This is going to be too much fun. Flugtag means “flying day,” and there is a 30-foot ramp set up on Harriet Island ready for this Saturday, July 24, when the first homemade flying machine will take off at 1:00 PM. The event is held over the water because . . well sometimes they don’t fly very far.
You can watch from either side of the river and there will be concession stands on both sides, but the beer will be on Harriet Island. There will be thirty teams competing and I am told that it draws a crowd. The details and some videos can be found on the Red Bull Flugtag web site.