Since the days of the 1920’s barnstormers, wing walking has been a popular display at air shows around the world. This is where someone stands and walks about the wings of an aircraft whilst it is in flight and often during some form of aerobatics! I have seen a few this year at some of the air shows I have attended and it’s always a fun stunt to watch. Today the show is much like it always was with the one obvious exception; the introduction of safety harnesses!
There is quite a lot of glamour associated with wing walking these days. The Breitling Wingwalkers are a classic example, with their bright orange Boeing Stearman aircraft and beautiful women doing the wing walking. It adds some pizzazz to any air show!
The Boeing Stearman biplane is a popular choice of aircraft for wind walking teams. Relatively slow and very stable with aerobatic capability; the Stearman is the perfect choice.