Has New2Lou gone German? Not exactly. We’re actually heading to Chicago to compete in the National Red Bull Flutag competition! Say what? Flugtag is German for “Flight Day” or “Day of Flight” and Red Bull is organizing an event in which competitors attempt to fly home-made, size- and weight-limited, human-powered flying machines by launching off a pier or ramp into a body of water. This year teams representing every state in the US will compete on the same day, Saturday, September 21, in 5 different cities: Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Long Beach. Our team “New2Flug” will be representing Kentucky in Chicago this year! Last year over 75,000 folks watched the craziness live and we hope you can help cheer us on to victory!
What’s The Plan?
We plan to build a flying horse, or Pegasus if you will, powered by a team of comically tall jockeys (all over 6 feet). Once our team is positioned on the ramp we will play the “Call to Post” and “My Old Kentucky Home” which is the traditional start to the Kentucky Derby. We will have a commentator announcing our horses position as we “race” down the Flutag ramp and fly past the competition. Check out our interview on WHAS Great Day Live!
Help Give Us Wings!
We need your help to literally give us wings! We need materials to build our awesome Kentucky “Pegasus” and transport it up to Chicago. Every little bit helps give us wings and thanks so much for your support!
Join the Party!
Finally, we’d like to invite you to our awesome upcoming parties:
- Official New2Flug send off party - Wednesday (9/11) at Garage Bar from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Our “flying pegasus” flugtag will be on display, our team will be dressed in jockey gear and Garage Bar will be serving up New2Flug themed cocktails, so you certainly don’t want to miss out!
- Official New2Flug live viewing party - Saturday (9/21) at Sully’s in Fourth Street Live! from 1 - 5 pm. Cheer on our Kentucky team live as they compete in Chicago in front of 5,000,000 million national viewers!
Events are free and open to the public so invite your friends and spread the word!
Want to know more about our team, design and where the next party is? Check out our New2Flug team social media pages. We’ll keep you up-to-date on our team design, construction and party progress.