Video: Flugtag proves ‘chickens’ can indeed fly
California flight shatters previous Flugtag world record set in Germany by 29 feet
Chickens apparently can indeed fly, and don’t have to set foot back on land for an amazing 81 metres.
That’s according to the US National Red Bull Flugtag, who hosted the latest episode of the home-made flying machine competition in five US cities.
The Chicken Whisperers are a team of aerospace and mechanical engineers from Palo Alto, a fact which may have helped them just a little with their feat.
Red Bull Flugtag, “flying day” in German, is a competition that dares the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 30ft (9.1m) “flight deck” in front of thousands of spectators.
Teams are judged on distance, creativity and “showmanship” according to Red Bull.
More than 750 aspiring aviators composing more than 150 teams across the country took on the challenge in the five-city US Flugtag.