Technically, Red Bull Flugtag began in 1992. But unofficial flugtags have been taking place for centuries. Even that old-school master, Leonardo Da Vinci, liked to sketch flying machines in the back of his Moleskine.

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1480’s Leonardo da Vinci studies manned flight When he wasn’t painting, Leo made the first real studies of flight and produced drawings of primitive flying machines. A light hang glider and a machine resembling a helicopter were just two among many.

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1799-1850 George Cayley’s Early Gliders George Cayley is considered one of the most important people in aeronautics, identifying the principles that would later get men off the ground: weight, lift, drag and thrust.He designed many early gliders.

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19TH CENTURY The Glider King German Engineer Otto Lilienthal – A.K.A. The Glider King – was the first person to design a glider that could fly long distances, surviving 2,500 glider flights before succumbing to his last.

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1903 The Wright Brothers Spending many years studying the early discoveries of flight, The Wright Brothers eventually completed the first heavier-than-air flight of 120 feet at Kitty Hawk. The rest, as we say, is history.

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1992 The first Red Bull Flugtag In 1992, the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria. A decade later, Red Bull Flugtag landed in the U.S. In the years since, more than 35 Red Bull Flugtags have been held around the world.

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2013 The First National Red Bull Flugtag On September 21st, the next evolution of Red Bull Flugtag came to America. One day. Five cities. Hundreds of flying...and not...machines. Plus, the world record shattered by The Chicken Whisperers in Long Beach!