• The experience will begin with a wing walker training session which will include safety awareness, instruction on the use of the rig and seatbelts, breathing techniques and hand signals used by both the wing walker and pilot during the flight
• Once airborne, Your wing walking display will consist of a full routine lasting approximately 10 minutes as you stand on the wing of an authentic Boeing Stearman Biplane
• The aircraft will be travelling at speeds of up to 135mph as the qualified display pilot completes the air display
• Optional recording of your flight will be available, two high resolution cameras fitted to the aircraft creating a two picture split screen video including pilot commentary, airspeed and altitude for £50 ( Payable Direct)
• A personalised wingwalking certificate
It is a condition of CAA approval that you are made fully aware that Wing Walking carries a higher risk than a normal commercial flight (e.g when you fly on holiday) . The operator of these experiences will brief you clearly on the risks that have been identified and how they have been mitigated to make the experiences as safe as possible. You will receive an in depth briefing on the day of your flight and have the opportunity to ask any questions before signing a disclaimer, confirmation of briefing and risk acceptance. If at any point up to the aircraft engine start up you decide not to proceed you are entitled to cancel the experience and receive a refund. Wing walking is also available at alternative locations
What Can I Expect
Treat the adventurer in your life to an intensive training day to become a wing walker! This wing walk display really is one of those 'once in a lifetime' experiences that is guaranteed to get the adrenaline flowing as you climb up onto the wing of the biplane for this unique aerial ride. Why walk on land when you can walk on the wing!
The ultimate aim of this day is to turn you all from budding top wing riders into proficient wing walkers, capable of taking part in a display. We're guessing this is the first time you'll have attempted a wing walk, so the experience starts with a full safety briefing on the ground. You might bot be expecting this, but as well as the usual safety procedures, it will include things like breathing techniques and hand signals, all very much specific to the art of being a wing walker.
The day is managed, hosted and run by expert pilot Mike Dentith. Mike has done over 2000 air displays as an aerobatics pilot and holds UK Display Authorisation. He is actually an Approved Examiner of Display Pilots, which means he's the one teaching the pilots to do tricks, making him highly qualified to take you on your exciting journey to be trained up as a wing walker.
Mike and his team had the special wing walk rig manufactured 'made to measure' for his Boeing Stearman plane with a super-secure five point harness. Once you, the budding wing walk star, has climbed up the wing, which is about 10ft off the ground, you'll be strapped in. When comfortable and after one last run through of what you need to do, you'll be taxiing off ready for the personal wing walk air display of your life.
As you feel the wind in your face, you'll be flying at speeds of up to 135mph and it's at this point that you can officially declare yourself as a wing walker! Most wing walkers are so exhilarated in flight that they can't help grinning madly and waving at friends and family below. Keep your wits about you as you zoom in for a fly past at just 50ft off the ground and pull up for a sharp climb before heading into the finale - a classic manoeuvre, the 'run and break'.
• All dates are subject to availability and weather conditions
Proposed 2019 Dates
April - 27th & 28th
May - 4th, 5th, 25th & 26th
June - 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 29th & 30th
July - 13th, 14th, 27th & 28th
August - 1th, 11th, 17th & 18th
September - 1st, 7th, 8th, 29th & 30th
• Wing walkers must be under 12 stone 2lbs (77kg)
• There is no height restrictions for this experience
• Minimum age is 18, there is no upper age limit but over 65's must have a doctors note
• You must be able and fit enough to climb up the aircraft to the Rig on the top wing (approximately 10 feet)
• This experience is approved by the CAA and you are permitted to raise money or be sponsored whilst Wing Walking at this location
• Please be aware that wing walking carries a higher risk than a 'normal' airline flight and these risks will be clearly explained to you on the day
You are welcome to bring up to 50 spectators along with you to watch your wing walking display. There will be great photo and video opportunities throughout. The airfield has a clubhouse and cafe onsite. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided for up to ten people.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Chiltern Park Aerodrome, near the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border