There’s a rule somewhere…

Good to go. Built by the cheapest builder with the cheapest materials.

Good to go. Built by the cheapest builder with the cheapest materials.

…which says that the construction must be safe. You can make it out of cardboard. Who cares? It’s one use only. You do need a crew to shove you over the cliff. See the safety nets to the side. But is it necessary to keep the cart attached? I keep thinking that this landing’s gotta hurt.

Failure to separate

Failure to separate

There's no crying allowed

There’s no crying allowed

First up – down

Tipping before it flies. We bet it would fall over.

Tipping before it flies. We bet it would fall over.

This was the first to try… and fail. They couldn’t even keep it straight before it flew/fell.

Getting in was a chore

Getting in was a chore

There were sandbags to steady the ship

There were sandbags to steady the ship

Actually the contraption made a straight flight. But there was a lot of fill time for the DJ before the thing was pushed over the edge.

Real hair?

Real hair?

It took a while to steady this. I guess the pilot had insurance.

It took a while to steady this. I guess the pilot had insurance.

The audience was kept well back

The audience was kept well back

It was anti-climatic when they pushed off

It was anti-climatic when they pushed off

We were surprised it flew straight. Pilot lived

We were surprised it flew straight. Pilot lived