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Redbull Flugtag

Save the date for Sept. 21 as the Queen Mary will enter the Red Bull Flugtag competition. Our team – Ship Yeah - will consist of the best of what the Queen Mary has to offer -our fearless pilot Captain Twain (Twain Schreiber), and our crew of Triple J (John Jenkins), Chef (Todd Henderson), Q (Quentin Roberts) and Professor Kenneth Cornelius Thompson the third (Keith Thompson). We hope to set a new Red Bull Flugtag record of gliding 230 feet.

But what is Flugtag you might ask? Red Bull Flugtag (German: flight day, airshow) is an event organized by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly home-made, size- and weight-limited, human-powered flying machines (max 10m/30 ft, 150 kg/330 lbs). The flying machines are usually launched off a pier about 30 feet (9.1 m) high into the sea (or suitably sized reservoir of water). Most competitors enter for the entertainment value, and the flying machines rarely fly at all. Here is our flying machine!

As a poet once said, “There’s so much drama in the LBC.” And on Sept. 21st, there’s sure to be a lot of drama when Red Bull Flugtag lands in Rainbow Harbor, situated in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Let’s see the West go wild on the rest of the county and grab victory on the flight deck.

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