Its Back... Worthing International Birdman Rally 2013
The 2013 dates are official. Flyer applications are now open. Make sure you're not out of town,
because its going to go off, on Worthing Pier.
Date for your diary
Saturday 10th August 2013
Sunday 11th August 2013
Click to download the 2013 flyers application
(dates for 2014... 26th / 27th July 2014)
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Here's some action from last year
Worthing International Birdman 2012 - Sunday
Worthing International Birdman 2012 - Saturday
What is the Birdman Competition?
The Birdman is a flight competition for human powered flying machines held each summer in the picturesque seaside town of Worthing on England\'s South Coast.
Many flyers take part to raise money for charities, other design complex machines to aim for the distance prizes. A substantial prize of £10,000 is offered for the furthest flight should a birdman achieve over a 100 metre distance.
There are three Classes that can enter the competiton:
Leonardo Da Vinci Class is for self/team-designed built and innovative craft. This class allows one flight each day; however on the Saturday competitors can choose not to fly if conditions are unfavourable.
Condor Class is for modified hang-gliders and similar craft. This class will fly on both days and the current birdman champion is a Condor competitor.
Kingfisher class is open for fun flyers and is a great way to earn more money for charity. Individuals and teams of two can enter this category; the prizes are not awarded for distance but for the entertainment value of the flight. The public can also vote on this category to crown a people's choice winner.
What's it all about
The Worthing International Birdman event is a competition for human powered flying machines that take off from a special ramp constructed on Worthing Pier. There are 3 flying classes so prospective entrants can decide if they wish to be a serious aviator or want to take part for fun and raise money for charity.
This event brings thousands of visitors to Worthing over the weekend, gaining both national and international publicity.
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