The Wild Sushi: Red Bull Flugtag Vancouver 2006

What is ‘Flugtag’?

Posted in About Red Bull Flugtag by adrienne on the June 22nd, 2006

Flugtag is a contest where teams compete to build human-powered flying machines.  (‘Flugtag’ means ‘flying day’ in German).  The aircraft launch off a pier into a body of water in front of tens of thousands of spectators.  Teams are scored based on distance, creativity and showmanship.

The Red Bull Flugtag events started in 1991 in Austria.  Since then, over 50 Flugtag events have been held all over the world.  Vancouver hosts Canada’s first Flugtag on August 19, 2006.

For more info about Red Bull Flugtag events, visit some of The Links on the right side of the page or check out the Wikipedia entry.

Flugtag Portland
Flugtag Portland entertained a crowd of 50,000.


Flugtag Arizona
A team of giant Pac-Man characters looks great!
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Team Sushi Gone Wild

Posted in The Making of The Wild Sushi by adrienne on the June 21st, 2006

What type of person possesses the mindset to want to compete in a zany competition like Flugtag?  Try these 5 persons: Adrienne, Elizabeth, Jenny & Leonard.

We are team Sushi Gone Wild, crew of The Wild Sushi.  (The theme of our aircraft is sushi – or was that obvious?).  We’ve got the guts and we’re going for glory.

Here’s a closer look into the lives of the crew…

Bio: Born in Vancouver, a UBC grad, collects stuffies and hearts kittens!
Likes: Really, really big objects that are shaped like food
Claim to fame: Creator of the Red Bull Sake cocktail

Bio: Born in Vancouver, the youngest of the group, team’s PILOT!
Hobby: Downloading many, many MP3s and sending them to Jenny
Little known fact: Aspires to be a sushi sous-chef

Bio: Born in Vancouver, piano-playing extraordinaire
Occupation: Undercover Edamame Bean Counter
Spare Time: Getting into the golf thang, arts & crafts

Bio: Born in Vancouver, only male on the team, tallest team member
Weekend Work: Underground Udon Dealer
Shameless self-promotion: Leonard’s company’s website

Bio: Goes to university in Ontario, hurdling experience!
Enjoys: Snowboarding
Hobby: Entering Sushi-Eating competitions

There you have it – the five semi-delusional people who are seeking Flugtag fame!  Did the bios say anything particularly revealing about us?  Probably not.  But what did you expect?  We have to maintain a certain mystique before the big event.


Posted in About Red Bull Flugtag by adrienne on the June 14th, 2006

We are team Sushi Gone Wild – makers of The Wild Sushi aircraft for the Red Bull Flugtag event in Vancouver!  We’ll be documenting the progress of the planning and construction of The Wild Sushi – although parts will be kept under wraps to keep things a surprise!

This summer will be unforgetable.  Not many people get a chance to participate in the elite Red Bull Flugtag competitions!  Sushi Gone Wild wants to be the winner of the first Canadian Flugtag event right in our hometown, Vancouver!

We’ll have more info about our team and project as the event draws nearer.

Red Bull Flugtag Vancouver event details:
Saturday, August 19, 2006
False Creek (Science World)
Gate opens at 12pm, Event starts at 2pm

Sushi Gone Wild wants to be a fan favourite and we’d definitely appreciate all forms of $upport!

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