As part of Wickenby Aerodrome’s 70th Birthday Airshow, the Lincolnshire-based historic airfield located in Langworth, near Lincoln has a limited number of wing walker training flights available during both the Airshow weekend (16-17th June) and the following weekend (23rd-24th June).
Wickenby Airshow is offering the unique opportunity to train with Aerobatic Tactics’ experienced air display team on their Boeing Stearman Biplane during this historic Airshow weekend. You could take to the skies just like the 1940s barnstormers around the time Wickenby Aerodrome first opened.
The experience includes a full safety brief and walk through the practice display. Once airborne you will take part in a 10 minute display practice in front of your friends and family including fly pasts at various angles of bank and finish with a zoom climb from 135 mph. After landing you will receive a certificate confirming you are a trained wing walker.
To register your interest or perhaps to surprise your dad for Father’s Day, submit an enquiry form via aerobatictactics.co.uk/wing_walking.html quoting reference WWW to receive further details and a quote, discounts available for one or more bookings. Please note Wing Walkers must be under 12 stone (77kg) and sign a fitness declaration.
Nostalgic Airshow The 70th anniversary air show is the ideal day out for the whole family with impressive air displays from lightweight modern aerobatic aircraft to historic and operational military aircraft of today. Display acts include a flypast from the Royal Air Force aerobatic team the Red Arrows on Saturday and The Matadors featuring former Red Bull Air Race pilots on Sunday.
Awe-inspiring displays will entertain on both days from The Blades, British Aerobatic Champion Gerald Cooper performing unlimited aerobatics in the Sbach aircraft and the breathtaking Twister Duo display.
Nostalgia comes in ample supply with displays from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Hurricane and Dakota, the WW1 Airco DH2, Morane and iconic Tiger Moth and 1940s-style wing walking with Aerobatic Tactics’ Boeing Stearman. Add in theJet Provost, Microlight Jousters and Dennis Neville’s Flying Circus and there really is something to suit all tastes.
To add to the flying fun, there will be a large collection of vintage cars and motorcycles, children’s entertainment, 4×4 off-roading and great food.
‘Fun in the 40s’ Dinner & Dance On Saturday evening Wickenby Aerodrome will host a ‘Fun of the 40s’ charity dinner and dance in aid of the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and The RAF Association, which provideswelfare to current and former members of the Royal Air Force and their families.
‘Fun in the 40s’ will provide a fantastic atmosphere that rivals the post-war victory parties. The authentic 1940s marquee is a great backdrop for the live swing band and bar and the perfect excuse to don vintage Military uniform or tea dresses to do the Lindy Hop on the dancefloor.
Ticket prices include a hot carved buffet followed by strawberries and cream. Breath-taking aerial displays will entertain at sunset with aerobatics from Gerald Cooper in the Sbach 300 and the Twister Duo. A limited number of tickets are still available for the Fun in the 40s Dinner & Dance.
Source: Gerald Ferreira http://3d-car-shows.com/2012/train-as-a-wing-walker-at-wickenbys-70th-birthday-airshow/