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National Red Bull Flugtag Homemade Flying Competition Makes Countrywide Splash With Five Events In One Day

CHICAGO 1 st Place - Chicago Duck Hunt ( Chicago) 39 feet 2 nd Place - The Bamzoniacs ( Rochelle, Ill.) 57 feet 3 rd Place - My Favorite Team ( Highland Park, Ill.) 48 feet People's Choice - Hell on Heels ( Chicago) 42 feet

Winner's Quote:"We're so ecstatic and pumped about today, this trophy is going on our table tonight!" said Manuel Alfaro, whose five-person crew came together for a second chance at flight in the Windy City. "This is a life changing event, and we're so glad we go the opportunity to fly this year." 

Burnham Park played host to Red Bull Flugtag Chicago for the first time. Despite a weather delay, more than 60,000 spectators gathered for the best in Midwest aviation action.

LONG BEACH 1 st Place - The Chicken Whisperers ( Palo Alto, Calif.) 258 feet *new world record!2 nd Place - Legendary Flying Machine ( Long Beach, Calif.) 108 feet 3 rd Place - Oakley Factory Pilots ( Foothill Ranch, Calif.) 60 feet People's Choice - Red, White and Brew ( Reedley, Calif.) 48 feet

More than 110,000 spectators enjoyed a warm, sunny day at Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor, also host to a Red Bull Flugtag event in 2010, to watch aviation history.

For more information, including photos and video footage from this event and past Red Bull Flugtag events, visit


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