Take to the skies for Weston Hospicecare’s first wing-walk

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 November 2018

Do you have what it takes to join Weston Hospiceare’s wing-walk?

Do you have what it takes to join Weston Hospiceare’s wing-walk?


Charitable people are being invited to reach new heights in Weston Hospicecare’s first ever wing-walk.

Do you have what it takes to join Weston Hospiceare�s wing-walk?Do you have what it takes to join Weston Hospiceare�s wing-walk?

The hospice offers a range of thrilling challenges for people to raise money and now it is running an exciting new venture.

On June 21, participants take to the air atop an Aerosuperbatics biplane for a one-in-a-lifetime experience, flying at speeds of 140mph and 1,000ft in the air.

Aerosuperbatics will be familiar to many people in Weston as its wing-walking tandem display team features annually at the town’s air festival and Armed Forces Weekend.

The firm is considered to be one of the world’s most established and experienced wing-walking teams so participants will be safe as they stand on the wings of the plane.

Do you have what it takes to join Weston Hospiceare�s wing-walk?Do you have what it takes to join Weston Hospiceare�s wing-walk?

The hospice’s challenge manager Simon Angear said: “We are always on the lookout for new challenges to set for our supporters, who are an intrepid bunch and are always looking for unusual ways to support us, and we wanted to find something really special for our 30th anniversary year.

“This is a fabulous opportunity to get involved in something really exciting and extraordinary.

“It promises to be a day to remember for everyone who take part – and of course, they will all know they are contributing to the vital work of the hospice by getting involved.”

Wing-walkers will enjoy a one-to-one with the expert pilot who will be taking them into the air, during which they can choose which manoeuvres they are brave enough to take on.

Would-be walkers can secure a place by paying a £150 registration fee and then will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £500.

Although the organisers would like to open the experience up to as many people as possible, there are some restrictions.

For safety reasons, the experience is limited to people of a maximum height of 6ft 1ins, weigh 13.5 stone and must be over 18. Those over 65 are also asked to provide a doctor’s note or self-declaration saying they are fit to complete the challenge.

Simon added: “This could be an item on your bucket list, a challenge to set yourself, or even an unusual Christmas present for someone else.”

The wing-walk will start and finish at Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucester.

To register, email simon.angear@westonhospicecare.org.uk

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