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Welcome to Worthing Birdman

What a year 2014 was. Records broken along with record attendance and some major excitement.

2015 dates revealed

Worthing International Birdman 2015 will take place on the weekend of 15th and 16th August 2015.

2015 - Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2015

Download the competitor pack

The 2015 dates are official. Flyer applications are now open (Register online HERE). Make sure you're not out of town, because its going to go off, on Worthing Pier.

Dates for your diary - Saturday 15th August 2015 and Sunday 16th August 2015 

Click to download the 2015 Competitor Pack



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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. 

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.

Social Media #worthingbirdman

It seems the whole world has gone twitter and facebook mad. Yes they have, and as we're not one to disappoint, we have our very own facebook pages and twitter profiles.

Get up to the minute news about Worthing Birdman

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We'd love you to get involved and participate in our social media - do this by using the hashtag #worthingbirdman - this will ensure we find your post and bring it into our social media mix

A massive thank you to our 2014 sponsors... interested for 2015...?

ScrewFix - Platinum Sponsor of Worthing Birdman 2014
Regatta Clothing
Just Printing
The Pure Group
Kingdom Spas - Hot Tubs and Swim Spas
Mayfair House Development
Robert Luff Estate Agent
Pixel By Pixel

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 Hearsey
Jim and the boyz
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