Local Flutag Team Preparing for Competition

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

ELKTON, Va. (WHSV) -- Five valley celebrities are making progress on their Red Bull sponsored aircraft, with only three weeks left until the flugtag competition in Washington, D.C.

Flugtag is a huge splash in aviation competition. The five valley men are hard at work creating their giant eagle plane.

Its wings' span is 28 feet and the entire plane and pilot can only weight 400 pounds.

There is still a lot of cosmetic work to be done, but the men have made huge progress.

Pilot Curtis Lam will be pushed off the 30-foot platform.

"We're getting nervous. The whole team as a whole is getting nervous and excited. We've never been in front of 15,000 people before, so it'll be a first for all of us," said Lam.

Team 'Made In 'Murica' will be competing on September 21st in Washington, D.C.

Red Bull is sponsoring a sending off party sometime in the next few weeks.

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