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Moomba Birdman Rally (Yrs 12 Tech)
March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 11 @ 8:00 pm
Our Year 12 Design and Technology class will be participating in the 2019 Melbourne Moomba Birdman Rally.
We will be travelling to Melbourne on Saturday 9 March, departing the school at 6am and returning to school on Monday 11 March around 8pm.
Students will be participating in the Birdman rally on Sunday 10 March at 8:30am to assemble the aircraft. With the competition starting at 11:30am.
Our students are the support crew for this aircraft and will assist our pilot Jesse Magill 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 2019 Moomba Birdman Rally takes place in Birrarung Marr on Sunday 10 March as part of the Moomba Festival held on the Labour Day long weekend.
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 is called “Double Trouble”
The team behind the Double Trouble contraption 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.
Their charity is their school; Parkes Christian School.
If you would like to support their charity just go to https://birdmanrally.gofundraise.com.au/page/JasonWynstra0