The Breitling Wingwalkers are based in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom have been specialists in display flying for over 30 years and operate one of the best known and loved civilian air display acts in Europe.
The team pilots fly the aircraft through a well rehearsed energetic routine of dazzling aerobatics and close formation flypasts as the wingwalkers wave at the crowd. These manoeuvres include, loops, rolls, stall turns and even inverted flight! During all of this, the wingwalkers experience speeds of up to 150 mph and ‘G’ forces of up to 4G!
The aircraft they use are Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 which was a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy and with the Royal Canadian Air Forceas the Kaydet throughout World War II.
After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in air shows.
You can see the wing walkers display on Saturday (1630) & Sunday (1635) of the Rhyl Air Show