Flugtag Chicago

We just happened to be in Chicago on the weekend of Flugtag. Even if you aren’t familiar with the name, you have probably seen the commercials of the crazy “aircraft” people build and try to fly off a pier into the water. Unfortunately, Red Bull seemed to be surprised there was wind in the Windy City, delaying the start of the event for three hours! Having arrived three hours early to score front row viewing, we endured that lovely lake wind for more than six hours. Guess who didn’t bring a jacket?

Lucky for us, the event was not cancelled, and we stayed long enough to see about half the teams and get some great pictures. Then it was off to warm up and eat some delicious Giordano’s Chicago deep dish pizza!

Click the images that look interesting, or enjoy the whole slideshow sans cold Lake Michigan wind.

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