Valley Pyrotechnician Worked on NYE Fireworks Show in Dubai
New Year's Eve fireworks show at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Photograph of Mike Flook
All eyes were on Dubai during the New Year's Eve fireworks show that shattered the world record and made it the biggest one yet. The spectacular sights were partly thanks to a pyrotechnician in the valley.
Mike Flook of Stuarts Draft worked with a team of hundreds to put the big show together. NBC29 caught up with him on FaceTime to hear about the efforts.
Five-hundred-thousand fireworks launched during the six-minute show, which covered more than 60 miles of oceanfront. Flook says he's been there for a couple of months and crews worked night and day to plan and plant the fireworks atop the world's largest building, the Burj Khalifa.
"It was easy to get tunnel vision until the last second,” Flook said. “And then realize what was going on and then passing the tasks. There was so much to do, it was kind of hard to think about the overall end game, but absolutely amazing."
Flook has worked on projects at concerts and all kinds of events in the valley but he said this show really stood out from the rest and was a blast, no pun intended. He hopes to be part of next year’s show.
He'll fly back to the states next week after assisting in the massive cleanup efforts.
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