Wing walking is an aerial sport where you are strapped the a frame on the wing of a plane and then perform various moves whilst the plane flies at speed in front of an audience.
Skills – Strength: 5, Balance: 5, Flexibility: 5, Agility: 4, Coordination: 4
Time needed: travelling time + 2 hours, Cost to try: £500
You can nowadays have your very own wing walking show. You can invite friends and family to watch you as you demonstrate your thrill seeking nature by showing off your wing walking skills on the top of a biplane. Before you take off, you will get a complete wing walking lesson, at the end of which you’ll be a qualified wingwalker who knows all about the required hand signals, using the frame on the wing and harnesses.
Video of Wingwalking
Once trained in the art of wing walking, you will then get the opportunity to experience wing walking for real in an exciting 10 minute private air display programme in front of your gathered friends.
Wing Walking Experience Requirements
Wing Walkers must be at least 18 years old, be between 5 and 6ft tall (1.52-1.83m) and weigh less than 13 stone (82.5kg). If you are over 65 you will need to provide a doctors note stating your suitability for the activity. You need to be able to climb up to the top wing of the aircraft (around 10 feet). You cannot take part if you have or are suffering from Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, blackouts, fainting or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction. If you have any pre existing medical conditions which you feel may prevent you from taking part you should consult your doctor. All wingwalkers will be required to sign a disclaimer prior to taking part. You will be securely attached to the aircraft at all times using a purpose built CAA approved harness and rig. You should wear a couple of layers of close fitting comfortable clothing and flat soled lace up footwear. Earplugs and goggles are provided. Jewellery will need to be removed for the display. Pets are not allowed on the airfield.
Please note that the Aviation Authorities have deemed wingwalking to be a professional display act and not a sport. Consequently you are not permitted to raise money or be sponsored whilst Wing Walking.