Legendary Flying Machine

From: long beach, CA
Competing in: LONG BEACH, CA
  • #Flugtag
    Badge
    Socially Connected!
  • #Flugphoto
    Badge
    Awkward team moment captured!
  • #Flugfilm
    Badge
    team documentary filmed!
  • #Flugceleb
    Badge
    celebrity status achieved!
  • 2nd Place
    Winner
    Second place at event
  • GEORGE SHANO
    Pilot
  • DAVID COPLEY
    Crew
  • ERIK BAKKER
    Crew
  • ERIC JOHNSON
    Crew
  • STEVE GUGERTY
    Crew

Our flight

Why us

We are submitting an entry under Legends Sports Bar. In keeping with legendary icons of flight we are submitting a scale version of Howard Hughes' famous "Spruce Goose"; which both flew in Long Beach harbor and which was housed in the "dome" at Long Beach for years. The Dome is still visible from our Flugtag launch pad.
The team will be dressed as 3 geese, one spruce tree and of course the pilot as Howard Hughes. Geese climbing trees and pushing Howard. Attempting to land the "Goose" back in it's dome!

Fun facts

1. Long Beach was the site of the one and only successful flight of Howard Hughes' Spuce Goose and the longtime home of the the largest plane ever built until being sold and moved to a location in Oregon
.......and we miss it! As we know you do!
2. Howard Hughes may have had his problems but was one of the foremost innovators of flight in the 20th century.
.......and we miss him! As we know you do!
3. Legends Sports Bar and Restaurant in conjunction with The Auld Dubliner have become known for promoting great events with the intent of promoting our fair City, even if sometimes we may do things that appear a little wacky......but we like it! As we know you do!