Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies broke the Red Bull Flugtag 10-year-old world record of 195 feet by flying 207 feet at the Twin Cities event.
More than 90,000 people witnessed team Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies soar into victory and the record books when they flew 207 feet at Red Bull Flugtag Twin Cities today. This historic flight smashed the previous Red Bull Flugtag world record of 195 feet, which had held strong for more than 10 years.
“Minnesota is known for setting records so we just added another one to the already long list,” stated Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies’ Jason Franke. “It took a lot of effort and hard work to get the job done, but we had a lot of fun. This was a solid event and the experience was even better than we expected.” For achieving this feat, the team will receive an excursion aboard an exclusive amphibious plane…the Red Bull Albatross.
It took a lot of effort and hard work to get the job done, but we had a lot of fun.
While Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies took home the first place prize, they were not the only ones who earned a pair of wings this weekend. The Spooners and Team Griswold won the judges over with their one-of-a-kind flying machines and impressive moves on the flight deck. However, the hearts of the crowd went to Zorbaz Flying Food Zquadron who took home the People’s Choice Award with the most text votes.
Red Bull Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, is a competition that dares both the brave and the brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 30-foot high ramp in hopes of achieving human-powered flight. But don’t be fooled – this is no ordinary flying competition! Distance is important, of course, but teams need both creativity and showmanship to impress the judges. These criteria inspired such teams as Favre’s Wingmen, The Peanuts Gang, Chicks-on-a-Stick and The Bathroom Five who also took to the skies today along with a 20-foot mosquito, a tower of bacon, and even an oversized narwhal.
This unforgettable show is just the second stop for Red Bull Flugtag in the U.S. this year. Next up… Long Beach, California, on August 21 followed by Philadelphia on September 4. Red Bull Flugtag Twin Cities will also featured in a reality series called “On the Wings of Glory” airing Sundays after baseball starting September 5th on FOX Sports Networks.
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