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The Japan International Birdman Rally


From a jetty jutting into Lake Biwa from the scenic Matsubara Beach in Hikone City, “bird men”—mildly insane people in human powered flying machines—will attempt to fly as far as possible into the lake.

The event kicks off early – at 7:30am on Day 1 (glider aircraft division) and at the unholy hour of 6am on Day 2 (human powered propeller division).

Some of the contestants take things very seriously while others are in it more for the comedy value.

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