38th Japan International Birdman Rally 2015 will take place on 25th and 26th July!

Organizer office of the Japan International Birdman Rally (JIBR) officially revealed dates of the Japanese birdman rally of this year. According to the official announcement, The 38th JIRB will take place on 25th and 26th July 2015 at Matsubara beach, which it is on east shore of Lake Biwa, in Hikone city, Shiga, Japan. Three events will be held in the rally as same as previous calling announcement. Those events are glider section, Distance of HPA section and Time trial of HPA.

Accordance with my personally obtained information, most of applicants have received their screening result. Participants may officially be announced with flight order in mid-July.


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Birdman teams meeting 2015 spring was held at Kanazawa Univ.

A semi-annual meeting of Japanese birdman teams meeting was held on 14 Mar. 2015 at Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, Japan. Most of participants are belong to human powered aircraft club or birdman-type glider club of university/college throughout Japan. Of course, members of non-students teams also participated.  The meeting have been intent to facilitate exchange between other teams. It consisted of general lectures and some meetings regarding each components of HPA or birdman’s glider. In this meeting, three speakers gave lecture. One of them was lecture regarding methods of test flight of HPA more safe. another was announcement regarding HPA flight exhibition which will be held in this summer. The other one was announcement regarding activity of a certain non-student team. Throughout the meeting, Participants built their network of contacts to make their activity excellence in future of HPA and birdman rally. The next meeting will be hosted by a birdman rally team of Soka University in next fall.


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