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La Marzocco KB90-inspired plane wins Red Bull Flugtag event

From the August 2019 issue.

La Marzocco has won the Red Bull Flugtag event in Istanbul, Turkey, held on the Caddebostan coast on 4 August.

La Marzocco distributors in Turkey teamed up with Mimar Sinan Fine Arts students to create a KB90 straight-in portafilter plane, painted by student Ergin Sume.

Red Bull Flugtug is an event where participants create handmade “planes” and attempt to drive the planes as “human-powered flying machines”. Teams of four jump into the water from a six-meter ramp using the handmade planes in an attempt to have the record airtime before plummeting.

The Coffee Lovers team included pilot Cetin Gurer, Aysin Aydogdu, Baris Somer, and Umut Ozturk.

La Marzocco says the event was live streamed on local channels with over 200,000 viewers. Since the first Red Bull Flugtags held in 1992 in Vienna, more than 150 Red Bull Flugtag events have taken place around the world.

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