Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nine-year-old girls become world's youngest formation wing-walkers

Two nine-year-old girls have taken to the skies to become the world's youngest formation wing-walkers. Rose Powell and Flame Brewer, who are cousins, flew metres apart above RAF Rendcomb in Gloucestershire, reaching speeds of up to 100mph.

They have become the third generation of their families to wing-walk on the Boeing Stearman vintage bi-planes, which are owned by the girl's grandfather Vic Norman. Mr Norman, was at the controls of Rose's plane while Martyn Carrington, director of flying at Aerosuperbatics Ltd, piloted Flame's aircraft.

Rose said her cousin had the idea and it was a "once in a lifetime experience". "The best bit was probably taking off or doing the Superwoman pose," she added. Her cousin Flame, said: "It was really, really fun and really, really windy. The best bit is just being in the air".

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The girls, both from London, were inspired to undertake the feat by the plight of their six-year-old friend Eli Crossley, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His parents have set up the Duchenne Children's Trust to raise money to research a treatment or cure in time to save Eli's life.


Fred said...

So it's not okay to walk a dog with a car (I agree with this part), but kudos for allowing little children walk on moving airplanes' wings?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above statement/question.