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Flugtag: Red Bull Event Canceled

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    The Red Bull Flugtag Chicago has been canceled due to "unsafe marine conditions," according to the event's website.

    The annual event involves homemade aircrafts operated by self-taught pilots off a 30-foot high pier into Lake Michigan. It was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at North Avenue Beach.

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    Large swells of waves about 4-6 feet posed a danger to the safety of participants, said the event spokeswoman Jennifer Belongia-Barak.

    Participants had already arrived and were preparing their aircrafts, when they received news of the cancelation.

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    There were 28 teams from across the Midwest scheduled to compete in this year’s event, which will not be rescheduled.

    There is a small craft advisory on Lake Michigan, in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service, significant waves, of between 4 to 7 feet, with occasional waves of up to 9 feet, were expected today. A small craft advisory means that high winds and waves greater than 4 feet can produce hazardous conditions for small craft.

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    The Chicago event was scheduled to be the first of four flugtags, with other competitions occurring in Philadelphia, Miami, and San Francisco later this year, according to the website.