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Wing Walking Flying Experience - Shaftesbury

Wing Walking Flying Experience - Shaftesbury

Product ID: 14050
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Minimum Age: 18 years

About the experience

If you're based in Dorset and fancy taking to the skies like you never have before, this Wing Walking Experience should tick all the boxes! Your venue for this totally insane flying experience, that sees you strapped to the top wing of a vintage Boeing Stearman biplane, will be Henstridge Airfield, a general aviation airfield with World War II origins, based near the quiet, sleepy village of Templecombe on the border between Dorset and Somerset, and just under 25 minutes drive from the hillside set town of Shaftesbury, the site of the famous Gold Hill used in the Hovis TV adverts in the 1970s. Wing walking from here, however, promises vertiginous climbs of a very different variety! And it's certainly one for the daredevils out there, as you're hit with the full force of the elements on the top wing, with wind speeds of up to 120 mph, all whilst diving at angles of up to 35 degrees when on flypasts. Best of all, you'll be able to bring up to 50 family and friends to spectate and cheer you on. Now's your time to conquer wing walking in Dorset!

  • Go wing walking near Shaftesbury in Dorset
  • Fly strapped to the top wing of a biplane
  • Take off from lovely Henstridge Airfield
  • Invite up to 50 people to cheer and spectate

  • 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 wing walk experience

Video Recording

  • A recording of your flight is available for an additional charge on the day (currently £40)
  • Two high resolution cameras fitted to the aircraft create an amazing two picture split screen video including pilot commentary
  • Receive your recording on a branded USB memory stick with lanyard to take away after the flight as a memento of your experience

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.

Information

  • 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
  • Maximum weight is 85kg (187.4 lbs) 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 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 a pregnant
  • All wing walkers 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

  • 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

Minimum Age: 18 years

Maximum Age: 80 years

  • Selected dates between April and October
  • Displays can be scheduled to 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 dependent, if your display is cancelled due to poor weather an alternative date will be arranged

2024 Dates:

  • 31st May - 2nd June
  • 26th July - 28th July

  • 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

Locations

  • Somerset
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