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Failure to launch Red Bull

DALLAS – They gave it the old college try but it was a major fail for the Perry “RedNeck Rocketeers” at the Texas Flugtag event last week.

You could call it a failure to launch for Oklahoma’s only entry in the National Red Bull Flugtag DFW Flight.

A big headwind caught the craft and pulled the nose straight up.

Galen Culver featured the pilot, Garrett Ebbersole, and his teammates earlier this month on one of his Great State stories.

Their goal: to soar across Lake Carolyn in their homemade glider.

Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be but fortunately, no one was injured.

More than 30 teams from across the country competed.

A group called the “Texas Tomcats” took first place with a 72-foot flight.