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Kiev hosted its first Red Bull Flugtag air show, which attracted 60,000 spectators to watch 20 teams from all over Ukraine compete.

Kiev hosted its first Red Bull Flugtag air show, which attracted 60,000 spectators to watch 20 teams from all over Ukraine compete.

© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankKiev hosted its first Red Bull Flugtag air show, which attracted 60,000 spectators to watch 20 teams from all over Ukraine compete.
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Kiev hosted its first Red Bull Flugtag air show, which attracted 60,000 spectators to watch 20 teams from all over Ukraine compete.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankThe homemade flying machines in the shapes of an outhouse, a tin can, an ear of corn, a cigar, a frying pan, an omelet and a car were launched over the Rusanovsky Canal.
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The homemade flying machines in the shapes of an outhouse, a tin can, an ear of corn, a cigar, a frying pan, an omelet and a car were launched over the Rusanovsky Canal.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankThe team that built and flew the Kuzkina Mat flying machine received the most points. The team’s aircraft was designed to be a cropduster made with an ear of corn instead of a fuselage. The Kuzkina Mat flew a distance of twelve meters. In September, the crew will compete in the Red Bull Air Races final, which will take place in Lisbon.
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The team that built and flew the Kuzkina Mat flying machine received the most points. The team’s aircraft was designed to be a cropduster made with an ear of corn instead of a fuselage. The Kuzkina Mat flew a distance of twelve meters. In September, the crew will compete in the Red Bull Air Races final, which will take place in Lisbon.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankThe Flying Ax flew the longest distance of 22 meters.
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The Flying Ax flew the longest distance of 22 meters.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankThe Flying Ax’s landing.
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The Flying Ax’s landing.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankAll flying machines were made of everyday materials.
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All flying machines were made of everyday materials.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankA wide variety of materials was used, including metal, wood, film and flowers.
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A wide variety of materials was used, including metal, wood, film and flowers.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankAviators aged 18 to 51 took part in the festival, including students and members of parliament.
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Aviators aged 18 to 51 took part in the festival, including students and members of parliament.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankAccording to the rules of the contest, participants must build up speed down a six-meter ramp and then fly into the water.
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According to the rules of the contest, participants must build up speed down a six-meter ramp and then fly into the water.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankHappily, no pilots were seriously injured during the festival. The same could not be said of the aircraft. Divers had to collect some of the wreckage.
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Happily, no pilots were seriously injured during the festival. The same could not be said of the aircraft. Divers had to collect some of the wreckage.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankThe flights were judged in three categories: flight length, aircraft originality and creativity of the team’s performance.
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The flights were judged in three categories: flight length, aircraft originality and creativity of the team’s performance.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankThe first Ukrainian Red Bull Flugtag.
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The first Ukrainian Red Bull Flugtag.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Vasilenko / Go to the photo bankThe first Ukrainian Red Bull Flugtag.
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The first Ukrainian Red Bull Flugtag.
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