On Saturday, August 27, the legendary event Red Bull Flying Day took place again in Estonia, Tallinn after 14 years. Estonian Aviation Academy was present with three teams and aircrafts and our representatives also gave points in the
At the event 36 teams competed for first place with
self-made aircrafts and more than 15,000 spectators came to see their awesome
aerial flights. Three teams were representing the academy. Two teams, Ikarus
and Kiluvõileib, we put togther in cooperation with MyHits Radio. Third team RWY08
consisted of only our own students. The teams were judged in three categories:
aircraft design, pre-flight show and flight distance. Karl-Eerik Unt, head of Department
of Aeronautical Engineering, and alumnus and pilot Annika Ruusmäe also gave
points in the jury.
Our teams performed successfully and gave a good show. Team
Kiluvõileib (Triin Pihlapson, Robert Nemsitsveridze, Rico Hõrak, Kristjan
Hinno) received very high points for the design of the aircraft and their final
place was 5th. Representative of MyHits Radio Kristina Suuroja was the one to take the
flight with the aircraft.
Team Ikarus (Matthias Soots, Andy Pevgonen, Crismar
Liukonen, Karel Soome) were tied for 12th place. Representative of MyHits Radio Jüri
Pootsmann made it safely to water.
Team RWY08 (Dannar Pärtel, Kaur Karp, Jürgen Kõllo, Keity
Kannel) came in 34th place.
The aircrafts of all teams survived the aerial flight and
remained in one piece.