Gina

Gina Marshall

Gina

Team Nickname: G-Force
Wingwalking for: 1 Year

Gina is a qualified freefly skydiver and loves the feeling of being in the sky. She has spent numerous hours practicing for her skydiving in the wind tunnel so is used to moving in high wind speeds in all types of flying orientations which will help her climbing around the aircraft in flight.

Gina always knew this would be the job for her when she first saw a picture of the team performing over the Palm in Dubai. There was no looking back from that moment on and after watching a promotional video that was posted on the Breitling Wingwalkers website, she approached the team and began the application process immediately.

Outside of skydiving and wingwalking, Gina enjoys a number of outdoor activities including skiing, scuba diving and rock climbing.

Katie

Katie Hobbs

Katie

Team nickname: Shockwave
Wingwalking for: 1 Year

Katie is a local girl born and bred in the Cotswolds. Growing up on the family farm isn’t always so glamorous and her time leading up to the airshow season will be spent helping out with the lambing of the 350 strong flock of sheep.

Apart from farming Katie is a trained florist and is a keen netballer who has played in the premier league. She can’t wait start her wingwalking training and travel all over the world entertaining the public.

Kirsten

Kirsten

Kirsten

Wingwalking for: First Season

Kirsten has a keen interest in textiles and design, with her creativity leading to a Foundation diploma in graphics at Stroud College. Alongside her creative work, she found a love for circus arts and actively got involved with training in trapeze and aerial silks.

Proving her success in these performances, Kirsten moved on to teach pupils aerial arts at School of Larks, a local circus school, with students ranging from 2 years old to adults.

Kirsten feels incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to become a professional Wing walker, and is eager to travel the world performing.

Getting the job was a dream come true for Kirsten and she looks forward to hanging upside down every time she flies!

 

Nikita

Nikita Salmon

Nikita

Team nickname: Keets
Wingwalking for: 5th Season

Nikita graduated from Cardiff University where she studied Psychology and Sociology. After moving back home to Northleach in 2013 she was thrilled to find an advert in the local paper for a part time wingwalker. As a child, Nikita went to many airshows and was frequently a spectator at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford. She says she was always captivated by the magic of the team and the amazing display, but never thought it would be possible to be a part of it.

Her family have always been involved in the aviation world, her mother and father were both in the RAF and her father continues to fly today for an airline. Because of her parents love of flying they were extremely excited when Nikita said she wanted to apply for the wingwalking position. However they thought she was mad wanting to be strapped to the outside of the plane rather than be inside it!

Nikita says the thrill of wingwalking provides a sensation that very few are lucky enough to experience and nothing compares to the speed and exhilaration of diving into the sky and pulling out of a loop.

Nikita is also a primary school teacher. Her pupils are always a little surprised when they first learn about her weekend job on the wing!