The Breitling Wingwalkers Throw A Spectacular Aerial Acrobatics Show

NewsflarePublished: September 5, 201714 views
Published: September 5, 2017

The Breitling Wingwalkers were among the highlights of this year's Rhyl Airshow in north Wales. Formerly known as AeroSuperBatics, the Breitling Wingwalkers is a British aerobatics and wingwalking team. The world's only aerobatic formation wingwalking team uses Boeing Stearman biplanes from the 1940s, which can reach speeds up to 150 miles per hour.

While in the sky, the wingwalkers, as the acrobats like to call themselves, perform handstands and climb all around the aircrafts, all while fighting air pressure and waving at the crowd that is watching them from ground level with a smile.

AeroSuperBatics was founded in 1989 by Vic Norman, a veteran aerobatics pilot. The team's shows consist of two or four planes performing aerobatic maneuvers while female athletes, attached to a post above the wings, engage in acrobatics. As of 2011, they are known as the Breitling Wingwalkers, after their major sponsor, the Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling.

The team of acrobats currently counts five daredevil women: Stella Guilding, who’s been on the team for eight seasons; Nikita Salmon, a wingwalker for five seasons; Emily Guilding has been introduced to the team four seasons ago; and Katie Hobbs and Gina Marshall have just finished their first season.

So if you are a talkative girl, taller than 5’4 and are not afraid of heights, be sure to be on the lookout for the next call for the Breitling Wingwalkers!

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