Mon, Sep 23 2013
A team of LeTourneau University aviation students calling themselves the “Texas Tomcats” won first place in the Red Bull Flugtag competition in Dallas Sept. 21 at Lake Carolyn with a distance of 72 feet. You can see video of their flight on the RedBull Flugtag website. “Flugtag” is German for “flying day.”
The competition made national news and was featured on Good Morning America. The story was also featured in the Dallas Morning News.
Team members included team captain Nathan O’Quinn, pilot Rachael Moffatt, Sheldon Bacher, Tim Powell, Gregg Williams and Quintin Socha. All are either aeronautical science or flight science majors.
The team was featured in the Longview News Journal before the event.