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In pictures: Bognor Birdmen
Six-times champion Ron Freeman flies off Bognor Pier
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Ron 'Bald Eagle' Freeman was among those throwing themselves off Bognor Pier for the Birdman competition
Six-times champion Ron Freeman flies off Bognor Pier
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Six-times Birdman winner Mr Freeman, from Northumberland, was also world hang-gliding champion from 1981 to 1985
Australian competitor Izaak Connaughton
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Izaak Connaughton came all the way from Australia to take part with 25,000 on offer for a flight of 100m
Bognor Birdman competitor Andrew Bill
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Andrew Bill relied on the power of his own wings in his attempt to claim the top prize
Bognor Birdman competitor Bill Brooks
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This view of Bill Brooks' attempt shows the size of the crowds on the beach enjoying the action
Bognor Birdman competitors carry their flying machine to the pier
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Carrying your flying machine to the pier can prove to be as difficult as the daunting jump off the end of it
A Bognor Birdman competitor packs up his equipment until Sunday
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Some competitors decided to pack up their wings and hope for better weather on Sunday

Bognor birdmen flying high again
20 Aug 05 |  Southern Counties


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