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…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet. St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend.

The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido.

Scan the code to take you to the Worthing Birdman facebook page

Get involved - upload your photos! entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc pm 1.40 at ing Shark Tale on the Beach start

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area.

Hints

& Tips

Worthing International Birdman 2011

And not forgetting this year’s intrepid Avia

tors!

South East Coast Ambulance Service

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team Derek Trotman & his platform management team

The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event.

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

Simon Osborne & Dave Hunt

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The Lido Worthing Homes 8,500 residents in the Sussex Worthing Homes provides homes for services to another 1,500 are telec de provi also coastal area. We customers reassurance give we e homes through RedAssure wher believe in promoting initiatives and support in their own homes. We bourhoods and strengthen neigh re inspi ther, that bring people toge sponsored the Worthing have communities, and that is why we Birdman 2011. Worthing Borough Council Worthing Borough Council for We would like to recognise and thank the financial support is While an. their continued support for Birdm is the time and expertise from much appreciated, and needed, it helps the Birdman fly. The really that , bers Council staff, and mem , Technical Services, nsing Clea Beach Office, Health and Safety, ssly to ensure the tirele work all s team ns catio muni Design and Com Birdman soars. ss efforts of the people is a team effort and without the tirele The Worthing International Birdman not be possible for the d woul it sors spon our support from working on the event and the financial er this fabulous event. Worthing Town Centre Initiative to deliv

supporters & suppliers

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About

Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers

Welcome

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe. Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event” Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only Time

Flight order

11:35am

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11.42am

2

11:49am

3

11:56am

4

12.02pm

5

12:08pm

12:30pm

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

12:24pm

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

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12:12pm

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12:18pm

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12:36pm

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Name

Class

Vulcan

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Ron Freeman

Benchmark

Beach Office

Leonardo

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

Dusan Vuletic

Condor

Ron Freeman

Condor

Tony Hughes

Condor

Roger Warren

Leonardo

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Toby Quantrill

Bill Brooks

Leonardo

Craft Comments One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

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12:21pm

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12:18pm

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12:15pm

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12:12pm

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12:09pm

3

12:06pm

2

12:03pm

1

12:00pm

Flight order

Time

12:24pm

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Name Beach Office

Class Benchmark

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

Kingfisher Kingfisher

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

John Ewing

Kingfisher

Display Craft Entry Display Craft Entry (TBC) Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

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12:36pm

12

12:33pm

11

12:30pm

10

12:27pm

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

will be

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Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay.

& Transportation

12:42pm

Jackpot the actual distance flown For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie metres from the end of the launch 100 set buoy flown; and must also cross a marker ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move st the competitor but the Aviator will again the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program distance and the one used to determine ge avera the is in the centre of the triangle; this the prizes. est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. which at platform and passes through the point flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest at which the Aviator ceases to fly. down h splas of edge of the platform, to the point are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured rm and on shore. A line judge with platfo h devices that are set up level with the launc metre line. Triangulation is used 100 the on ned statio be will video recording equipment ion. All competitors will be posit ng landi to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ calculated and input into are that ants const ent urem measured using the same meas hdown the angles are splas On . etition the computer before the start of the comp are entered into the and ns statio uring meas recorded electronically by the three in any direction using flown ce ntal distan Birdman computer which calculates the horizo can occur through which error of in marg small trigonometry; it also calculates any fluctuating tide swell. only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize continues to measure competitors in the an Birdm l accurately. The Worthing Internationa advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK.

Measured

Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

How is the Event

The Worthing Birdman

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume.

The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

Kingfishers Vulcan

A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing 1/2

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12:48pm

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12:45pm

15

12:42pm

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12:39pm

19

12.54pm

18

12.51pm

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner.

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear. The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.


…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves •

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

Hints

& Tips

The Lido

Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay. Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

& Transportation

Worthing Homes 8,500 residents in the Sussex Worthing Homes provides homes for are services to another 1,500 coastal area. We also provide telec give customers reassurance homes through RedAssure where we believe in promoting initiatives and support in their own homes. We neighbourhoods and strengthen that bring people together, inspire have sponsored the Worthing communities, and that is why we Birdman 2011. ss efforts of the people is a team effort and without the tirele The Worthing International Birdman be possible for the support from our sponsors it would not working on the event and the financial er this fabulous event. Worthing Town Centre Initiative to deliv Worthing Borough Council Worthing Borough Council for We would like to recognise and thank While the financial support is their continued support for Birdman. is the time and expertise from much appreciated, and needed, it helps the Birdman fly. The Council staff, and members, that really Cleansing, Technical Services, Beach Office, Health and Safety, all work tirelessly to ensure the Design and Communications teams Birdman soars.

supporters & suppliers

rs, A huge thank you to our sponso Ron Freeman

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry

11:49am

3

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry (TBC)

11:56am

4

Dusan Vuletic

Leonardo

12.02pm

5

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

12:08pm

6

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

12:12pm

7

Toby Quantrill

12:18pm

8

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Leonardo

12:24pm

9

Roger Warren

Condor

12:30pm

10

Tony Hughes

Condor

12:36pm

12:42pm

11

12

Ron Freeman

Bill Brooks

Condor

Leonardo

Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

2

Benchmark

12:03pm

2

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

12:06pm

3

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Kingfisher

12:09pm

4

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall

Kingfisher

12:12pm

5

Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

12:15pm

6

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

12:18pm

7

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

Kingfisher

12:21pm

8

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

12:24pm

9

John Ewing

Kingfisher

12:27pm

10

12:30pm 12:33pm

Name

Class

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

11

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

12

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

Kingfisher

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume. A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing

How is the Event

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

facemediagroup.co.uk 11.42am

One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

Beach Office

Measured

Simon Osborne & Dave Hunt Benchmark

Derek Trotman & his platform management team Beach Office

Craft Comments

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team 1

Class

tors!

South East Coast Ambulance Service

11:35am

Name

And not forgetting this year’s intrepid Avia

Flight order

1

only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize an continues to measure competitors in the accurately. The Worthing International Birdm advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK. are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured h platform and on shore. A line judge with devices that are set up level with the launc on the 100 metre line. Triangulation is used video recording equipment will be stationed landing position. All competitors will be to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ ants that are calculated and input into measured using the same measurement const etition. On splashdown the angles are the computer before the start of the comp uring stations and are entered into the recorded electronically by the three meas ntal distance flown in any direction using Birdman computer which calculates the horizo margin of error which can occur through trigonometry; it also calculates any small fluctuating tide swell. flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest down at which the Aviator ceases to fly. edge of the platform, to the point of splash

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area. The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend. The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido. Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet.

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

Time

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only

entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc Shark Tale on the Beach starting at 1.40pm

Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times

St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event”

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe.

Jackp For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

Worthing International Birdman 2011

Welcome

Time 12:00pm

est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. platform and passes through the point at which lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program ge distance and the one used to determine in the centre of the triangle; this is the avera the prizes. ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie set 100 metres from the end of the launch flown; and must also cross a marker buoy ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move against the competitor but the Aviator will the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force ot the actual distance flown will be

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Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers Flight order

About

The Worthing Birdman The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Kingfishers Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Vulcan Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

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Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

12:36pm

13

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

12:39pm

14

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

12:42pm

15

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Kingfisher

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear.

12:45pm

16

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice

12:48pm

17

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Kingfisher

Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

12.51pm

18

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald

12.54pm

19

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner. At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.


…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves •

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

Hints

& Tips

The Lido

Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay. Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

& Transportation

Worthing Homes 8,500 residents in the Sussex Worthing Homes provides homes for are services to another 1,500 coastal area. We also provide telec give customers reassurance homes through RedAssure where we believe in promoting initiatives and support in their own homes. We neighbourhoods and strengthen that bring people together, inspire have sponsored the Worthing communities, and that is why we Birdman 2011. ss efforts of the people is a team effort and without the tirele The Worthing International Birdman be possible for the support from our sponsors it would not working on the event and the financial er this fabulous event. Worthing Town Centre Initiative to deliv Worthing Borough Council Worthing Borough Council for We would like to recognise and thank While the financial support is their continued support for Birdman. is the time and expertise from much appreciated, and needed, it helps the Birdman fly. The Council staff, and members, that really Cleansing, Technical Services, Beach Office, Health and Safety, all work tirelessly to ensure the Design and Communications teams Birdman soars.

supporters & suppliers

rs, A huge thank you to our sponso Ron Freeman

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry

11:49am

3

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry (TBC)

11:56am

4

Dusan Vuletic

Leonardo

12.02pm

5

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

12:08pm

6

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

12:12pm

7

Toby Quantrill

12:18pm

8

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Leonardo

12:24pm

9

Roger Warren

Condor

12:30pm

10

Tony Hughes

Condor

12:36pm

12:42pm

11

12

Ron Freeman

Bill Brooks

Condor

Leonardo

Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

2

Benchmark

12:03pm

2

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

12:06pm

3

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Kingfisher

12:09pm

4

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall

Kingfisher

12:12pm

5

Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

12:15pm

6

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

12:18pm

7

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

Kingfisher

12:21pm

8

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

12:24pm

9

John Ewing

Kingfisher

12:27pm

10

12:30pm 12:33pm

Name

Class

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

11

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

12

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

Kingfisher

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume. A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing

How is the Event

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

facemediagroup.co.uk 11.42am

One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

Beach Office

Measured

Simon Osborne & Dave Hunt Benchmark

Derek Trotman & his platform management team Beach Office

Craft Comments

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team 1

Class

tors!

South East Coast Ambulance Service

11:35am

Name

And not forgetting this year’s intrepid Avia

Flight order

1

only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize an continues to measure competitors in the accurately. The Worthing International Birdm advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK. are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured h platform and on shore. A line judge with devices that are set up level with the launc on the 100 metre line. Triangulation is used video recording equipment will be stationed landing position. All competitors will be to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ ants that are calculated and input into measured using the same measurement const etition. On splashdown the angles are the computer before the start of the comp uring stations and are entered into the recorded electronically by the three meas ntal distance flown in any direction using Birdman computer which calculates the horizo margin of error which can occur through trigonometry; it also calculates any small fluctuating tide swell. flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest down at which the Aviator ceases to fly. edge of the platform, to the point of splash

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area. The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend. The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido. Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet.

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

Time

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only

entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc Shark Tale on the Beach starting at 1.40pm

Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times

St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event”

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe.

Jackp For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

Worthing International Birdman 2011

Welcome

Time 12:00pm

est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. platform and passes through the point at which lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program ge distance and the one used to determine in the centre of the triangle; this is the avera the prizes. ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie set 100 metres from the end of the launch flown; and must also cross a marker buoy ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move against the competitor but the Aviator will the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force ot the actual distance flown will be

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Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers Flight order

About

The Worthing Birdman The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Kingfishers Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Vulcan Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

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Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

12:36pm

13

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

12:39pm

14

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

12:42pm

15

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Kingfisher

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear.

12:45pm

16

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice

12:48pm

17

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Kingfisher

Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

12.51pm

18

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald

12.54pm

19

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner. At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.


…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves •

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

Hints

& Tips

The Lido

Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay. Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

& Transportation

Worthing Homes 8,500 residents in the Sussex Worthing Homes provides homes for are services to another 1,500 coastal area. We also provide telec give customers reassurance homes through RedAssure where we believe in promoting initiatives and support in their own homes. We neighbourhoods and strengthen that bring people together, inspire have sponsored the Worthing communities, and that is why we Birdman 2011. ss efforts of the people is a team effort and without the tirele The Worthing International Birdman be possible for the support from our sponsors it would not working on the event and the financial er this fabulous event. Worthing Town Centre Initiative to deliv Worthing Borough Council Worthing Borough Council for We would like to recognise and thank While the financial support is their continued support for Birdman. is the time and expertise from much appreciated, and needed, it helps the Birdman fly. The Council staff, and members, that really Cleansing, Technical Services, Beach Office, Health and Safety, all work tirelessly to ensure the Design and Communications teams Birdman soars.

supporters & suppliers

rs, A huge thank you to our sponso Ron Freeman

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry

11:49am

3

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry (TBC)

11:56am

4

Dusan Vuletic

Leonardo

12.02pm

5

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

12:08pm

6

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

12:12pm

7

Toby Quantrill

12:18pm

8

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Leonardo

12:24pm

9

Roger Warren

Condor

12:30pm

10

Tony Hughes

Condor

12:36pm

12:42pm

11

12

Ron Freeman

Bill Brooks

Condor

Leonardo

Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

2

Benchmark

12:03pm

2

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

12:06pm

3

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Kingfisher

12:09pm

4

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall

Kingfisher

12:12pm

5

Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

12:15pm

6

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

12:18pm

7

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

Kingfisher

12:21pm

8

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

12:24pm

9

John Ewing

Kingfisher

12:27pm

10

12:30pm 12:33pm

Name

Class

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

11

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

12

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

Kingfisher

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume. A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing

How is the Event

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

facemediagroup.co.uk 11.42am

One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

Beach Office

Measured

Simon Osborne & Dave Hunt Benchmark

Derek Trotman & his platform management team Beach Office

Craft Comments

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team 1

Class

tors!

South East Coast Ambulance Service

11:35am

Name

And not forgetting this year’s intrepid Avia

Flight order

1

only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize an continues to measure competitors in the accurately. The Worthing International Birdm advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK. are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured h platform and on shore. A line judge with devices that are set up level with the launc on the 100 metre line. Triangulation is used video recording equipment will be stationed landing position. All competitors will be to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ ants that are calculated and input into measured using the same measurement const etition. On splashdown the angles are the computer before the start of the comp uring stations and are entered into the recorded electronically by the three meas ntal distance flown in any direction using Birdman computer which calculates the horizo margin of error which can occur through trigonometry; it also calculates any small fluctuating tide swell. flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest down at which the Aviator ceases to fly. edge of the platform, to the point of splash

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area. The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend. The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido. Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet.

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

Time

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only

entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc Shark Tale on the Beach starting at 1.40pm

Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times

St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event”

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe.

Jackp For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

Worthing International Birdman 2011

Welcome

Time 12:00pm

est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. platform and passes through the point at which lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program ge distance and the one used to determine in the centre of the triangle; this is the avera the prizes. ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie set 100 metres from the end of the launch flown; and must also cross a marker buoy ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move against the competitor but the Aviator will the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force ot the actual distance flown will be

Scan the code to take you to the Worthing Birdman facebook page

Get involved - upload your photos!

Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers Flight order

About

The Worthing Birdman The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Kingfishers Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Vulcan Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

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Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

12:36pm

13

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

12:39pm

14

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

12:42pm

15

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Kingfisher

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear.

12:45pm

16

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice

12:48pm

17

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Kingfisher

Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

12.51pm

18

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald

12.54pm

19

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner. At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.


…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves •

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

Hints

& Tips

The Lido

Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay. Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

& Transportation

Worthing Homes 8,500 residents in the Sussex Worthing Homes provides homes for are services to another 1,500 coastal area. We also provide telec give customers reassurance homes through RedAssure where we believe in promoting initiatives and support in their own homes. We neighbourhoods and strengthen that bring people together, inspire have sponsored the Worthing communities, and that is why we Birdman 2011. ss efforts of the people is a team effort and without the tirele The Worthing International Birdman be possible for the support from our sponsors it would not working on the event and the financial er this fabulous event. Worthing Town Centre Initiative to deliv Worthing Borough Council Worthing Borough Council for We would like to recognise and thank While the financial support is their continued support for Birdman. is the time and expertise from much appreciated, and needed, it helps the Birdman fly. The Council staff, and members, that really Cleansing, Technical Services, Beach Office, Health and Safety, all work tirelessly to ensure the Design and Communications teams Birdman soars.

supporters & suppliers

rs, A huge thank you to our sponso Ron Freeman

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry

11:49am

3

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Display Craft Entry (TBC)

11:56am

4

Dusan Vuletic

Leonardo

12.02pm

5

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

12:08pm

6

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

12:12pm

7

Toby Quantrill

12:18pm

8

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Leonardo

12:24pm

9

Roger Warren

Condor

12:30pm

10

Tony Hughes

Condor

12:36pm

12:42pm

11

12

Ron Freeman

Bill Brooks

Condor

Leonardo

Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

2

Benchmark

12:03pm

2

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

12:06pm

3

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Kingfisher

12:09pm

4

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall

Kingfisher

12:12pm

5

Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

12:15pm

6

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

12:18pm

7

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

Kingfisher

12:21pm

8

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

12:24pm

9

John Ewing

Kingfisher

12:27pm

10

12:30pm 12:33pm

Name

Class

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

11

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

12

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

Kingfisher

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume. A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing

How is the Event

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

facemediagroup.co.uk 11.42am

One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

Beach Office

Measured

Simon Osborne & Dave Hunt Benchmark

Derek Trotman & his platform management team Beach Office

Craft Comments

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team 1

Class

tors!

South East Coast Ambulance Service

11:35am

Name

And not forgetting this year’s intrepid Avia

Flight order

1

only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize an continues to measure competitors in the accurately. The Worthing International Birdm advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK. are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured h platform and on shore. A line judge with devices that are set up level with the launc on the 100 metre line. Triangulation is used video recording equipment will be stationed landing position. All competitors will be to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ ants that are calculated and input into measured using the same measurement const etition. On splashdown the angles are the computer before the start of the comp uring stations and are entered into the recorded electronically by the three meas ntal distance flown in any direction using Birdman computer which calculates the horizo margin of error which can occur through trigonometry; it also calculates any small fluctuating tide swell. flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest down at which the Aviator ceases to fly. edge of the platform, to the point of splash

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area. The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend. The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido. Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet.

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

Time

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only

entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc Shark Tale on the Beach starting at 1.40pm

Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times

St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event”

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe.

Jackp For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

Worthing International Birdman 2011

Welcome

Time 12:00pm

est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. platform and passes through the point at which lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program ge distance and the one used to determine in the centre of the triangle; this is the avera the prizes. ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie set 100 metres from the end of the launch flown; and must also cross a marker buoy ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move against the competitor but the Aviator will the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force ot the actual distance flown will be

Scan the code to take you to the Worthing Birdman facebook page

Get involved - upload your photos!

Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers Flight order

About

The Worthing Birdman The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Kingfishers Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Vulcan Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

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Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

12:36pm

13

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

12:39pm

14

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

12:42pm

15

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Kingfisher

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear.

12:45pm

16

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice

12:48pm

17

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Kingfisher

Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

12.51pm

18

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald

12.54pm

19

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner. At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.


…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet. St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend.

The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido.

Scan the code to take you to the Worthing Birdman facebook page

Get involved - upload your photos! entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc pm 1.40 at ing Shark Tale on the Beach start

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area.

Hints

& Tips

Worthing International Birdman 2011

And not forgetting this year’s intrepid Avia

tors!

South East Coast Ambulance Service

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team Derek Trotman & his platform management team

The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event.

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

Simon Osborne & Dave Hunt

facemediagroup.co.uk

The Lido Worthing Homes 8,500 residents in the Sussex Worthing Homes provides homes for services to another 1,500 are telec de provi also coastal area. We customers reassurance give we e homes through RedAssure wher believe in promoting initiatives and support in their own homes. We bourhoods and strengthen neigh re inspi ther, that bring people toge sponsored the Worthing have communities, and that is why we Birdman 2011. Worthing Borough Council Worthing Borough Council for We would like to recognise and thank the financial support is While an. their continued support for Birdm is the time and expertise from much appreciated, and needed, it helps the Birdman fly. The really that , bers Council staff, and mem , Technical Services, nsing Clea Beach Office, Health and Safety, ssly to ensure the tirele work all s team ns catio muni Design and Com Birdman soars. ss efforts of the people is a team effort and without the tirele The Worthing International Birdman not be possible for the d woul it sors spon our support from working on the event and the financial er this fabulous event. Worthing Town Centre Initiative to deliv

supporters & suppliers

rs, A huge thank you to our sponso

About

Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers

Welcome

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe. Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event” Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only Time

Flight order

11:35am

1

11.42am

2

11:49am

3

11:56am

4

12.02pm

5

12:08pm

12:30pm

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

12:24pm

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

6

12:12pm

7

12:18pm

8

9

10

12:36pm

11

12

Name

Class

Vulcan

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Ron Freeman

Benchmark

Beach Office

Leonardo

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

Dusan Vuletic

Condor

Ron Freeman

Condor

Tony Hughes

Condor

Roger Warren

Leonardo

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Toby Quantrill

Bill Brooks

Leonardo

Craft Comments One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

8

12:21pm

7

12:18pm

6

12:15pm

5

12:12pm

4

12:09pm

3

12:06pm

2

12:03pm

1

12:00pm

Flight order

Time

12:24pm

9

Name Beach Office

Class Benchmark

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

Kingfisher Kingfisher

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

John Ewing

Kingfisher

Display Craft Entry Display Craft Entry (TBC) Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

13

12:36pm

12

12:33pm

11

12:30pm

10

12:27pm

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

will be

• • • • • • •

Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay.

& Transportation

12:42pm

Jackpot the actual distance flown For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie metres from the end of the launch 100 set buoy flown; and must also cross a marker ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move st the competitor but the Aviator will again the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program distance and the one used to determine ge avera the is in the centre of the triangle; this the prizes. est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. which at platform and passes through the point flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest at which the Aviator ceases to fly. down h splas of edge of the platform, to the point are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured rm and on shore. A line judge with platfo h devices that are set up level with the launc metre line. Triangulation is used 100 the on ned statio be will video recording equipment ion. All competitors will be posit ng landi to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ calculated and input into are that ants const ent urem measured using the same meas hdown the angles are splas On . etition the computer before the start of the comp are entered into the and ns statio uring meas recorded electronically by the three in any direction using flown ce ntal distan Birdman computer which calculates the horizo can occur through which error of in marg small trigonometry; it also calculates any fluctuating tide swell. only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize continues to measure competitors in the an Birdm l accurately. The Worthing Internationa advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK.

Measured

Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

How is the Event

The Worthing Birdman

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume.

The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

Kingfishers Vulcan

A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing 1/2

17

12:48pm

16

12:45pm

15

12:42pm

14

12:39pm

19

12.54pm

18

12.51pm

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner.

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear. The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.


…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet. St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend.

The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido.

Scan the code to take you to the Worthing Birdman facebook page

Get involved - upload your photos! entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc pm 1.40 at ing Shark Tale on the Beach start

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area.

Hints

& Tips

Worthing International Birdman 2011

And not forgetting this year’s intrepid Avia

tors!

South East Coast Ambulance Service

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team Derek Trotman & his platform management team

The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event.

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

Simon Osborne & Dave Hunt

facemediagroup.co.uk

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About

Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers

Welcome

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe. Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event” Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only Time

Flight order

11:35am

1

11.42am

2

11:49am

3

11:56am

4

12.02pm

5

12:08pm

12:30pm

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

12:24pm

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

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12:12pm

7

12:18pm

8

9

10

12:36pm

11

12

Name

Class

Vulcan

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Ron Freeman

Benchmark

Beach Office

Leonardo

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

Dusan Vuletic

Condor

Ron Freeman

Condor

Tony Hughes

Condor

Roger Warren

Leonardo

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Toby Quantrill

Bill Brooks

Leonardo

Craft Comments One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

8

12:21pm

7

12:18pm

6

12:15pm

5

12:12pm

4

12:09pm

3

12:06pm

2

12:03pm

1

12:00pm

Flight order

Time

12:24pm

9

Name Beach Office

Class Benchmark

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

Kingfisher Kingfisher

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

John Ewing

Kingfisher

Display Craft Entry Display Craft Entry (TBC) Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

13

12:36pm

12

12:33pm

11

12:30pm

10

12:27pm

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

will be

• • • • • • •

Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay.

& Transportation

12:42pm

Jackpot the actual distance flown For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie metres from the end of the launch 100 set buoy flown; and must also cross a marker ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move st the competitor but the Aviator will again the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program distance and the one used to determine ge avera the is in the centre of the triangle; this the prizes. est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. which at platform and passes through the point flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest at which the Aviator ceases to fly. down h splas of edge of the platform, to the point are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured rm and on shore. A line judge with platfo h devices that are set up level with the launc metre line. Triangulation is used 100 the on ned statio be will video recording equipment ion. All competitors will be posit ng landi to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ calculated and input into are that ants const ent urem measured using the same meas hdown the angles are splas On . etition the computer before the start of the comp are entered into the and ns statio uring meas recorded electronically by the three in any direction using flown ce ntal distan Birdman computer which calculates the horizo can occur through which error of in marg small trigonometry; it also calculates any fluctuating tide swell. only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize continues to measure competitors in the an Birdm l accurately. The Worthing Internationa advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK.

Measured

Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

How is the Event

The Worthing Birdman

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume.

The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

Kingfishers Vulcan

A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing 1/2

17

12:48pm

16

12:45pm

15

12:42pm

14

12:39pm

19

12.54pm

18

12.51pm

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner.

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear. The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.


…also don’t forget have fun & enjoy yourselves In case of an emergency please listen to the announcements.

Do not sit under the Lido or Pier to view the competition as these areas will be under water at High Tide. The barrier tape on the beach marks the High Water level please do not sit beyond this point or you will get wet. St Johns Ambulance are on site for any spectator First Aid needs. If you need assistance or have lost any of your party please speak to one of our Stewards. There is No Fishing from the Pier over Birdman weekend.

The disabled viewing area is located on the East Side of the Lido.

Scan the code to take you to the Worthing Birdman facebook page

Get involved - upload your photos! entertainment Stay around after flying for a full programme of h Freestyle Jetski Displays and on Saturday watc pm 1.40 at ing Shark Tale on the Beach start

If you don’t like crowds then there are less people viewing on Saturday; also the area to the West of the Lido is not as packed and does have a screen so you won’t miss out on any of the action.

We kindly ask spectators to keep out of the water in the area between the Pier and Lido for their own safety due to the number of watercraft working in this area.

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Anne Cranham & the competitor management team Derek Trotman & his platform management team

The West Side of the Pier is closed to the public during the event.

The Launch Platform is west facing with the best viewing position being on the beach between the Pier and Lido.

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About

Sunday 14th August - Fun Flyers

Welcome

to the 4th Worthing International Birdman Competition where you will see our fearless aviators soar to new heights in their attempts to fly 100m and the £10,000 jackpot. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative with support from Worthing Borough Council are delighted that this fantastic event continues to attract competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe. Chris Spratt, chairman of Worthing Town Centre Initiative (WTCI) organisers of Worthing Birdman event, says: “Since we successfully attracted the International Birdman competition to Worthing it has not only given a great deal of pleasure to residents and visitors it has also given Worthing so much positive publicity both nationally and internationally. I was amazed when Sharon Clarke, Worthing Town Centre Manager, informed me that the BBC were featuring Worthing International Birdman on television in China and with competitors coming from as far afield as Serbia, New Zealand and Hong Kong to compete “International” is definitely the right word to use for this fun filled event” Worthing Borough Council leader, Paul Yallop, adds: “This fantastic event is really popular with families not only from Worthing but from afar as well. The council is pleased to support this event to put Worthing on the map”

Flying Times Saturday 13th August - Serious Flyers Only Time

Flight order

11:35am

1

11.42am

2

11:49am

3

11:56am

4

12.02pm

5

12:08pm

12:30pm

So sit back and get ready for Take Off ………

12:24pm

Sharon Clarke, Town Centre Manager for Worthing, says: “The whole Birdman team feel privileged to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Worthing and every year it is getting bigger and better. The event is free to spectators but costs just over £60,000 to run annually; without the support of Worthing council and other sponsors and supporters it would not be possible to deliver such a great event for Worthing”

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12:12pm

7

12:18pm

8

9

10

12:36pm

11

12

Name

Class

Vulcan

Bill Brooks

Vulcan

Ron Freeman

Benchmark

Beach Office

Leonardo

Gennaro Agyeman Anane

Leonardo

Sean Frawley

Leonardo

Dusan Vuletic

Condor

Ron Freeman

Condor

Tony Hughes

Condor

Roger Warren

Leonardo

Andrew Jarvis

Condor

Toby Quantrill

Bill Brooks

Leonardo

Craft Comments One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day

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12:21pm

7

12:18pm

6

12:15pm

5

12:12pm

4

12:09pm

3

12:06pm

2

12:03pm

1

12:00pm

Flight order

Time

12:24pm

9

Name Beach Office

Class Benchmark

Joel Hicks

Kingfisher

Kerry Jennings / Lee Murray

Claire Sinclair / Chris Niall Hugh Wastnage

Kingfisher

Kingfisher Kingfisher

Hazel Smith

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Stephen Gilbert / Simon Cook

Kingfisher

Bernadette McCurdy / Charlotte Randall

John Ewing

Kingfisher

Display Craft Entry Display Craft Entry (TBC) Dusan and his team will be travelling all the way from Serbia to fly his craft Icarus. Dusan planned to fly in the 2009 Worthing International Birdman but due to technical issues with his craft its inauguration flights has been delayed until now. He will be flying to raise money for the Orphan Village in Serbia Sean is an Aerospace Engineer based in Hong Kong who designs Radio Controlled airplanes and toys. He will be flying and building Albatross nd which will be his 2 attempt to fly 100m at Worthing Birdman An entry from Queen Mary University London - Team Phoenix will be designing their craft as part of their degree work and testing it at Worthing Birdman Toby is the reigning Worthing International Birdman Champion with a distance of 81 metres flown in 2010. He will be flying a modified Clubman hang glider provisionally name the fair-trade flyer whilst raising money for MSRC Andrew will be flying a 30ft tail first glider with an Aluminium frame and a 140 sq ft wing area. Andrew from Ferring will be raising funds for Help for Heroes Roger is another one of our International Competitors this time travelling all the way from New Zealand. His Condor Class Hang Glider has been modified to maximise its wing span and lightness, it also boasts additional aerodynamics. Tony is a seasoned Birdman who will be flying The X plane. Tony is a previous Birdman winner when the event was held in Bognor. Ron is always regarded by the Birdman competitors as the one to beat; he will be launching in the new and improved Geordie Flyer which he has spent 6 months getting right! Ron will be flying to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance and hopes to raise at least £600. Ron has been trying to take home the Jackpot since 1997 with 86.4m being his best distance so far. Bill was last year’s Leonardo Da Vinci Class winner and he flies again in 2011 with his CoastBuster Rigid Flying Wing craft. Bill will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

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12:36pm

12

12:33pm

11

12:30pm

10

12:27pm

Pauline Kelly

Kingfisher

Victoria Hughes

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Roger Clarke

Kingfisher

Pete Coppinger - Parker / Lee De La Rue Browne

will be

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Other Transportation Buses and Trains will be operating their usual timetables and services and will not be disrupted by the event. There are plenty of cycle racks located throughout Worthing and safe cycling is now permitted on the promenade. Sunday 14th August There is a maximum charge in the multi-storey Car Parks on a Sunday - Park in the High Street, Grafton Road and Buckingham Road Car Parks for £1 an hour with a maximum charge of £3. Surface Car Parks are charged at normal rates, except for the Civic Centre in Stoke Abbott Road which is free on a Sunday. All on street parking is free but vehicles must be parked in an appropriate bay.

& Transportation

12:42pm

Jackpot the actual distance flown For those flights not being considered for the used to determine all prizes and rankings.

ve the challenge as forward distance A successful jackpot prize winner must achie metres from the end of the launch 100 set buoy flown; and must also cross a marker ment of this buoy in the water. Touching ramp with allowances being made for any move st the competitor but the Aviator will again the water before splashdown does not count moving forward, have any significant part of be deemed to ‘cease to fly’ when they stop or when additional force is gained from a their legs or body immersed in the water, . swimming stroke, push or other external force lines from the measuring stations would all In a perfect measurement the three sighting however, a small triangle is formed by these cross at the same exact point. In practice, will calculate the distance flown to a point intersecting lines and the measuring program distance and the one used to determine ge avera the is in the centre of the triangle; this the prizes. est distance from the take-off edge of the Forward distance is measured as the short parallel to the take-off edge of the launch launch platform to an imaginary line that is the Aviator ceases to fly. which at platform and passes through the point flight:- Actual Distance and Forward There are two measurements taken on each Distance. distance between the centre of the take-off Actual distance is measured as the shortest at which the Aviator ceases to fly. down h splas of edge of the platform, to the point are is used to measure distance flown and Trigonometry and bespoke computer softw using three electronic angle measuring time in the air. Distances flown are measured rm and on shore. A line judge with platfo h devices that are set up level with the launc metre line. Triangulation is used 100 the on ned statio be will video recording equipment ion. All competitors will be posit ng landi to accurately pinpoint the competitors’ calculated and input into are that ants const ent urem measured using the same meas hdown the angles are splas On . etition the computer before the start of the comp are entered into the and ns statio uring meas recorded electronically by the three in any direction using flown ce ntal distan Birdman computer which calculates the horizo can occur through which error of in marg small trigonometry; it also calculates any fluctuating tide swell. only two hours, it is vital that the distances With the launch window at high tide lasting money and prestige at stake - extremely flown are measured quickly - and with big prize continues to measure competitors in the an Birdm l accurately. The Worthing Internationa advanced technology available provided same way as Bognor Birdman using the most by Leaderboard Sports UK.

Measured

Saturday 13th August NCP will be offering as special Birdman rate of £5 for all day parking in the High Street, Buckingham Road and Grafton multi-storey Car Parks after 10am. If you do not want to stay all day then the Pay and Display Car Park in Stoke Abbott Road (behind the Town Hall) costs just 50p an hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours. Union Place Car Park costs £1 per hour for the first 3 hours but then charges increase. If you are prepared to walk into town then the Teville Gate multi-storey Car Park near Worthing Train Station will cost just £1.50 for the day and On Street Parking in the West End (West of Shelley Road, Southey Road and top end of Wordsworth Road) is just 50p for 4 hours.

Parking

How is the Event

The Worthing Birdman

Craft Information One of the team who ensure Worthing Beach is kept safe for its residents and visitors will be setting the challenge distance for the day Joel is a regular flyer who is featured on the Worthing Birdman website as the Incredible Hulk; he has also flown as Del Boy and Rambo. This year Joel will be flying as “The Hoff” in Knightrider, and will be flying for the Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice. Kerry and Lee will transform into Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story. A team from Worthing collecting for SANDS (still births and neonatal deaths charity) Chris and Claire are regular entrants who this year will be portraying "Pigs might fly". Another local team who will by raising funds for WADARs (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service) Hugh is a local businessman who will be flying as "Subman" in his Subway Costume and will be flying to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House Flying as Carl Fredrickson from "UP" with sponsored balloons that will be released as part of a balloon race. Hazel has travelled all the way from Hertford and will be collecting for CHIPs (Children’s Integrated Play Scheme) Bernadette and Charlotte will transform into Dennis the Menace and Gnasher with their flying machine. This team will be raising funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project. Stephen and Simon will be travelling from Essex and are keeping their craft and costumes secret at the moment. John from London will be dressed as a house with a small amount of balloons in the style of Up; he will be fundraising for Ashraya Initiative for Children Pauline Kelly from Tenkay Electronics in Lancing has already raised in excess of £6,000 for the Meningitis Trust this year and will be 'flying' as a BRIGHT YELLOW DUCK. Keith Harris and Orville have given Pauline permission to use a special version of Orville's Song so Pauline really will be wishing she ' could fly!' Victoria is a local entrant who will be trying to fly whilst raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Victoria is planning to incorporate burgers and beer in her costume.

The International Birdman event is a non-powered flying competition for birdmen and women attempting to defy gravity and “fly” from a platform constructed to the Southern end of Worthing Pier. The platform is West Facing and is made out of scaffolding; the width of the platform is approximately 12ft (3.7m) and the height above the pier decking is around 15ft (4.6m) and the average height above sea level during flying will be approximately 35ft (10.67m). Competitors will have a run up distance of approximately 15ft (4.6m) and they may use a flying machine with fixed, rotary, or ornithopter (flapping) wing design but the wing span may not exceed 30ft (9.1m). The Birdman Event first took to the skies in 1971 from the lifeboat pier in Selsey. In 1978 the organisers were told that they could no longer use this pier and so the event moved along the coast to Bognor Regis where it grew in popularity until 2007. When Bognor Pier was shortened safety concerns were raised over the depth of water and in 2008 the event moved again this time to Sunny Worthing. The 2011 event is the fourth one to be held in Worthing and the Birdman continues to attract interest from all around the globe. There are 4 classes for entrants to choose from: Leonardo Da Vinci Serious Competitors who design and build their own craft Condor Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan no larger than 30ft (9.1m) Fun Competitors; the comic entries who raise money for charity Display class, Serious Competitors who use modified hang gliders or a similar craft, wingspan up to 40ft (12.2m)

Kingfishers Vulcan

A Star Wars theme for Pete and Lee as they fly as the Death Star raising funds for Ashdown Club Worthing 1/2

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12:48pm

16

12:45pm

15

12:42pm

14

12:39pm

19

12.54pm

18

12.51pm

Cliff Baddock / Jodie Norris

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

David Fitches / John Mcnama

Kingfisher

Richard Folsom / Michael Folsom

Ewan Dunlop / Matt Turner

Chris Pugh

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kevin Hope

Kingfisher

Rescue 1 The craft will be a beach dingy with the base cut out to be worn like a rubber ring to look similar to the dive club rescue boat. Roger is a member of the Worthing BSAC crew who help to recover our intrepid aviators each year and will be flying for Marfan Syndrome. Jodie was the first ever flyer at the Birdman in Worthing when he was our Benchmark athlete in 2008. This year he partners with Cliff to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance flying in St Johns Uniforms with their own emergency vehicle.

The competitors in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are experienced flyers who will often achieve distances over 80m (262.5ft), the record distance, to date, is 99.86m set by Steve Elkins in 2009. Only Aviators in the Leonardo Da Vinci and Condor classes are eligible for the Jackpot prize of £10,000 for a flight exceeding 100m (328.1ft); these Classes will launch on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August. The placings will be determined by a points system.The Vulcan Competitors will fly on Saturday 13th August only and as this year it is a Display Class there will be no prize money although a trophy will be awarded for the longest flight. The Kingfishers, or fun flyers, will be flying on Sunday 14th August only and are judged on their Costumes, Craft, performance on the platform and the crowd reaction. If there is a tie then the distance flown will be used to determine the winner.

Travelling from London Richard and Michael will be displaying their HMS Victory - 2 man replica ship whilst in full period naval wear. The Flying Scotsman with his piper (who will not be flying) will perform a sword dance before take off. This team from Surrey will be raising funds for St Christopher’s Hospice Raising funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice the intrepid duo have set the children a task to choose the costume in which the pair will fly.

At the start of each day a benchmark competitor leaps off the ramp using only momentum to gain distance. This will set the distance which will establish whether competitors have “flown” or not. Competitors exceeding the benchmark distance will be awarded with their birdman wings. The trophies and prize money will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony held at approximately 2.45pm on Sunday 14th August on the stage by the large screen located to the east of the Beach Office. Birdman Wings will also be awarded at this ceremony.

Chris was due to fly last year but had to withdraw because of his son’s wedding. Flying as Dr Who with his Tardis he will be raising money for Hospice in the Weald Kevin was one of the team who won the Kingfisher Class in 2009 as Laurel and Hardy. He is keeping his costume this year a secret but as he is an electrician by trade we are sure he will make sparks fly!

1.00pm -2.00pm Serious Flyers Shortest Distance flown on Saturday to fly first with the Longest Distance flown as the last flight.

Worthing Birdman - 2011 Booklet  

WOrthing Birdman Brochure 2011 - booklet style

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