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Wing Walking Day in Yorkshire

Church Fenton, Leeds
REF: P22WWL

  • Go wing walking at Leeds East Airport 
  • Fly on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman biplane
  • Star in your very own wing walking display
  • Invite up to 30 of your nearest & dearest to watch
 


What's Included

  • 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 and instruction on the use of the rig and seatbelts
  • 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, for an additional charge (payable direct)
  • Please allow approximately three hours on site for this experience
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue


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.

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 lovely Leeds East Airport, the former RAF Church Fenton base, which is well-situated between Leeds and York. 

Before you can 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 need to know what you are doing before you take off.

So, one of the first things you'll be taught are the hand signals you can use to communicate to the pilot And then you'll go through exactly what you can expect whilst you are on your wing walking flight over the skies of Yorkshire.  The pro wing walkers always look poised and relaxed whilst standing on the wing and you'll be shown 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 Stearmans used at Leeds East Airport are the perfect choice of aeroplane for wingwalking and aerobatics. They are very safe, rugged and reliable. These Stearmans have powerful 300bhp and 450bhp engines and the all important five-point harness fitted, which is what will keep you upright, whilst you 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. Your expert pilot will take 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!). What's more, your wing walking display will be taking 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

Availability

  • Selected dates between March to November 2024
  • Choose from a weekday only voucher or to include weekends opt for the anytime voucher
  • All dates are subject to availability and weather conditions

Location

  • Leeds East Airport, Church Fenton in Leeds

Suitable For

  • Wing walkers must be under 85kg (13 stone 3lbs)
  • 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
  • A form is required should you have any medical conditions or be on any medication

Spectators

  • You are welcome to bring spectators along with you to watch 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

Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4.9
Total Reviews: 54
Recommend to Friend: 0

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Reviews

  based on 54 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Rita Hooper
5 Months ago
Had an amazing day. Enjoyed every minute. Something I always wanted to do and loved it. Everything ...
Rating: 4 stars
Glenn Jessop
Absolutely amazing experience. A little longer up in the air would have brilliant, and the ability ...
Rating: 5 stars
Andrew White
An amazing experience! Staff were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly, and did their upmo...
Rating: 5 stars
Natalie Crowther
Absolutely amazing day! First of all the waiting area was super modern and clean! We were bri...
Rating: 5 stars
Daf Roberts
What an Amazing experience the event was, from booking to leaving the venue was smooth... even the ...
Rating: 5 stars
Catherine Dodds
A fantastic experience! The staff were so friendly, welcoming and reassuring. The day was extremely...
Rating: 5 stars
Wendy Smith
A really great time! Everyone was so friendly and professional. The flight was amazing, and I'm gla...
Rating: 5 stars
Fiona Thomson
Wow what an amazing experience, had a wonderful exhilarating flight. Even got extra few minutes as...
Rating: 5 stars
Phil Shield
I received a wing walking experience gift from a very good friend for my 60th birthday with into t...
Rating: 5 stars
Patricia McClure
I enjoyed absolutely every minute of the experience! The cafe was excellent too, we had a delicious...
Rating: 5 stars
Steph Mellor
What an amazing morning! The staff on site were friendly, informative and professional. If anyone i...
Rating: 5 stars
Amy
Brilliant experience! Staff at the Leeds site were amazing, so calming and friendly. I was a bag of...
Rating: 5 stars
Valerie Appleton
Excellent day. Staff were friendly and efficient. From childhood and now in my 79th year, my day ha...
Rating: 5 stars
Amanda Whitehead
After 16 years waiting to Wing Walk I can safely say that it was amazing. The staff were so friendl...
Rating: 5 stars
Amy Evans
Staff absolutely brilliant from the lady at the café desk, to the induction chap and the pilot. All...
Rating: 5 stars
Mark little
A long time getting there but what an experience fantastic day for me and my family. The venue was ...
Rating: 5 stars
Ayesha
Awesome!!
Rating: 5 stars
Mark little
Excellent day
Rating: 5 stars
Megan
Very well organized and informed experience, safety was always a priority and staff were very helpf...
Rating: 5 stars
jill craig
I had the best time zooming around the people were lovely the safety briefing was good just an all ...
Rating: 5 stars
Debbie Jones
Staff were amazing, as I was quite nervous. Would recommend this experience to anyone
Rating: 5 stars
Gillian Rothwell

Bought it as a gift for my partner. He loved it an obviously wants to do it again

Rating: 5 stars
Dave
Amazing experience and would love to do it again!! Thanks for fulfilling a life long dream!
Rating: 5 stars
Jacqueline Roberts
This was the most amazing experience ever, I want to do it again and again. The staff on the day we...
Rating: 5 stars
Felice Miniello
If you like adrenalin fuelled experiences then you need to put this one to the top of your list. I ...
Rating: 5 stars
Carl smith
Brilliant well worth waiting for friendly staff and day was perfect
Rating: 5 stars
Jayne Henderson
Unbelievable experience . Staff brilliant. Would do it again but loop the loop next time!!!!
Rating: 5 stars
Karen Johnson
Wingwalking was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone thinking about doing it. Easy booking pr...
Rating: 5 stars
Mark Penny
It was a fantastic experience I throughly enjoyed it
Rating: 5 stars
Glenstan Gibson
An amazing experience carried out in a very professional manner throughout.Ground and air crews ins...
Rating: 5 stars
Eric Ingram
A perfect day, very well looked after throughout. Clear guidance given from time of booking, excel...
Rating: 5 stars
Elizabeth
A fantastic experience. I Had complete confidence in the pilot who was very professional and helpfu...
Rating: 5 stars
Louise
Very professional, friendly and helpful staff at the airfield and booking office. What a fabulous d...
Rating: 5 stars
Peter J Cooke
Super day out Wing Walking. Warm welcome, good briefing, knowledgable and friendly staff. Raised lo...
Rating: 5 stars
Anne pilling
Brilliant experience. Would recommend to anybody. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Felt in very s...
Rating: 5 stars
Geoff Cook
My husband Geoff did the wingwalk 13/05/2017. He has Alzheimer, he did to raise money for side by s...
Rating: 5 stars
gillatkinson
the staff at Brieghton were lovely and really made the day. The whole experience was amazing. I wou...
Rating: 5 stars
Lesley
Best thing I have ever done. The booking process was straightforward, the people on the day made yo...
Rating: 5 stars
stephen covell
Wonderful experience,very well organised,would definitely recommend to a friend.thank you very much.
Rating: 5 stars
Georgina Lovewell
It was a wonderful experience. Very well organised. Flight was just right amount of time. There was...
Rating: 5 stars
David
I loved the wing walking and have the video to prove it! Mike was brilliant. He was so friendly an...
Rating: 5 stars
Maureen
Although my first date was cacelled due to the weather, I met the pilot and his wife and they quick...
Rating: 5 stars
Sharon Camopone-Evans
What an absolutely outstanding experience, I have a fear of heights and Mike and Jenny really put m...
Rating: 5 stars
Dan Scheer
Absolutely fantastic experience. Not cheap but well worth every penny. Mike did a great job making ...
Rating: 5 stars
John Ault
Everyone was very friendly. What a great day! You have to try it!
Rating: 5 stars
Peter Barnes
A first class experience in every respect. A professional and friendly team who couldn't have done ...
Rating: 5 stars
Ella Purves
This was an expensive activity but well worth it. It is something I will remember forever. Mike c...
Rating: 5 stars
Stephen Hall
very good morning i would recommend to any one, but in my eyes skydiving is better.
Rating: 5 stars
Bette McLean
An absolutely brilliant experience. Mike was terrific, I wasn't nervous at all, but had I been his ...
Rating: 5 stars
Jan Mustchin
A truly amazing experience. The Wingwalk crew were extremely friendly and helpful, and the day pro...
Rating: 5 stars
Gail Johnson
WOW! What an experience, I loved every minute. The team at Leeds East were absolutely amazing, a lo...
Rating: 5 stars
Russell Field
Absolutely brilliant. Staff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Being a bit of an adrenaline ...
Rating: 5 stars
Kevin McKeown
Very Good, everything went perfectly even though we had to change airfields Pilot was brilliant a...
Rating: 5 stars
Rosemary Booth
Great day and a great experience. very professional all round.