Red Bull Flugtag has Perk ready

9:44 AM, Jul 22, 2010   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Matt Gibson's team is back at it again.  The St. Paul resident and several of his friends will be one of the 37 teams competing at this year's Red Bull Flugtag.

Flugtag started in Austria back in the early 90's.  The word is German for "Flying Day".  Teams handcraft themed flying machines and launch them off a 30 foot high barge.  The results are very little flying and far more crashing and splashing.

This year's Flugtag is set for Gibson's hometown of St. Paul.  Hangars will open on the Mississippi River at 11am Saturday July 24th.

To get ready for the competition, the team built a prototype model, and enlisted Perk to be the test pilot.  or the guinea pig.

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