Worthing International Birdman 2011
The 13th and 14th August 2011 sees the return of the Worthing International Birdman competition. Unfortunately entries for 2011 are now closed, so you will not be able to jump yourself...but still, it’s definitely worth a watch! It’s free and to get the best view in the house make sure you take a seat down by the west of the pier where there will be large screens placed to televise the event.
This year as well as support from Worthing Town Centre Initiative, Worthing Borough Council and other sponsors, our very own facemediagroup will be sponsoring!
If you have never been down to watch this fantastic event, you are certainly missing out! If you are unsure of what the Worthing International Birdman is about it is a great event for all the family to enjoy. The weekend is a competition for human powered flying machines in three different classes.
People take part as a bit of fun to raise money for charity, or for those serious flyers they can design complex machines which helps them to win the big prize of £10,000 for whoever can get the furthest flight over 100 metre distance.
Other activities will be available across the weekend for you to enjoy but for the main event watch the three competition classes:
Leonardo Da Vinci Class: for self or team-designed built and innovative craft.
Condor Class: For modified hang-gliders and similar craft.
Kingfisher class: 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.
For more information on Worthing International Birdman click here.