IMS wingwalking high! - and supporting cancer research
- 08 December 2010
- Company & Industry News
UK based AeroSuperBatics, and their amazing Breitling wingwalking team are based at Redcomb airfield near Cirencester. The airfield was formerly a pilot's training base for World War 1 pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner to the RAF, and the airfield is still retained in the same style today. When performing, the professional wingwalking team completes a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of a beautiful Boeing Stearman biplane.
Adrian's experience began on a perfect English summer morning, by being introduced to the pilot for a briefing on the flying routine for the day. Then after being strapped to the top wing of the biplane by one of the Breitling wingwalking team, he began the bumpy trip across the airfield for takeoff. "This was the worst part of the whole experience" explained Adrian. "But after turning into the wind and accelerating the plane was quickly airborne and the sensation was incredible!" The plane climbed to a sufficient height to see the landscape for many miles before diving and soaring around the airfield for 25 minutes. "It took a few moments to feel comfortable up there in the onrushing wind" he commented "but I hope to do it all over again in the not too distant future. It was fantastic!"
As a strong supporter of cancer research, Adrian donated the money raised by IMS to pay for the special birthday experience directly to the charity.