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Wing Walking Experiences

A wing walking experience is one of life's greatest aerial adventures. You can walk the wing at specially certified venues across the UK, so get ready to amaze your friends and family putting on your very own in-flight show on the wing, under the guidance of professional air-display teams. Wing walking FAQs...

 



Wing Walking Kent

Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford

Save £50 From £399

    • CAA approved wing walking experience
    • Fly on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman biplane
    • This is the stuff of bucket list dreams for you!
    • Choose between midweek or a weekend voucher
Wing Walking Day in Yorkshire
Based On 28 Reviews

Breighton Airfield near Selby - Yorkshire

From £449.00

    • Go wing walking at Breighton Airfield near Selby
    • Learn the hands signals, the breathing & the moves
    • Fly on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman biplane
    • Invite up to 30 of your nearest & dearest to watch
AeroSuperBatics Wingwalking Experience

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Free Gift From £449

    • Wingwalking at a private Cotswolds WW1 airfield
    • The world's only aerobatic wingwalking display team
    • Over 30 years' experience & a 100% safety record
    • The most powerful wingwalking planes available in UK
Wing Walking Devon

Dunkeswell Aerodrome, Honiton

From £449.00

    • Wing walking from Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton
    • Fly on the top wing of a vintage Boeing Stearman
    • A 10-minute flight to delight the crowd below
    • Invite friends & family to watch!
Wing Walking
Based On 36 Reviews

Damyns Hill Airfield, Essex

From £459.00

    • Stand on the wing of an authentic Boeing Stearman
    • Event takes place at Damyns private airstrip
    • Enjoy a 10 minute flight on the wing
    • Invite up to 50 friends & family to watch
Wing Walking Experience Lincolnshire

Wickenby Aerodrome

Fully booked for 2019 From £449

    • 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
Wing Walking Shaftesbury

Compton Abbas Aerodrome, Dorset/Wiltshire Border

Fully booked for 2019 From £449

    • 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

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

Wing walking is definitely only for thrill seekers. It takes some serious guts to climb up and onto the wing of a plane, get strapped into the harness and stand there whilst the plane takes off and flies! We put this one in the same league as parachuting and bungee jumping.

Who it's not for

Even if you’re quite a daredevil, if you don’t like flying in a plane, the chances are you’re not going to be keen on flying on a plane! As well as not being scared of flying or heights, you’ll need to be able to climb up onto the wing for your walk.

Wing walking FAQS

What does wing walking involve?

For these wing walking experiences, you will climb up onto the top wing of a vintage biplane and be strapped into a specially-designed five-point harness. Securely strapped in standing up and facing forwards, the plane will taxi and take off. Once you’re in the air, the plane will perform low-level fly pasts and you’ll be grinning like mad, whilst trying to wave with the rush of wind in your face!

Can I do a wing walk for charity?

Wing walking for charity is really popular. You simply set up your own sponsorship campaign to raise money for your worthy cause and you can buy the wing walking voucher from us.

Is wing walking dangerous?

It’s pretty daredevil stuff, but all the safety precautions are taken and strictly adhered too. All operators meet the current CAA requirements to be able to offer wing walking flights to the general public.

Do you need specialist training to be a wing walker?

Professional wing walkers who perform at air shows and displays around the country do a lot of training, as they are doing tricks in the air whilst the plane performs acrobatics, often in formation with another wing walking plane. For these wing walking experiences you’ll be shown all you need to know to be able to do your first wing walk.

Do I actually walk out onto the wing while the aircraft is in the air?

No! You might have seen this in the past at air shows, when the wing walker climbs out of the cockpit and onto the wing whilst the plane is actually flying. For this experience you’ll be up there and strapped in before the plane leaves the ground.

Is it noisy when you’re standing on the wing of the plane?

In a word, yes. Even with ear plugs it’s pretty noisy up there on the wing! And we’ll be brutally honest with you here, with the force of the wind, your face will be a bit of a stinging, snotty mess by the time you land!

Will I be able to do some moves during the flight?

The force of the wind is so strong, it’ll take all your strength to lift up your arm to try and wave. Some people do manage a bit of an arm and leg wave, but it’s a case of leaving the acrobatic moves to the professional wing walkers.

Will I loop the loop?

Generally, the standard display for first time wing walkers does not include inverted aerobatic moves. Having said that, if you’ve already wing walked before, the pilot may offer to do some aerobatics, but this is subject to a number of factors and the pilot’s decision is final.

How low does the plane fly?

The plane will do lots of sweeping, low-level fly pasts at between 100 and 700ft. When you realise that light aircraft usually cruise at around 1500ft on sightseeing flights, this is pretty low!

How fast does the plane go?

On average, the plane will be travelling at between 80 and 110mph. Think back to what it was like when you out your hand out of the car window when you’re travelling at around 50mph and that gives you a good idea of the force of the wind at 80mph!

What are the age, height and weight restrictions for wing walking?

All restrictions are noted in the full details section of each product page. There are limits on lower and upper ages, height and weight. If you have any more questions on this aspect of wing walking, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us during normal office hours by telephone, email or online chat.

Do I need a medical to wing walk?

The rules on medical certificates may vary from one operator to another, so please check the requirements list in the full details section of each individual product page. To give you an idea, our Kent operator only asks for a doctor’s certificate for anyone aged between 66 and 75 (the upper age limit).

What sort of aircraft is used for wingwalking?

Vintage biplanes such as the Boeing Stearman (a close relation to the Tiger Moth) are most often used for these wing walking experiences. It’s a thrill in itself to be in a classic aircraft like this, so imagine the utter elation of flying on the wing of it!

Who will be flying the plane?

A highly-qualified, wing walking specialist pilot will be flying the plane. They all have many flying hours under their belt and have flown displays and shows around the country, if not the world.

How do I talk to the pilot when I’m up on the wing?

Shouting down to the pilot won’t be heard, so you’ll be shown a series of hand signals to use to communicate with the pilot in the cockpit below you.

What should I wear for wing walking experiences?

Some operators provide flying suits or fleeces (it can be cold up there!), but you still need to come dressed in close-fitting clothes (nothing baggy like a hooded top) and wear lace up shoes like trainers (no heels, boots or flip flops!). Goggles and ear plugs will be provided for you.

Can I invite friends and family to come and watch me wingwalk?

You most definitely can. In some cases, the more the merrier in order to create that ultimate wing walking air display atmosphere. Imagine doing a fly past just above the heads of 50 of your friends and family who will be cheering you on as you fly on the wing!

Where can I go wing walking near me?

Wing walking is quite a specialist subject, so you might have to travel a bit as there may not be a wing walking operator right near you. But given the high thrills with wing walking, it’s going to be worth going the distance! We currently have wing walking experiences on offer in:
  • Kent
  • Yorkshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Devon
  • Essex
  • Lincolnshire
  • Dorset/Wiltshire border

Ready to star in your own wing walking show? Book your experience online now!

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