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SchoonerRat
09-22-2013, 12:14 PM
http://redbullflugtagusa.com/page/cities/city/5/longbeach?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Flugtag-LongBeach-B-Exact&utm_group=Long+Beach&utm_term=flugtag+Long+Beach

This was the scene Friday on my bike path through downtown. Sorry bout the crappy iPhone pics shot from the seat of a moving bike. A few years ago I might have fixed them all in Photoshop, but I'm too lazy now.

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug01.JPG

They've been building this thing for the past few weeks. Up until the day before the event, they did a pretty good job of not bothering me...but Friday...people everywhere...audio and video control booths...giant speaker stacks...giant cable runs...100,000 people expected for Saturday's spectacle. I did a different bike path yesterday!!!

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug02.JPG

It's tough to see, but there's a couple guys on those water jet things playing around in the center of the pic, under the lighthouse. Probably practicing for a demonstration.

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug03.JPG

I'm not certain if Red Bull has done anything positive for aviation, but I love what they're doing for sailing. I don't like the stuff, and all I know about them is from the promotions they do. I want to love these guys. Please, don't anybody tell me about their politics or that they use slave labor.

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug04.JPG

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http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug06.JPG

Brian Palmer
09-22-2013, 12:23 PM
Some can actually fly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcbBwNwsaCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Im8VtLQgh4

SchoonerRat
09-22-2013, 02:20 PM
http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug07.JPG

This looks like something I tried to fly in when I was about 8. I hope he has more luck than I did.

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug08.JPG

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug09.JPG

Some of them look like they ought to fly.

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug10.JPG

And some of them actually do - at least a couple hundred feet. This is the NEW WORLD RECORD HOLDER. I wonder who the sanctioning body is for this record.

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug11.JPG

http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug12.JPG

sailnstink
09-22-2013, 07:43 PM
Red bull has done a ton for aviation, like sailing not without change and naysayers.

Woxbox
09-22-2013, 08:00 PM
I have very mixed feelings. They spend about a third of their income on promotions, and some who drink too much of the stuff run into health problems. This current event looks like fun. Let's hope there aren't any more bodies to be carted out. Story here. (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/464619/20130505/red-bull-stunt-marketing-extreme-sports-death.htm)

SchoonerRat
09-22-2013, 10:48 PM
http://schoonerrat.com/wbf/flugtag/flug13.JPG

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