Redbull Flugtag Pilot ’11

About this time last year my teammates pushed me off of a 3-story high flight deck and I flew 22 feet into the Channelside Bay. Why would I do this? Redbull Flugtag!

The team at set-up night.

Redbull Flugtag is an event that host teams attempting to fly a man-made  aircraft. The event took place in Tampa, Fla., and attracted more than 100,000 people! The Brickhouse Tavern and Tap team applies and was chosen to participate! Tiffany, Sarah, Heather, Tara and I created the design of the aircraft and collaborated with a team of engineers who developed the device!

The event was so much fun!

How did Brickhouse get involved: It all began with 6 gals who were convinced that Flugtag could bring a ton of publicity to the restaurant.

Application: Redbull must screen all applicants. This process required a rough draft of flying machine and reasons as to why the team should be selected to particpate. I created the website that was used for our application process. The video on the sit was filmed by a student who worked at the restaurant.  Check out our website.

Building stiletto : A team of engineers put together the major components of the air craft and the team dazzled it up = D

What was learned :

1. To be on point at all times. This was a very high profile event with media outlets all over the place. As a team member and pilot I was representing Brickhouse Tavern and Tap.

2. Be prepared for interviews. Journalist from all over were covering the event and with that being said, I must have done over 100 interviews. One of the interviews took place on the flight deck just before take off. There was no hint that an interview would take place so last minute.

3. Think fast. The winds were the major concern for the event as they were super strong. This altered original flight plan and caused me to move faster than expected during flight.

Over all the event gave me a glimpse into the word of publicity, brand representation, promoting, public speaking and much more!

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