Bray Aircraft profile day 8 (Part 1) – Breitling Wingwalkers.

Day 8 (Part 1) of our ‪#‎BrayAirDisplay‬ Aircraft profile is the Breitling Wingwalkers.

The Breitling Wingwalkers are a UK based AeroSuperBatics team and 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

Their wingwalking team has performed at over 2500 different events successfully representing several large brand names in the form of very high profile sponsorship deals. Their displays are seen live by over 6 million spectators each year in the UK alone.
They perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team’s beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes.

The Aircraft

As for the aiorcraft, The Boeing Stearman is 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.

After World War II, the thousands of primary trainer PT-17 Stearman planes were auctioned off to civilians and former pilots. Many were modified for cropdusting use, with a hopper for pesticide or fertilizer fitted in place of the front cockpit.

There are many examples flying still today, and mainly used for aerobatics at airshows. And we are sure they will thrill the crowds at Bray this coming weekend!!

Photo from Foynes Airshow 2015 website and info sourced from various websites.

Check back later today for another #BrayAirDisplay aircraft profile.

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