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Wing Walking Challenge
Dates available (Essex base) between April - October 2018
Working alongside the Aerobatic Tactics team we are able to offer this amazing challenge for you to experience the thrill of a wing walking ride from this private aerodrome in the heart of Essex for one of our partner charities.
The Aerobatic Tactics team Stearman biplane is available for wing walking experience flights from their main base Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TNThe current 2018 available dates from Damyns Hall Aerodrome are as follows.15th April to the 13th May, 2nd June to the 1st OctoberThe current 2018 available dates from Compton Abbas Aerodrome are as follows.9th, 10th and 20th June, 1st, 28th and 29th July
On the day of your wing walking experience, friends and family are welcome and both airfields have a viewing area and a cafeteria serving food and drink until late afternoon. You will be with the team fhor a maximum of 90 minutes, but you are welcome to stay at the airfield and enjoy the atmosphere for the day.
Before your flight the team will provide a comprehensive ground and safety briefing when you will need to sign a fitness/waiver declaration. Once strapped into the 5 point harness you will take off for a 10 minute ultimate experience that will include zooms and climbs at speeds up to 130mph and passes near to friends and family.
With 2 high resolution cameras fitted to the aircraft it is possible to record your flight. The recording includes cockpit and engine sounds and is edited then returned to you by post within 28 days in DVD format. The cost of this lasting reminder of your flight is £50 and can be paid for on the day. After your flight you will receive a certificate confirming you have participated in a wing walk.
• Wing Walkers must be between 18 and 65 years old (Doctors letter/note required on the day to confirm fitness for 65 years plus)
• You must be between 5 and 6ft tall (1.52-1.83m)
• You must weigh less than 12 stone (77kg)
• 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
• If you have any pre existing medical conditions which you feel may prevent you from taking part you should consult your doctor
• All wingwalkers 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
On payment of the deposit we will contact your chosen charity to let them know you are supporting them.
Once you have raised the minimum donation the charity will cover the cost of the challenge, which is £435.00 (£450 for Compton Abbas) and keep the remaining donation to benefit their charity.
The wing walk challenge is weather dependent therefore it may be wise NOT to book and pay for any travel and accommodation in advance.
Terms and Conditions
The Booking Fee is not refundable unless we are responsible for your cancellation. You can re schedule your booking up to 48hrs before your flight at no charge.
Should the weather be unsuitable for wing walking on the day it will be up to the wing walker to return to the aerodrome on another occasion(s) if necessary to complete their wing walk. In consideration of the payment of the booking all reasonable steps to arrange the wing walk at your nearest available aerodrome but since wing walking is a very popular experience, we may be forced to offer you an alternative venue due to lack of availability at aerodromes.
As part of our Civil Aviation Authority approval all wing walkers have to be weighed before the flight and it is their responsibility to ensure they are at or below the maximum weight when dressed for the flight. The booking fee is not refundable if on arrival people are not within the weight limitation.
Medical Restrictions (In this section 'you' refers to the wing walker)
To wing walk you must be between 18 and 65.
From 66 to 75 you will need a GP’s declaration of good health..
To wing walk you must weigh under 12 stone 2 pounds (77kgs).
The principal medical restrictions for all wing walks are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma but if you are in any doubt please contact us for further information. All wing walkers are required to sign a medical form before their wing walk declaring their fitness to take part.
On payment of the fee for the training and the wing walk, all wing walkers are covered by the aircraft Liability Insurance Policy up to £25 million for liability to Third Parties and personal injury including death.
Wing walking is an adventure experience and participation in such experiences necessarily involves a risk of injury or death regardless of the standard of training, supervision and equipment employed. I voluntarily accept all the risks inherent in the experience and I agree for myself and my personal representatives to indemnify and hold harmless Aerobatic Tactics Ltd against any claim or claims whether on my own account or from third parties arising out of any accident or incident resulting in any loss or damage (including bodily injury and death).
By completing your booking on-line you are confirming that you have read all the above sections marked Booking Terms and Conditions, Medical Restrictions, Insurance, and Important Notice, and understand and agree to be bound to those terms and conditions and to comply fully with the same.
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