Superheroes take to the sky at Pocklington's Flying Man festival

The Flying Man Festival in Pocklington with Tony Farmer, Steve Garbett and Sue Espiner preparing to abseil and zip-wire from the top of the church

Zoe Narey celebrates her 7th birthday by taking the zip-wire down the facade of Pocklington Church at the Flying Man Festival.

Tony Farmer dressed as Spiderman takes the zip-wire down the facade of Pocklington Church at the Flying Man Festival

Tony Farmer dressed as Spiderman takes the zip-wire down the facade of Pocklington Church at the Flying Man Festival.

Tony Farmer dressed as Spiderman takes the zip-wire down the facade of Pocklington Church at the Flying Man Festival.

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THERE was an invasion of superheroes in Pocklington this weekend as fans took to the sky for the town's annual Flying Man Festival.

For this first time, the festival included a zip wire from the top of All Saints' Church Tower, on the site of Pocklington's original "Flying Man" and some visitors dressed up in superhero costumes to try out the wire, while young Zoe Narey had a go on her seventh birthday.

The festival, which raises money for the church, also boasted an air display by the Real Aeroplane Company from Breighton, which saw a Yak and Jungman aeroplanes spiral and spin over Pocklington despite heavy rain.

Organiser James Duffy said: "In spite of the extreme weather it's been a fantastic weekend. Sadly the Spitfire fly past had to be cancelled because of the weather but the Real Aeroplane Company's display went ahead and that was brilliant."

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1:32pm Mon 12 May 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Looks more like a Fathers for justice reunion.
Looks more like a Fathers for justice reunion. NoNewsIsGoodNews
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2:11pm Mon 12 May 14

pedalling paul says...

So where's ET on his flying bike.....?
So where's ET on his flying bike.....? pedalling paul
  • Score: 26

4:44pm Mon 12 May 14

Omega Point says...

As a superhero who can actually fly, I object. Spiderman, Wonderwomen et al do not. Even Batman is a fraud. Only my mate Thor is not make-believe (but he needs his hammer - wimp).
I am available for charity functions. You will understand that I have to use my human name Clark Kent but Omega is my agent
As a superhero who can actually fly, I object. Spiderman, Wonderwomen et al do not. Even Batman is a fraud. Only my mate Thor is not make-believe (but he needs his hammer - wimp). I am available for charity functions. You will understand that I have to use my human name Clark Kent but Omega is my agent Omega Point
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