The Yorkshire pudding that just wouldn't rise: Magnificent men fail to fly in their plunging machines
Last updated at 1:17 PM on 18th July 2011
The team dubbed James And The Giant Yorkshire Pudding were taking part in the annual Red Bull Flugtag festival, with the madness descending on the city's Roundhay Park.
And judging by these pictures the crowds were treated to a comical spectacle as a number of other wacky aircrafts took immediate plunges into the water.
Held yearly, the event invites competitors to build and attempt to fly their own homemade flying machines, launching their creations from the six metre high platform.
On the rise! The James And The Giant Yorkshire Pudding team see their contraption soar
Over 15,000 spectators braved the weekend's showers and were rewarded with laughs galore, with very few of the 34 'aircrafts' managing to soar high above the waters for long.
Toy Story heroes To Infinity and the Pond took first place, ahead of Come on Kes with My Whippy and His Team of Toppings - first off the ramp, finishing in a respectable third place.
However, the crowds did see a real aviation display when the Red Bull Matadors performed a series of loop-the-loops to top off the day's showcase.
Pud's up: The Yorkshire pudding proves a pleasant treat for its owners
Leap of faith! Where Weasels Dare takes off, but is soon on the way down
Incoming! The Weasels craft hits the water
Going down! This team plunge almost immediately after launching their craft
Drive safely! Doc Brown's Delorian heads straight for the water
Left behind! Team Super Monkey Flying Banana see their team-mate fly away whilst they're left standing
Top that! Mr Whippy and His Team of Toppings fail to keep their craft in the air for long
Ice-cream float! Unlikely, as Mr Wippy and his Team of Toppings hit the water
I believe I can fly: A team from Trinidad and Tobago get ready to test out their tribal chief-like craft
Wheeling away! This team see the wheels dismantle from their craft after launch
A falling monarch: The Prince of Wales takes an immediate tumble
Falling to pieces: Team Water Drop take the plunge in an instant
Green with envy: The only way is down for team Orville
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