Wing-Walk for the NKF 

The first man to Wing-Walk was Omar Locklear in 1918 on a Curtis Jenny Bi-plane, legend has it that he first climbed out onto the lower wings during his pilot training in the Army Air Service during World War I. Undaunted, Ormer just climbed out of the cockpit onto the wings in flight whenever there was a mechanical issue and fixed the problem.

On November 8, 1918, Locklear wowed the crowd at Barron Field, Texas, with his daredevil wing-walking stunts. Wing walking was seen as an extreme form of barnstorming, and wing walkers would constantly take up the challenge of outdoing one another.

Now you have the opportunity to be part of that history, to give your own Wing walking display in front of your invited guests – and create a memorable occasion you will remember forever.

Based in Dunkeswll Airfield, Devon

             Breighton Aerodrome, Yorkshire

             Bodmin Airfield, Cornwall

The Aircraft is a Boeing Stearman Bi plane and is flown by one of the most experience display pilots in the world, we promise you one of the most unusual, exciting and breathtaking event you may ever do in your life. 



CHECKLIST

  • Under 77kg (12stone 2lb)
  • Be able to climb up the aircraft to the top wing where the Rig is fixed (about 10 feet)
  • At least 18 years old. If older than 65 you will require a Doctor’s signature confirming your fitness to participate in this experience

Costs  

Registration fee £100

Sponsorship £499

Date

Dates are available throughout the year. 

For more details or to sign up please contact the NKF fundraising office on 01263 722287 or email [email protected]