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Moomba Birdman Rally Excursion
March 7 @ 7:00 am - March 9 @ 8:00 pm
Our Year 12 Design and Technology class will be participating in the 2020 Melbourne Moomba Birdman Rally.
We will be travelling to Melbourne on Saturday 7 March, (times TBA) and returning to school on Monday 9 March.
Students will be participating in the Birdman rally on Sunday 8 March at 8:30am to assemble the aircraft. With the competition starting at 11:30am. (Times to be confirmed)
Our students are the support crew for this aircraft and will assist our pilot to launch into the Yarra River.
Students will be required to wear their school sport polo shirt and closed in shoes for this event.
What is the Birdman Rally?
The Birdman Rally is full of splashes, spills and thrills as everyday People dress to impress and flap to fly – or fall, all in the name of charity.
Whether it be with the assistance of a fan-dangled flying machine or simply super-hero strength, these courageous souls won’t get their feathers in a fluster! Leaping into the unknown they will hurtle themselves off the Birdman platform, aiming to be the victor and ‘fly’ furthest into the drink of the awaiting Yarra River.
The Birdman Rally is a competition for home-made gliders, hang gliders and human-powered aircraft.
This serious fun is for a good cause, with each jumper raising money and awareness for their nominated charities.
Parkes Christian School Team may be young, but don’t underestimate their mighty flying machine. This group of crafty kids from Parkes Christian School in rural NSW are keen to show off their skills and have looked to the bi-plane to push them to new heights.
If you would like to support their charity just go to https://birdmanrally2020.gofundraise.com.au/page/ParkesChristian