James Stewart to Soar at Red Bull Flutag Miami
July 08, 2010
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James' lean mean flying machinePro motocross rider James Stewart will be competing on Saturday, July 10th at Red Bull Flugtag Miami. He will be riding a tricked-out YZ450F motorbike with added wings and bars as he attempts to soar over the water and fly away... or more likely plunge into the ocean.
What in the world is Flugtag, you might ask? Red Bull Flugtag challenges teams of everyday people to build homemade, human-powered flying machines and pilot them off a 30-foot high deck in hopes of achieving flight! Flugtag may mean flying day in German, but all these crafts ultimately splash into the waters below. They are judged not only on their flight s distance, but creativity and showmanship, as well.
"I'm excited to compete at Red Bull Flugtag because my craft is awesome and the guys building it are super-smart and have really gotten into it," said James. "But I'm a bit nervous about pushing it off a 30-foot drop!"
To help challenge the flight record that currently stands at 155 feet, James enlisted the engineering help of Randy Yoho to modify his Yami, and the human rocket power of good friends Anthony Paggio and Eric Sorby to help get him off the ground...and into the water.
See the attached image for a sneak peek of James and his funky flying machine. Check out a quick video posted by Vurb Moto at http://www.vurbmoto.com/theatre/797/james-stewart-miami-flutag/
For more info on the Red Bull Flugtag events, go to www.redbullflutag.com. Red Bull will host three more flutag events this summer, with Twin Cities, MN on July 24, Long Beach, CA on August 21, and Philadelphia, PA Septemeber 4.
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