2014 Dates - 12th and 13th July 2014



Welcome to Worthing Birdman

Applications for taking part in Worthing Birdman 2014 are now open.

2014 - Saturday 12th July and Sunday 13th July

Download the application form
Download the application form

The 2014 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 12th July 2014
Sunday 13th July 2014 

Click to download the 2014 flyers application



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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.

2014 date for your diary...

12th and 13th July 2014 - Want to fly..? Register your interest now

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A massive thank you to our 2013 sponsors... interested...?

Worthing Homes
Weird Fish
Brio Restaurant
Spratt & Son
Mahaan Restaurant
Northbrook College
Kingsley Eco

And a big thank you to our supporters...

Heart FM
AMC Leisure
The Photographer David Sawyer
Triple A Security
Viewpress TV
Worthing BSAC
Sussex Quads
Dave Hunt Leisure
Kingsley Roofing
The Lido
The Effective Marketing Company
The Best Of Worthing
The Worthing Page on Facebook
West Sussex Fire & Rescue
Sussex Police
Worthing Car Sales
Worthing Town Centre Initiative
Anne Cranham
Derek Trotman
Jenner Clarke
Jim and the boyz
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