The Worthing Birdman International 2015 competition took place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2015. Once again thousands flocked to the pier and the beach each day to watch the event.
Worthing Herald August 2015 – Click here to read full report
HIGH FLIERS leapt into the air this afternoon (August 14) as the Worthing Birdman enjoyed perfect flying conditions.
Leading the pack at the end of day one was Condor-class regular Tony Hughes, who travelled 106.5m in 11.9 seconds off Worthing Pier.
Flying for Wiltshire Air Ambulance , Tony had already been labelled a ‘star flyer’ in the programme for going more than 100m last year.
The Condor class is for the modified hang gliders or similar craft with a wing span less than 35ft and hot on Tony’s heels was Kevin Smith who managed 94.4m, staying in the air for longer than Tony though at 12.3 seconds.
Meanwhile in the Leonardo da Vinci class, for more innovative flying craft, the leader overnight is Sean Frawley at 87.6m . He travelled all the way from Hong Kong to take part.
Last year’s winner Ron Freeman is in third place travelling a disappointing 59.9m by his own high standards. He took the £10,000 jackpot last year with a distance of 159m.
In fourth place was Edgar Scukins, who came down from Clapham to take part, and flew 18.3m in 4.3 seconds.
Click on the image below to watch the 2015 Birdman International video!