly the furthest before landing in the waters of Biscayne Bay. (Flugtag is German for "Flying Day")
Team Magic Carpet Ride is back to defend its 2010 title against some wacky flight crews – including the Bacon Soldiers, Banana Pelada and $2.50. (Complete list of entries below.)
The flight hangars open at noon and the flying machines will be lined up with team members getting ready for flight.
At 2 p.m. prepare for takeoff as the first craft is set to take flight off the 30-foot high ramp after the team’s 30-second skit as an attempt to win over the judges and crowd. After the last team takes off the awards ceremony will follow, when the Red Bull Flugtag Miami winner and the People’s Choice winner will be crowned.
Admission is free and parking is limited in and around Bayfront Park (301 N. Biscayne Blvd.). Viewers are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation. The nearest Miami-Dade transit station is the Bayfront Park Station. A few parking garages and area lots are located within walking distance to the park, but spectators are encouraged to arrive early, as the lots will reach capacity.
Boats will be able to anchor near the ramp and watch the action from the Biscayne Bay.
Flugtag Miami 2012 Teams
$2.50 – Miami, FL
Angry Flamingos – Miami, FL
Bacon Soldiers – Miami, FL
Bakerized – Miami, FL
Banana Pelada – Miami, FL
Cubicle MADNESS! – West Palm Beach, FL
Da Avincineers – Miami, FL
Despicable Me – Tallahassee, FL
Dragon Riders – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fins of Fury – Deerfield Beach, FL
Flying Cox – Hollywood, FL
Go Batty – West Melbourne, FL
Hurricane Engineer’s Angry Birds – Coral Gables, FL
La Vaca Roja – Pembroke Pines, FL
Magic Carpet Ride – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Pirates of the Carefree Being: Return of the Castaways – Brooksville, FL
Slamacow – Ponte Vedra, FL
Snow Birds – Tampa, FL
Space Cadets – Miami, FL
Spacecoast Flugtag Associates – Melbourne, FL
Team DarkWing – Lake Worth, FL
Team Marks Attacks – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Team Popow with the Flying Chaparro – Plantation, FL
Team Venezuela – Southwest Ranches, FL
The Ironmanning Iron Men – Miami Lakes, FL
The Oatmeal Effect – Pompano, FL
The Shock Guys – Oakland Park, FL
Tobacco Road’s Band of Road Warriors – Miami, FL
Twisted Sister – Greer, SC
UNF SAME – Fleming Island, FL