With a baseball bat attached to home plate, Team "Harry Caray Express" of Batavia is looking forward to Saturday's Flugtag.
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More than 75,000 people came to North Avenue Beach in 2008 to see the spectacle.
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Jimmy O'Brien of Palatine and Jessica Robinson of Schaumburg put on their Red Bull game faces.
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Naresh Nair, of Winfield, as Miss Piggy.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Jim Gollwitzer, left, from Roselle, and Fleet Neighbors, right, from Elmhurst, lift a stuffed monkey into the pilot's seat of the Zoo Keepers plane.
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They call themselves "Chicago Muppets" or "Shuffling Staches" and are currently busy building planes - but the people who are getting ready for the "Redbull Flugtag" in Chicago on Sept. 8 are no ordinary pilots.