Not many vintage or aerobatic flight experiences are quite as bonkers as this, a Wing Walking experience where you will be flying on the top wing of a genuine vintage Boeing Stearman biplane at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent! Situated in the heart of the Kent countryside, 25 minutes west of Ashford, Headcorn is a former RAF airfield, which also hosts parachuting and vintage pleasure flights, and thus offers the perfect backdrop from which to take on a flying experience unlike any other. Upon arrival at the venue, you'll be welcomed by the ground crew team, who will take you through a full and thorough briefing, explaining and showing you everything, including climbing into and out of the harness that you'll be attached to. This is, as you might expect, an experience for the agile who are able to climb onto and off the top of the plane. And the nerves will build as you stand, strapped to the top wing of the plane, as it gathers speed and takes off up the runway and into the air, flying speeds of up to 120 mph! So if you're daring to do something a bit different whilst airborne, wing walking may well be it.
Wing walk at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent
Fly on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman biplane
This is the stuff of bucket list dreams for you!
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 an hour on site, the flight itself will last 10 minutes
Invite up to 50 friends or family to watch your wing walk experience
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.
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
You must weigh less than 13 stone 4 lbs (85kg)
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 are 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
Individuals with additional needs or requirements CAN WING WALK!
If you find it difficult to participate in able-bodied activities but still want to be challenged and push your limits, Wing Walking may be perfect
Triple amputees along with deaf and blind individuals have experienced wing walking
Please check with our customer services team to discuss individual requirement
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: 80 years
Maximum Height: 250.00 cm
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
This is an anytime voucher, which will give you the flexibility to choose a weekday or weekend slot
Weekday sessions generally take place on Mondays and Thursdays
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 arrange
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
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- once you buy a voucher you are not then left to book the experience yourself. We handle your booking from A-Z, not only providing online dates but also dealing with the supplier to secure your date. Even after you have had your experience, we will ask you for a review of the event to ensure everything went ok.
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- After each event we invite our customers to review the venue and the provider. This valuable feedback is then used to improve our service and also made public to other customers considering the same event. As a returning customer you will be eligible for a trackdays.co.uk discount code to use on your next purchase.
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