Red Bull Flugtag challenges teams of everyday people to build homemade, human-powered flying machines and pilot them off a 6.7 metres (22 feet) high deck in hopes of achieving flight! Flugtag may mean "flying day" in German, but all these crafts ultimately splash into the waters below. They are judged not only on their flight's distance, but creativity and showmanship as well.
This is Flugtag's first visit to Ottawa and only second visit to Canada; they were in Vancouver in 2006. Thirty-two teams competed here from all over Canada - British Columbia to Nova Scotia.