Flying banjo sinks, sets record at Nashville Flugtag

Rocky Top Rocket, winner of Flugtag NashvilleBanjos falling from the sky!

No, it’s not this summer’s new blockbuster horror film, it’s the winner of the human-powered flying competition, Red Bull Flugtag Nashville last weekend. The Rocky Top Rocket, built and manned by The Greasy Brothers (Brandy, Brody, Blake and Ben Vincent and Brad Moore) not only took first place in the event, but also set the North American record at 155 feet over the Cumberland River on June 23, 2007.

You can see video of their winning entry on the official Red Bull Flugtag site.

The Brothers even have posted a video which details their intensive training in preparation for the grueling Flugtag clash. Silly stuff, but great fun.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.