The Henthorn family from Victoria will push mum Kay off a six-metre high Sydney platform in a homemade "flying" machine in the Flugtag competition.© AAP Photographs
The Henthorn household from Victoria will push mum Kay off a six-metre excessive Sydney platform in a do-it-yourself “flying” machine within the Flugtag competitors.

Many individuals might need had tongue-in-cheek ideas about pushing their mom off a six-metre platform into water however that is precisely what one household plans to do.

Kay Henthorn will probably be on board a do-it-yourself avocado-inspired flying machine this Saturday, all within the title of enjoyable.

Son Josh, 22, is the brains behind the design and 49-year-old Kay made an off-hand dedication to fly the creation within the Crimson Bull Flugtag competitors, if the design was profitable.

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The household workforce Splashed Avo, which incorporates daughter Gabby and husband Russel, was a kind of chosen from a whole bunch of entries and Kay started gearing herself up for what could possibly be a bumpy trip.

For the health-conscious Victorian household, an avocado was an apparent selection for a flying machine.

“I used to be sitting across the desk simply bored and I noticed the occasion on Fb and determined to attract one thing up,” Josh stated.

“We’re actually into health and wholesome consuming and it simply got here into my head first.”

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Information that the entry was one in every of about 35 chosen and that they’d be the one workforce representing Victoria got here as fairly a shock.

“I didn’t count on to be pushing my mum off a pier,” Josh stated, denying that he can be utilizing the chance to take revenge for any unpopular parenting selections.

Kay, described as “up for something”, will probably be pushed 30 metres by her household to the platform edge earlier than trusting that the machine will soar via the air.

“That is most likely probably the most excessive factor that I’ve ever finished,” she stated.

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“I am nervous however I am fairly enthusiastic about the entire thing as effectively. I simply wish to get in there and provides it a go and see if it is going to fly.”

The machine took 200 man hours over two months to construct and weighs 110kg.

The groups will probably be judged on flight distance, creativity of the craft and showmanship once they make the leap on Saturday at Mrs Macquaries Level.

The primary Crimson Bull Flugtag befell in Vienna, Austria, in 1992 and has since been held at places throughout the globe.


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