2-time AMA Supercross Champion James Stewart will ‘compete’ aboard the most bizarre YZ450F you’ve ever seen! 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.
James Stewart’s Flugtag Machine
“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 Yamaha, and the human rocket power of good friends Anthony Paggio and Eric Sorby to help get him off the ground … and into the water.