Welcome to Worthing Birdman
It's over for another year - 2015 was awesome.
2016 dates - 20th and 21st August 2016
An amazing day of flights at the 8th Worthing International Birdman. The jackpot has been won but can Tony Hughes keep the £10,000 or will someone snatch it from him again? There were some fantastic costumes today from the kingfisher competitors and thousands on the beach cheered as one by one they attempted to fly. The Leonardo Class saw some great attempts with Sean Frawley leading after day 1 with a flight of nearly 90 metres. The weather is looking good for Day 2 so it's all to play for! Flying starts at 12.45pm Sunday, off Worthing Pier.
Saturday 15th August 2015 - 12.15 til 14.25 (RESULTS SO FAR)
Sunday 16th August - 12.45 til 14.50
Highlights from Day 1 - Saturday 15th August 2015
Highlights from Day 2 - Sunday 15th August 2015
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Accomodation for Birdman Weekend
Worthing has some very nice hotels and B&B's. Here's a two very popular choices.
- The Ardington Hotel, Steyne Gardens, Worthing - 01903 203451 - (preferencial rates for Birdman weekend)
- Chatsworth Hotel, Steyne Gardens, Worthing - 01903 236103
See a full list of Worthing accomodation here
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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