|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 24-September-2013, 5:26 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Hundreds of thousands have turned out to watch home-made flying machines try to stay in the air at Red Bull Flugtags in the US. Never before has one country taken on the challenge of putting on five events in one day, with 366,000 spectators turning out in Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Long Beach, California.
Competitors have to build their own flying machines and then take off from a 30-foot-high flight deck and try to travel as far as possible before hitting the water. The flight of the day belonged to The Chicken Whisperers, a team of Californian aerospace and mechanical engineers, who set a new world record of 258 feet. Report by Jeremy Barnes.