Join us for the experience of a lifetime and take to the skies in aid of Hospiscare!
- Date: A day that suits you
- Time: Your time slot will be confirmed once you have signed up
- Venue: Dunkeswell Airfield, Dunkeswell, Honiton, EX14 4LG
We have a special Hospiscare Wing Walk days, when we’ll be there at the airfield to cheer you on all the way! But if you can’t make any of those dates, you could book a day that suits you.
We’re just confirming our Hospiscare wing walk dates for 2024, so keep an eye on this page and stay tuned!
What to expect:
On the ground, you’ll be given a safety briefing. Then it’s into the ‘rig’, securely strapped into the specialist five-point harness.
With the propeller spinning and engine gurgling, it might well be the moment you ask yourself what on earth you’re doing. You (yes, you!) are about to take off in a splendid vintage Boeing Stearman biplane. You’ll be 10 ft above the ground, strapped to the top wing – and as the throttle opens and the plane moves off at a pace, you’ll realise you’re in for the flight of your life!
The first thing that hits you is the onrush of wind. It’ll hit you right in the face until your cheeks wobble. Once you’ve got used to the extraordinary sensation of flying on the wing of a Stearman, your pilot will start the routine. You’ll find yourself zooming past the flight line in a series of maneuvers. It’s thrilling, it’s noisy, it’s windy but it’s brilliant.
Now you’re feeling like a confident wing walker, it’s time to take this Devonshire display up a notch. Hold on tight as you dive from 500ft, whoop with delight as you execute a daring zoom climb and holler with excitement as you perform a final ‘run and break’ before coming in to land.
This really isn’t an experience to miss, so go on – do something different and make a difference. Go Wing Walking in Devon and support your local Hospice.
Option 1 – Fundraising: £100 deposit and fundraise a further £499
Option 2 – Self-fund: Pay £399 and fundraise £200
• Wing walkers must be under 85kg
• There is no height restrictions for this experience
• Minimum age is 18. There is no upper age limit but over 65’s must have a doctor’s note
• You must be able and fit enough to climb up the aircraft to the rig on the top wing (approximately 10 feet)