Winner Sam Penny donates his prize back to Birdman

Sam Penny pictured left, winner of The Leonardo Class 2016 and 2017 has handed back his £1000 winnings to the IBB organisers. Sam realised that funding this year had not met the cost of the event and has very generously forfeited his prize money. Sam is now recognised as a main sponsor of this event and we are incredibly grateful to him.

Samuel Penny is a local lad from Yapton who is the brains behind Zeph2 his amazing flying machine. He has had a lifelong love of Birdman.
Thank you so very much Sam, what a fantastic gesture.
I know we are all looking forward to seeing Zeph 3 take to the skies at next years event