American veteran David Moore won the Leonardo da Vinci class at the International Bognor Birdman competition on Sunday.
The seaside was packed at Bognor Regis.
But it wasn't the British sunshine drawing out the crowds on Sunday.
They were there to watch the International Bognor Birdman.
A chance for the great and the good to launch themselves off the pier and into the sea.
So, a flying fairy.
A bit of balloon suspension.
And a couple of fools.
But the Americans trumped the Brits.
David Moore winning with a semi stylish flop.
SOUNDBITE (English): David Moore, winner, Leonardo da Vinci class, International Bognor Birdman:
"I had the best conditions possible, but what I designed my machine for was ten mile per hour headwind. I got it. It didn't work the way I expected it to. But they said I got a glide, which is good."
600 pounds sterling for Moore and a whole lot of pride.
Bognor Birdman competitionWednesday, August 08 2012