Daredevil 87-year-old becomes Britain’s oldest female wing walker

September 22, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Pensioner Betty Bromage went for a wing walk on a 1944 Boeing-Stearman at at Gloucestershire Airport. A daring 87-year-old woman has taken to the skies for a charity wing walk. See SWNS story SWWING; Betty Bromage, who lives in a retirement home in Cheltenham, Glos., performed the stunt - which involves being strapped to the wings of an aircraft - earlier this month at Gloucestershire Airport. As a precaution, the former nurse chose to wear a neck brace during the flight on the 1944 Boeing-Stearman. The pensioner raised over £1,100, with all the money going to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. She said: “I had a wonderful time, and being a retired nurse, am happy to support the Air Ambulance in their work that I have seen first hand. I am now looking for my next challenge.”

Pensioner Betty Bromage ”

A daring 87-year-old has taken to the skies – to become Britain’s oldest female WING-WALKER.

Brave Betty Bromage was strapped to the wings of an 1944 Boeing-Stearman during the death-defying stunt.

SWNS_WING_WALK_04Betty who lives in a retirement home in Cheltenham., Glos, took to the skies at Gloucestershire Airport.

The pensioner raised over £1,100, with all the money going to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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She said: “I had a wonderful time, and being a retired nurse, am happy to support the Air Ambulance in their work that I have seen first hand. I am now looking for my next challenge.”

Margaret Winterbourne, who works at Abbeyfield House where Betty lives, said: “Betty enjoyed the exhilaration of her flight over the local countryside, while her family, friends and fellow residents looked on with apprehension, then relief when she landed safely and happily.”

SWNS_WING_WALK_05Susie Godwin, Fundraising Manager for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in Gloucestershire, said: “This is a wonderful challenge that Betty Bromage undertook on July 8, and we are very grateful to Betty, her family and friends for bringing in much needed funds to keep our Air Ambulance operational, 365 days a year, Saving Lives by Saving Time”.

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