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Mississippi company invited to Red Bull Flugtag

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Updated: 6/21/2013 5:13 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Blue Delta Jean Company is the first Mississippi sponsored team to compete in the Red Bull Flugtag.

The company was notified by competition committee Thursday.

Company officials say they plan to get help from engineering students at Ole Miss to design an aircraft to fly without the benefit of an artificial power source.

The aircraft will be built in Tupelo and will incorporate denim somewhere in the design.

The plane will have a short life once its completed.

Company officials say they will take it to competition on September 21, run down a 30 foot ramp, and jump with a lake as the landing strip.

They full well expect the plane to end up at the bottom of the lake.

The competition started in 1992.

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