MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Contestants in Moscow's Red Bull Flugtag competition were ready to crash and get wet on Sunday (Aug 13) with hand-made aircraft in a variety of shapes, from a goblin bolt thrower to a human brain, all of which ended up plummeting into a river in Moscow
Flugtag means "flight day" in German, but all of these craft ultimately splashed into the waters below.
The teams construct their machines with three criteria in mind: How far they will fly, the creativity involved, and the artistry behind the design.
On competition day, teams are also judged by their performance on the takeoff ramp.
The contest started in Vienna in 1991 and now plays out annually in more than 100 locations.