Wednesday, August 19, 2009

BOY ATTEMPTS WING-WALKING RECORD !

Wingwalker
Tiger will fly at 100mph (160km/h) over Rendcomb Airfield

An eight-year-old boy is hoping to become the youngest person in the world to 'wing-walk' when he takes to the wing of his grandfather's biplane.

Tiger Brewer, from London, will fly through the air over Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire at 100mph (160km/h).

Tiger's grandfather, Vic Norman, said: "It will be wonderful to fly with Tiger on my wing."

Rhiannon Roche, of the SuperAeroBatics team, said: "We believe he will be the youngest wing-walker in the world."

The plane was due to reach 1000ft (304.8m) during the record attempt.

The world record is currently held by Guy Mason, son of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who first wing-walked in 2001 aged 11.

Tiger has grown up around wing-walkers as Mr Norman owns the SuperAeroBatics formation wing-walking team.

"He shares my passion for flying and it will be a very special experience," Mr Norman said.

Two independent witnesses will watch the flight and send their testimony to Guinness World Records who will decide if the wing-walk is a new record.

BBC NEWS REPORT.

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