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Wing Walking Experience Lincolnshire

Wickenby Aerodrome   
REF: WWCLNA

• Only on IntotheBlue - wing walking in Lincolnshire
• Fly on the top wing of a vintage Stearman aircraft
• Invite up to 50 people to watch your starring role
• Flights operate out of Wickenby Airfield near Louth
 


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 £40 (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

Go on, be brave and do a wing walk in Lincolnshire! Whether you step up onto the wing for charity, or just for the sheer pleasure of doing something this mad, these wing walking experiences will literally take your breath away.

You will be taking to the skies to 'walk' the wing of a biplane at Wickenby Airfield in Lincolnshire. These events are operated by specialists, as offering wing walking to the general public (and indeed going wing walking for charity) is so regulated. Indeed, it's not everywhere in the country you'll find such an activity, so if you're in the Lincolnshire, East Midlands/Midlands and South Yorkshire areas, this small airfield midway between Lincoln and Louth is perfectly placed for your first foray into wing walking.

Indeed, Wickenby is a lovely place for your wing walking display. The original 1940s control tower is still standing and very much in use as a museum and brilliant little cafe. This is very useful information when you find out that you are welcome to invite up 50 (yes, 50!) friends and family to come along and watch your wing walk show in Lincolnshire. It means there are good facilities, with plenty of parking, space to watch the aerial action and cups of tea being freshly brewed at all times.

As for what you'll be doing whilst your perched atop that wing? Well, that really depends on your courage. Most newbie wing walkers try a wave or two (which in itself isn't easy at the high speeds with the wind resistance), whilst those who really take it will be lifting their legs and giving it the thumbs aloft. The sequence you'll be flying is a real crowd-pleaser too, as you do low-level flypasts in front of the control tower and sweeping turns as you wing walk over the Lincolnshire countryside. Utterly thrilling!

Availability

• Selected weekday and weekend dates between April and October
• Weekday sessions generally take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Displays usually 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 dependant, if your display is cancelled due to poor weather an alternative date will be arranged

Please note: 2020 dates are now fully booked, 2021 dates will be released shortly

Location

• Wickenby Aerodrome, Lincolnshire

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 be over 5ft tall (152cm)
• 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 a 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 are 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

Spectators

• 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

Reviews

Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 1
Recommend to Friend 1
about 4 years ago
Because of high winds the Wing Walk had to be postponed but they were very obliging and arranged for us early the next morning. A great experience and a bucket list achievement - many thanks!!
Sue Barber
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Wing Walking Experience Lincolnshire
Wing Walking Lincolnshire
Total Price£449.00
 
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