Reb Bull Flug Tag was held at Riverfront Park in Nashville on September 23. What is “Flug Tag”? In short it is an attempt at human-powered flight without dumping yourseld in the river. In reality it seldon works out well and the pilot gets wet. From the spectator’s point of view it is a hilarious way to spend a couple of hours.
Today was a cloudless September day, unfortunately it was an extremely HOT cloudless September day. The starting time of the event wasn’t very well advertised, and in fact when I asked one of the event staff when it started he got it wrong to. The only web site I saw that gave a time said it started at 11:00 which is what the staff member said as well. But there was a sign on the barge that stated that things got started at 12:15 so I spent an extra hour in the heat which was NOT pleasant.
What also wasn’t very well advertised was the actual location of the event. Everything I saw said that it was at Riverfront Park so that’s where I went with my trusty 18mm-300mm lens thinking it would be plenty. In reality the launching barge was on the opposite side of the river several hundred feet away so my trusty 18mm-300mm lens wasn’t plenty. It worked but I sure would have loved to have my 150mm-500mm lens and tripod.
Regardless it was a blast to watch so here are a few photos of the event.