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Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:16 pm
by T6Harvard
Ooh, @BobM that sounds exciting! I'll pm you.

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:24 pm
by Lefty
2nd tip - don’t wear a skirt or a kilt !

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:10 pm
by lutonwho
T6Harvard wrote:
JonathanB wrote:Eeep, I'm booked in for Friday 2nd July at 13:30! :shock:


I considered doing this for charity BUT, I thought it might give me vertigo and put me off flying. I'd LOVE to fly seated in a Stearman though!! * Sidles off to look for Stearman experience flights *


TG Aviation at Lydd do experience flights in their Stearman. LW

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:23 pm
by T6Harvard
Thanks, @lutonwho , that's good to know.

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:20 pm
by JonathanB
Well I did it yesterday and it was amazing fun. I had to pay extra and go up a second time for Aeros of course! Video to follow once I’ve worked out how to edit the multiple shots together it to some sort of decent montage!

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:01 pm
by JonathanB
I edited a video of my flights... (my first go at "proper" video editing, so go easy!)


Many thanks to Mike Tango for the loan of the forward facing Go Pro.

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:32 pm
by PeteSpencer
What a fabulous video and fantastic adventure .

I still think you’re nuts though :lol: :lol:

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:39 pm
by TopCat
Bloody hell!

Awesome. I got slightly sweaty palms watching the second half of that.

Couple of questions, if I may...

- What was the G like during the loops? You were standing up, which is presumably worse than sitting or lying down.
- Any vertigo? All that pointing straight down during the aeros!!
- What happens in a forced landing? That post you were strapped to was shorter than you, so if it landed in some crops, and nosed over, wouldn't it risk snapping your head off? There's no roll bar or equivalent?

Still... bloody well done. More balls than me.

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:53 pm
by joystick
Is this Tony ?
Image

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:19 pm
by Hooligan
That's certainly one of the Tiger Club's Super Tigers - G-AOAA I think, so likely Tony Calvey. Think that might be Redhill.

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:19 pm
by JonathanB
TopCat wrote:- What was the G like during the loops? You were standing up, which is presumably worse than sitting or lying down.


I don't remember it being bad - it's mostly poositive I think so you're being pushed "down" onto the wing. The harness is very secure as well.


TopCat wrote:- Any vertigo? All that pointing straight down during the aeros!!


Nope!

TopCat wrote:- What happens in a forced landing? That post you were strapped to was shorter than you, so if it landed in some crops, and nosed over, wouldn't it risk snapping your head off? There's no roll bar or equivalent?


Probably best not to think about that option. It did cross my mind that I would be somewhat inclined to release the harness (you have to pull and twist a locking pin first) and duck though...

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:53 pm
by joystick
Hooligan wrote:That's certainly one of the Tiger Club's Super Tigers - G-AOAA I think, so likely Tony Calvey. Think that might be Redhill.

Yes Redhill airshow think it was 1988 and he has 1 leg .

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:56 pm
by Mike Tango
JonathanB wrote:I edited a video of my flights... (my first go at "proper" video editing, so go easy!)


Brilliant! Rather you than me though :D

Random thought… wonder if anyone has ever barfed whilst on the wing, that could be messy.

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:16 pm
by PeteSpencer
I should imagine the positive pressure of 90kt airflow at the victim, er, participant’s gob would keep the barf in. :roll:

@JonathanB Show us a picture of that famous smile /perma-grin !! :lol:

Re: Wing Walking

PostPosted:Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:32 pm
by Hooligan
joystick wrote:
Hooligan wrote:That's certainly one of the Tiger Club's Super Tigers - G-AOAA I think, so likely Tony Calvey. Think that might be Redhill.

Yes Redhill airshow think it was 1988 and he has 1 leg .


Got to be the time I saw him then, could have sworn it was 'CDC. Super shows those were...