• Invite friends and family to watch you in your own 10 minute wing walking display
• Before the flight you will receive a wing walker training session which includes safety awareness, instruction on the use of the rig and seatbelts, breathing techniques and hands signals used by both the wing walker and pilot during the flight
• Once airborne the display will last approximately 10 minutes as you stand on the wing of an authentic Boeing Stearman Biplane travelling at speeds of up to 135 mph
• A qualified display pilot will complete 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)
• After landing you will be presented with a certificate
• Please allow approximately one hour onsite
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.
What Can I Expect
Standing on a wing, flying through the air at a rate of knots - that's what wing walking in Yorkshire is all about! This fabulous experience will see you learning the skill of wing walking at this aerodrome in Yorkshire and then performing in an aerial display that will push your nerves of steel and the need for adrenaline to the very limits.
Before you can even think about what the sensations of wing walking are like, this Yorkshire team will have you on the ground for some essential training. Being airborne at speeds of up to 135mph whilst strapped to the wing of a biplane makes it quite hard to talk, so you will be needing to know what you are doing before you take off.
One of the first things you'll be taught are the hand signals used between pilot and passenger so you can communicate whilst wing walking above the skies of Yorkshire. Then you'll be shown how to breathe as you're whizzing through the air. This is another essential trick and if you've ever witnessed a wing walking display, you know that they somehow always look poised and relaxed whilst standing on the wing. This pre-flight session will show you how to do the same, although in reality we think you'll be ridiculously excited and probably won't be posing gracefully at all!
Then you'll head out to the plane. The Boeing Stearman PT17 Kadet hangared at this Yorkshire aerodrome is the perfect choice for wingwalking and aerobatics as it's a very safe, rugged and reliable aeroplane. This one has been specially adapted for walking on the wing, with a more powerful 300bhp Lycoming engine and the all important five-point harness that'll keep you upright whilst your are standing on that top wing during your ride.
So, ground training done, take one last deep breath and then it's away you go as expert pilot Mike Dentith takes you up and away on your inaugural display flight wing walking above the Yorkshire countryside. It is truly an amazing experience that is both unique and completely full of high thrills. It's sure to be like nothing you've ever done before (or will ever do again for that matter!) and what's more, your wing walking display all takes place in Yorkshire in the presence of your friends and family who will be eagerly watching below as you swoop past in your very own 10 minute display with you as the star on the wing.
• Selected dates between May and September
• All dates are subject to availability and weather conditions
Scheduled 2020 Dates
• May: 16th, 17th
• June 6th, 7th, 27th, 28th
• July 11th, 12th
• August 1st, 2nd
• September 12th, 13th
• To qualify as a wing walker you must be under 12stone 2lbs (77 kg) and must be over 18 years old
• There is no height restriction for this experience
• Anyone over 65 must be signed off by their doctor
• You'll need to be able to climb up onto the rig fixed on the top wing (around 10 feet)
• You are permitted to raise money and/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
• Up to 30 spectators are welcome to come along and view your wing walking display
• Cameras are welcome and there are plenty of great photo and video opportunities throughout
• There is a clubhouse and cafe onsite
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Breighton Aerodrome in Selby, Yorkshire