Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the wingwalking take place?
The wingwalking takes place from our private grass airfield in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The address is RFC Rendcomb, The Whiteway, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7DF. We are unable to offer wingwalks from any other venues.
When should I arrive at the airfield?
The time booked is the time you need to arrive at the airfield, this is not the time of your flight. However, you are welcome to arrive earlier to watch any wingwalkers before your scheduled briefing.
Do you offer a video of the flight?
Yes we do! You will be asked on the day of the wingwalk if you would like this. A Go Pro camera is on the plane facing the wingwalker. Most body-mounted cameras are not suitable (including helmets and headcams), however participants are welcome to bring along any cameras and mounts/harness for the pilot to assess the suitability. Hand held cameras are not permitted due to the risk of them falling and causing damage.
What happens on the day?
After training and a full safety briefing, one of our professional wingwalkers will strap you securely to the top wing of our aircraft. You will then be taken to the skies for a series of flypasts in front of your family and friends below.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs welcome as long as they are kept on a lead and any mess cleared up.
What is the height and weight limit?
Height limit is 6ft 2inch (1.88m) and weight limit 14 stone (89kg).
What should I wear?
Comfortable, warm clothes that you can climb around in. No hoods or toggles. Flat-soled shoes (e.g. trainers) are suitable. We provide flying overalls to go over your own clothes.
Can I wear my glasses?
You must wear the goggles we provide, if you wear glasses and they fit under the goggles comfortably you can keep them on. If they are a larger type of frame you will need to remove them. Contact lenses are good, but occasionally they can become dislodged so do bring a spare pair or your glasses.
Is there an age limit?
The minimum age is 18, there is no maximum limit.
How difficult is it to climb onto the aircraft?
You need to be able to climb completely unassisted up to and down from the top wing of one of our biplanes. This is a steep climb of approximately 10ft / 3m, involving a high leg lift up on to the bottom wing and another high leg lift to get over the side of the cockpit, kneeling and pulling yourself up using the various struts and wires to get on to the top wing. This requires decent mobility in legs and arms and grip strength. If can climb a stile or small ladder this should be adequate. Do give us a call if you are concerned and want to discuss this further.
Will I be climbing around the aircraft in flight?
No definitely not, this is for the professionals only! You will be secured into the safety harness on the top wing for take-off and landing
I have an ongoing health condition, can I still wingwalk?
You will be asked to sign a health declaration form on the day of the wingwalk. If you suffer from any of the following conditions you will be unable to fly: Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts, fainting fits or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction.