- Challenge Information
Wing Walking Challenge
Dates available (Essex base) between July - October 2020 & April - October 2021
Working alongside the Skymax 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.
Both Skymax Boeing Stearman biplanes are available for wing walking experience flights from their base at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TN
On the day of your wing walking experience, friends and family are welcome to watch from the viewing area, which has a cafeteria serving food and drink until late afternoon - both indoor and outdoor seating is available, as are separate toilet facilities. You will be with the team for approximately 90 minutes, but are welcome to stay at the airfield and enjoy the atmospherefor as long as you wish.
Before your flight, the team will provide a comprehensive ground safety briefing, after which, you will need to sign a fitness/waiver declaration. Once strappedin tothe 5 point harness system, youwill take to the skies for your 10 minute ultimate flying experience.Your flight will be conducted in airspace directly in front of your friends and family, who will easily see you performing during a series of low passes, zooms and climbs, reaching speeds of up to 130mph!
With 2 high resolution cameras fitted to the aircraft, it is possible to record your flight.The recording is made directly onto a USB stick and is available for purchase on the day, at a cost of £50 - a lasting reminder of your unique adventure!
• Wing Walkers must be between 18 and 65 years old (A Doctors signature required on the fitness declaration for 66 year olds or older - it must be brought along on the day)
• You must be 6ft tall (1.83m) or less
• You must weigh less than 12st 2lbs (77kg) - from 1st June 2021, you must weigh less than 13st. 5lbs (85 kg)
• 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 - no hoodies or loose toggle strings
• Earplugs and goggles are provided
• Loose items of Jewellery will need to be removed for the wing walk
• 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 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.(inclusive), to self-declare your fitness
From 66 to 75 you will need a GP’s declaration of good health. (inclusive), you will also need a GP’s signature on your fitness declaration
To wing walk you must weigh under 12st 2lbs (77kg) - from 1st June 2021, you must weigh less than 13st. 5lbs (85 kg).
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 Skymax (Aviation) 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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