Birdman Competitions involve human powered flying machines, usually decorated, trying to fly the greatest distance off a ramp, bridge or pier. There are also similar events called Flugtag.
One of the best known and oldest birdman competitions is the International Birdman, held in Worthing, West Sussex, England. The competition is held off a pier. It was originally held in Selsey from 1971, before moving to Bognor Regis (also held off Worthing Pier in 2008-09).
There is also a well known birdman rally held annually as part of the Moomba Festival in Melbourne Australia.