Victor Oquendo prepares for Red Bull Flugtag

Local 10 sports reporter to fly giant Larry O'Brien Trophy


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.On September 21st, Red Bull Flugtag will take over Miami once again. This year, Local 10's Victor Oquendo will be piloting one of the crafts and taking the plunge into Biscayne Bay.

He met with a team of designers from Bombshell Productions in Fort Lauderdale and they decided on a design Wednesday.

PHOTO: Victor's design concept

Victor will be flying a giant version of the Larry O'Brien Trophy. It will be about 20 feet long, 28 feet wide and weighing nearly 300 pounds. Construction is going to start in about a week and we'll keep you posted on the progress.

Last year, Local 10's Ben Kennedy participated in Flugtag and his experience left him with two chipped teeth.

Victor has taken notes and will be wearing a mouth guard. He'll be flying the craft on media day, which is on September 20.