Skip to main content

Wing Walking Shaftesbury

Compton Abbas Aerodrome, Dorset/Wiltshire Border   

• Go wing walking on the Dorset/Wiltshire border
• Fly strapped to the top wing of a Stearman biplane
• Flights take off from lovely Compton Abbas airfield
• Invite up to 50 people along to cheer & spectate

What's Included

  • Enjoy the experience of wing walking
  • Full pre-flight briefing and training with detailed instructions on use of the rig and belts, breathing techniques and hand signals
  • Stand on the wing of an authentic Boeing Stearman Biplane as a highly qualified pilot completes a variety of flypasts and manoeuvres
  • Receive a personalised Wing Walk Experience certificate
  • Allow spending up to two hours on site, the flight itself will last 10 minutes
  • Invite up to 50 friends or family to watch your wingwalk experience
  • 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 £30 (Payable Direct)
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue

Please note that it is a condition of CAA approval that you must be 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.

What Can I Expect

Climb onboard a Stearman and go wing walking at Compton Abbas aerodrome! Some would say you'd have to be mad to pay to stand on the wing of a moving aircraft. Indeed, we sell perfectly enjoyable experiences where you can sit in a nice comfy seat inside the cockpit and enjoy the Wiltshire views that way. But for reasons only known to would-be wing walkers, you seem to love taking the far more daredevil option of being strapped onto the top wing instead!

Even facing the full-force of the elements doesn't put you off. Having your jowls wobbled mercilessly as you swoop around the sky doesn't seem to bother you. Neither does the fact that you could be diving at angles of around 35 degrees to do flypasts. And you're certainly not fussed about there being a whole crowd of people watching the entire aerial spectacle above Compton Abbas airfield as it happens.

Wing walking with this team, one of the few UK fully CAA approved operators of wing walk flights for the general public and for sponsored wing walks, is only available through IntotheBlue.

Just a couple of miles from Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas is unique in that it is one of the highest airfields in the country. Even before you get off the ground you're 810ft on top of a hill in the heart of Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Spectacular views are therefore guaranteed for your wing walking out of Compton Abbas, making this experience all the more breathtaking.

We doubt you'll have much time for taking in the views of scarp slopes of Blackmore Vale or the chalk formations of the Salisbury Plain as you wing walk, but if you do look around you'll agree it's a super backdrop for such a crazy aerial activity. Instead, you'll probably be much more interested in trying to combat all that fast-moving air (you can reach speeds of 120mph), making huge waving gestures to your friends and family who have come to spectate and cheer you on as you conquer wing walking at Compton Abbas. Enjoy!


• Selected dates between April and October
• Displays can be scheduled to take place between 10am and 4pm
• Numbers for each date are limited and operate on a first come first serve basis
• All flights are weather dependent, if your display is cancelled due to poor weather an alternative date will be arranged

Current 2022 Dates
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd July
  • 12th, 13th 14th August
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th September


• Compton Abbas Aerodrome, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border

Suitable For

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
• Wing Walkers must be between 18 and 80 years old
• You must weigh less than 13 stone 4 lb (85kg)
• Participants will be weighed on the day. If over the weight limit you will forfeit your experience
• 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 although if managed by diet or medication you may be able to participate and should contact your GP/Consultant
• If you have any pre existing medical conditions which you feel may prevent you from taking part you should consult your doctor
• You cannot fly if you a pregnant
• 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
• You cannot consume alcohol or drugs before a flight, tests my be applied if you are suspected of breaking these rules


• You can invite up to 50 guests to watch
• Great opportunities for photographs and video recordings to be taken
• The airfield has a Club house with an outside spectator area providing
• Car parking, toilets and catering facilities are located on site

Anything Else

This experience is approved by the CAA and you are permitted to raise money or be sponsored whilst Wing Walking at this location
• Team Wing Walk Events provide 5 individual flights - why not challenge your friends to a Wing Walking Challenge
• Groups of 10+ can also be accommodated and include a free lunch - please call us for details


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 1
Recommend to Friend 1
11 months ago
Omg. Amazing experience. Very friendly. I want to do it over and over and over again..
Sarah Crownson
wing walking dorset
Wing Walking Shaftesbury
Wing Walking Shaftsbury
Total Price£449.00