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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TEAM PGFD FLUGTAG MEDIA DAY

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

TEAM PGFD FLUGTAG MEDIA DAY

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department (PGFD) has it’s very own Flugtag Team.  Team PGFD will compete in the National Flugtag as described below and we are offering our local media an opportunity to interview the team members and see the “craft” for the very first time.

WHAT:           Team PGFD Media Day

WHEN:           Wednesday, September 18, 2013, from 9:00 am until 12 noon

WHERE:         Northview Fire/EMS Station 816
                        Northview Drive & Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD

WHO:             Flugtag Team PGFD crew and craft, Firefighter/Medics

Plenty of interviews and photo ops.  Live news broadcasts will be accommodated.

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THE EVENT


AMATEUR PILOTS TAKE FLIGHT FROM NATIONAL HARBOR

National Red Bull Flugtag Lands at Southpointe Waterfront in Washington D.C.

WHAT:           The world’s wackiest homemade flying competition, Red Bull Flugtag, lands in Washington D.C. for the first time ever as one of five events happening in the U.S. on the same day.

WHO:           Thirty teams from different states across the northeast will pilot their homemade flying machines off a 28-foot high flight deck. From the hilarious to the heartfelt, each crew will represent their region as thousands of onlookers rally around their local teams, including:

Red Schlitz Bull: Wounded Warrior Mike Schlitz flies to raise awareness of military veterans
Prince George’s County Fire Department: Everyone love firefighters!
Charm City Castle Chargers: Maryland National Guard engineers combine service and skill
Temple Aeronautics: Temple University engineering seniors’ grades depend if their final                    project flies or flounders

Red Bull Air Force member Jeff Provenzano, Washington Wizards star John Wall, and Professional Major League Lacrosse Athlete Paul Rabil are just a few of the top-notch judges on the panel.

WHEN:             Thursday, September 19 &              Saturday, September 21
Friday, September 20
All Day - Teams available for interview                   11:00 a.m. – Media Check-In
 - Site location viewings                           12:00 p.m. – Gates open to public
                                     - Flying Craft viewings                2:00 p.m. – First Flight   

WHERE:           National Harbor,  Fort Washington, MD - Southpointe Waterfront  
**Tickets are available on Living Social
• $15 for General Admission
• $50 for a 4-pack

MORE INFO: For more information, visit www.redbullflugtagusa.com
    For b-roll, web clips & photos please visit www.redbullcontentpool.com

CONTACT:      Please contact dc@redbullflugtagusa.com for ticket inquiries.
For media and press inquiries only, please contact Emily Connor at emily.connor@us.redbull.com / 310-293-5779

Through the Red Bull network, hi-res video and still images are captured and made immediately available for editorial use for all media channels including  television, film, print, mobile, and digital. The content is centrally located in the Red Bull Content Pool for media partners at www.redbullcontentpool.com


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