PHOTOGRAPHY / JAYNE TOYNE

The Birdmen

Founded in 1971 by George Abel, who wanted to raise money for charity. The idea is simple. Who can fly the furthest after jumping from a 35 feet high pier towards the sea. The annual Birdman competition has been held almost every year and always from a pier in West Sussex. The flying contraptions are as weird as they are wonderful. This follows the story of Sam and Scott as they race against time and the threat of event cancellation. Will Zephyrous II fly? 

Some take it seriously. Some take it REALLY seriously.