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Flight Time & Big Easy

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Team Profile
Members Herbert "Flight Time" Lang
Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton
Birth Dates August 1, 1976 (Flight Time)
April 15, 1981 (Big Easy)
Age 32, 34, 37 (Flight Time)
28, 30, 33 (Big Easy)
Hometown Brinkley, Arkansas (Flight Time)
New Orleans, Louisiana (Big Easy)
Relation Harlem Globetrotters
Occupation Players of the Harlem Globetrotters

The Amazing Race 15

Legs Competed 11
Legs Won 2
Placement 4th
Average Position 3.10
Roadblock Count Flight Time: 5
Big Easy: 6
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The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 2
Placement 2nd
Average Position 3.75
Roadblock Count Flight Time: 6
Big Easy: 6
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Flag of Austria Flag of Liechtenstein Flag of Switzerland Flag of Brazil

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014)

Legs Competed 8
Legs Won 0
Placement 6th
Average Position 5.88
Roadblock Count Flight Time: 5
Big Easy: 3
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Herbert "Flight Time" Lang and Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton are a team of Harlem Globetrotters on the fifteenth season of The Amazing Race, the Unfinished Business season of The Amazing Race, and the second all-star season of The Amazing Race.

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Retrieved from CBS.com

Season 15

Their athletic talent brought these two friends together five years ago when they met at the Harlem Globetrotters training camp. While getting to know each other, Herbert and Nathaniel discovered that their occupation and need to entertain others were not the only things they had in common. They both live in Louisiana, have two children and shared the same college basketball coach.

Recently, Herb and Nate lost one of their best friends and teammate, Chris Richardson, who passed away in December — and both continue to struggle with that loss. The three were commonly referred to as the "three amigos" throughout their inner circle.

Herbert believes he can get along with anyone on the planet and that he brings joy and laughter to all corners of the globe. Standing at 6'3, Herb is known among his colleagues as "Flight Time." Nathaniel, who goes by the name "The Big Easy," towers over the competition at 6'9, and admits to being worried that seating could present a problem on some of the flights.

Both have traveled extensively with the Globetrotters. Herbert has traveled to over 60 countries, and Nathaniel has traveled to over 30 countries. Despite their love of exploring new places, and their extensive knowledge of other countries, they're eager to see how well they can travel together when it is just the two of them.

Even if their fancy footwork does not translate to winning the $1 million prize, they both are confident that their relationship will remain the same regardless of where they end up in the Race.[1]

Unfinished Business

Flight Time

  • Age: 32 (Season 15); 34 (Unfinished Business)
  • Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
  • Connection to your Teammate: Harlem Globetrotters/Teammate
  • Current Occupation: Professional Basketball player with the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Previous Season/Result: Season 15/4th place
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Trusting that Dan would keep his word.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: When Big Easy found the needle in the haystack for a first place finish on my birthday!
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Sweden and Vietnam because we came in first both times.
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? Redemption—and to win it all!
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I haven't changed. I'm still the same.
  • What are you passionate about? I am passionate about winning—and being with the Globetrotters for over 10 years, I've gotten used to it!
  • People would be surprised to learn: That we didn't take either of the two trips we won on our season.
  • One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Australia—I've been to 80 countries, but I've never been there.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We always felt we are our biggest challenges. We determine how we do, not the other teams.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): We want to accomplish what we did last time. We want to run a good race and be an example to everyone that you don't have to be jerks to be competitive and do well.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He snores like you wouldn't believe!
  • What would you do if you won the million dollars? Invest some and donate some to charity.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: None! Just win!

Big Easy

  • Age: 28 (Season 15); 30 (Unfinished Business)
  • Hometown: New Orleans, La.
  • Connection to your Teammate: Harlem Globetrotters Teammate
  • Current Occupation: Professional Basketball player with the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Previous Season/Result: Season 15/4th place
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Over-thinking the game and not taking my time to concentrate.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: Winning first place for "Flight Time" on his birthday.
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Vietnam was my favorite place to visit because the people were awesome.
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? I want to win!
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I'm way more relaxed now than I was the first time around.
  • What are you passionate about? I'm passionate about my kids and my family.
  • People would be surprised to learn: I am afraid of horror movies.
  • One location that you hope to go on this adventure: I want to go to Australia because every Harlem Globetrotter says it is their favorite country and I want to see what the fuss is about.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Hopefully, we won't face any really big challenges. We ran a good race last time and hopefully will do the same this time around.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): I want everyone to see that athletes can be great role models.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He is too nice sometimes.
  • What would you do if you won the million dollars? I want to open a gym in the neighborhood where I grew up.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I don't think so. I think we ran a great Race.

All-Stars (2014)

Flight Time

  • Age: 32 (Season 15); 34 (Unfinished Business); 37 (All-Stars)
  • Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
  • Previous Seasons: Seasons 15 & 18
  • Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
  • Describe what you do: I tour the world playing basketball.
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Didn't pay attention to detail.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: The slide with Canaan and Mika.
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Dubai
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? I wanted to finally see if we could come in first place.
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I wouldn't say that I have changed at all.
  • What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my kids and seeing people happy.
  • People would be surprised to learn: How down to earth that, at least I think, I am.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Bad luck
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: His snoring, but I can handle it.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I have been to over 90. No more really on my list.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Just hope to do better than before.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: No

Big Easy

  • Age: 28 (Season 15); 30 (Unfinished Business); 33 (All-Stars)
  • Hometown: New Orleans, La.
  • Previous Seasons: Seasons 15 & 18
  • Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
  • Describe what you do: I entertain families around the world.
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Didn't pay attention to detail.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: The water slide in season 15
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Holland
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I haven't changed.
  • What are you passionate about? Family
  • People would be surprised to learn: I'm a quiet person.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: None
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes he's too nice… Lol!
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Dubai - beautiful city.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Just want to enjoy the race.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: No change; respect the Race and have fun.

The Amazing Race 15

Race History

Flight Time & Big Easy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan No Detour Big Easy 5 of 12
2 Japan → Vietnam No Detour Flight Time 3 of 11
2 3 Vietnam Child's Play / Word Play Flight Time 1 of 10
3 4 Vietnam → Cambodia Cover / Wrap Flight Time 2 of 9
4 5 Cambodia → United Arab Emirates Build a Snowman / Find a Snowman Big Easy 3 of 8
5 6 United Arab Emirates Gold / Glass Big Easy 6 of 7
6 7 United Arab Emirates → The Netherlands Farmer's Game / Farmer's Dance Flight Time 3 of 6
7 8 The Netherlands → Sweden Nobel Dynamite / Viking Alphabet Big Easy 1 of 5
8 9 Sweden → Estonia Serve / Sling Flight Time 3 of 5
9 10 Estonia → Czech Republic Fast & Furious / Slow & Steady Big Easy 3 of 4
10 11 Czech Republic Did not perform Big Easy 4 of 4 [1]
Average 3.10
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn





Notes:
1: At the Ekotechnické Museum, where the location of the Roadblock was, Big Easy decided that he could not finish the task and he & Flight Time decided to take the 4-hour penalty. By the time they arrived at the next Route Marker at the Kryocentrum, all the other teams had already checked in at the mat, and the clue instructed them to go directly to the Pit Stop, where they were eliminated.

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business

Race History

Flight Time & Big Easy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Australia No Detour Flight Time 5 of 11
2 2 Australia Sprit World / Natural World No Roadblock 2 of 11
3 3 Australia → Japan Prayer of Purity / Frog of Luck Flight Time 5 of 10
4 4 Japan → China Hammer / Horn Big Easy 6 of 9 [2]
5 5 China Honor the Past / Embrace the Future Big Easy 6 of 9
6 6 China → India Hindu Art / Bengali Literature Flight Time 7 of 8
7 7 India Feed the Fire / Feed the Buffalo Big Easy 1 of 7
8 8 India → Austria Long Hard Walk / Quick and Easy Meal Big Easy 2 of 6
9 9 Austria → Lichtenstein → Switzerland Cheese / Wheeze Flight Time 5 of 6
10 10 Switzerland Search / Rescue Flight Time 1 of 5
11 11 Switzerland → Brazil On the Rocks / On the Beach Big Easy 3 of 4
12 Brazil → United States No Detour Flight Time 2 of 3 [3]
Big Easy
Average 3.75
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
This team was penalized with an automatic "U-Turn"



Notes:
2: Flight Time & Big Easy were initially checked in 3rd; however, they were retroactively issued a 30-minute penalty when Ron & Christina told Phil that the Globetrotters had taken their fanny pack by accident and did not return it to them. Ron & Christina were moved up to 3rd, and Kisha & Jen, who checked in within the half-hour penalty period, were checked in for 4th, ultimately dropping the Globetrotters to 5th.
3: Leg 12 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014)

Race History

Flight Time & Big Easy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour Flight Time 7 of 11
2 2 China Featherball / China Cup Flight Time 5 of 10
3 3 China → Malaysia River Delivery / Run Through the Jungle Flight Time 5 of 9
4 4 Malaysia Mix Master / Master Mix Big Easy 6 of 8
5 5 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Fishing Pole / Spin Control Big Easy 6 of 8
6 6 Sri Lanka Trunk / Sheets Big Easy 6 of 7
7 7 Sri Lanka → Italy Gladiator / Charioteer Flight Time 6 of 7
8 8 Italy Donkey Run / Donkey Build Flight Time 6 of 6
Average 5.88
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist




Post-Race

  • In 2016, Flight Time & Big Easy competed on The Price is Right for a The Amazing Race primetime special.[2] 
    • They helped their respective contestant win a tablet and headphones and made it to the Showcase Showdown, but they and their contestant lost the final bid to Erin & Joslyn.[3]

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Highest finish by an African-American male team, 2nd place.
  • First team to be U-Turned by a team who had also been U-Turned in the same leg.
  • First team to be U-Turned by a team who had been eliminated in the same leg.
  • First U-Turned team to check in ahead of the other team that U-Turned them.
  • First team to run 30 legs.
  • Most leg traveled by a team in a career, 31 legs (tied with Jet & Cord).

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