Not satisfied by a 9-5 office job? Fancy high-octane adventure and the chance to show off in front of millions of people? If so, the part-time job of a lifetime is awaiting with the world’s only professional wingwalking team, based in Gloucestershire.
Thanks to increasing demand from as far afield as China and Australia, the team are launching a campaign to recruit more wingwalkers. Successful applicants could begin training with the team in spring 2018.
Seen live by over six million spectators each year, the team’s wingwalkers perform at speeds of up to 150 mph on the top wings of vintage 1940s biplanes. The aircraft fly an energetic aerobatic routine of loops, rolls and even inverted flight as the wingwalkers perform handstands and wave at the crowd.
The wingwalkers also play a vital role in safety briefing the increasing number of members of the public who can now try wingwalking for themselves at the team’s base near Cirencester.
For safety reasons, professional wingwalkers must be no taller than 5’4” and weigh less than 8.5 stone. No previous wingwalking experience is necessary but a talent for dance or gymnastics would be an advantage. To apply, send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to their search for more wingwalkers, the team are also offering a unique corporate sponsorship opportunity. The team’s seven-year deal with watch-maker Breitling SA has just come to an end, triggering only the sixth time in the team’s 30-year existence that a change of team branding has become available.
“Since we first started wingwalking in 1987 we’ve always worked with high-profile corporate partners, such as Cadbury’s Crunchie, Utterly Butterly, Guinot and most recently Breitling” says Vic Norman, team founder and owner. “Being one of a kind in the world helps, but it goes deeper than that. We’ve got eye-catching flying billboards and exciting ambassadors in the shape of our wingwalkers and pilots. Wingwalking is so unusual it grabs attention wherever we go.”