Sunday, 23 August 2009

International Birdman competition

Just spent a glorious afternoon sitting on Worthing beach with 000s of others watching the International Birdman Competition! What fun! As you can see they had to jump off the end of the pier (off a big gantry specially built for the occasion) and 'fly' through the air. There is a prize for flying 100m, which apparently someone nearly did yesterday! I am fraid my photos are not very good as they are cropped quite considerably and the birdman here is a bit blurry!!! As the Shoreham airshow is also happening this weekend, quite a few special planes flew over Worthing, including these 2! I think the little one is a spitfire - forgotten what the big one is, anyone know?









6 comments:

jo said...

Looks like fun. We had The Big Splash in Aviemore this weekend - similar sort of thing - people lauch themselves down a sort of dry ski slope by whatever means - into the River Spey.

valerie said...

looks like a lot of fun thansk for the lovley comment on my blog hope you are ok

Carol said...

Great photos and wow was the weather good for you

Glad you're no longer home alone :)

Coffeedoff said...

Wow! I bet that was fun, I'd like to see that.

Karen said...

I was just reading about the birdman comp in the paper. I think ti said the chap you mentioned would have won £30,000 if he'd managed 100m.

deb said...

I have seen this on the TV - I bet it was funny to actually see them in real life! is the other plane a Lancaster?? Its only a guess I am not a plane anorak!