Wingwalkers at work with Breitling
Wingwalkers at work with Breitling Stearman's at Airshow Aerodrome de Cambrai, Nierges, France.
Wingwalking dates from the romantic era after the First World War when young pilots returned home exhilarated from their adventures in the sky, keen to earn a living in the clouds. These daring heroes purchased surplus war biplanes cheaply and travelled the country captivating civilians with the opportunity of flying, landing in fields and charging locals for their first taste of flight. To capture the imagination of potential customers the pilots flew down the main street of each town at low level and persuaded girlfriends and engineers to climb out along the wing of their aircraft.
Now over 80 years later, the Breitling pilots are celebrating the passion of those early adventurers. Pulling up to 4G (4 times their own body weight) they loop, roll and turn the biplanes through the sky with deliciously daring wingwalkers such as Danielle waving and performing handstands on the wings.
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