This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Philly Team Claws Its Way To Great Heights

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It wasn't a bird or a plane…it was Red Bull Flugtag landing with zing on the Delaware River. Today Philadelphians swarmed yet again to watch homemade flying machines soar and in some cases, nosedive. Following in the footsteps of 2010's competition, 65,000 spectators lined both sides of the water, the walkway on the Ben Franklin Bridge and even cheered on from their boats for the fearless teams and pilots.  Atop a giant lobster was team New Kids on the Dock, who managed to soar to close to 40 feet, taking home a first place trophy.

(Photo: )

"What a relief," said Adam Denard of Philadelphia-based Team New Kids of the Dock, referring to his team's 2010 craft failure. "We're so excited to not only redeem ourselves but also to bring the win back to the neighborhood."

Despite unforeseen weather conditions that had the crafts leaving manpower behind, all teams were able to proudly display their many weeks of hard work to an audience that couldn't look away. Coming in second was Team Beast of Amis, employees of local Philly restaurant, Amis, who unfortunately had to report to work tonight on the high of winning big . Young, energetic and utilizing their St. Joseph University social circles, Team Hawkward secured the People's Choice award with thousands of text votes. They also managed to mount the award's podium placing third, largely due to their 1963 throwback skit song that didn't let anyone forget that bird-is-the-word.

"We did not expect to win anything," said Mark McShane of Team Hawkward. "We're blown away by the influence of our amazing supporters, including the St. Joe student body. Oh and my parents are happy to have their garage back."

Red Bull Flugtag, which means "flying day" in German, is a competition that dares both the brave and the brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines in hopes of achieving human-powered flight.  While distance was a major factor, the crafts were also judged on two other criteria – creativity and showmanship – by a panel of celebrity judges including DJ Rich Medina, the bubbly Fox 29-TV anchor, Jennaphr Frederick, Preston and Steve from 93.3 WMMR-FM and Red Bull Athlete and Professional Lacrosse Player Paul Rabil, to name a few.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs