Two British schoolgirls flew into the record books yesterday – as the world’s youngest ever WING-WALKING formation team.
Nine-year-old cousins Flame Brewer and Rose Powell were harnessed to two of their grandfather Vic Norman’s 1942 Boeing Spearman aircraft.
They flew at speeds of up to 100mph, just metres from each other and 500ft over the countryside in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Brave Rose, of south London, said: “I’ve just been wing walking and it was totally amazing. It felt like I was a little bird and I was flying above lots of little model houses and villages.
“When I went up there, first of all I screamed and then I did the Superwoman pose and then I just waved. I waved a lot. If I can do it again I would because it was really fun.
“When I got down on the ground I felt really proud of myself and also relieved to be back on the ground.”
Flame, from North London added: “It was really really fun but really really windy.
“When they started up the engines and we went along the runway it was really bumpy but when we got in the air it was really good.
“I did lots of waving – it was too windy to do any other moves.”
The girls are the third generation of their family to walk on the wings of the planes, and Flame’s big brother Tiger holds the world record for the youngest wing walker, which he achieved in 2009, aged eight.
Flame’s mum Zoe, 44, added: “I think there was a bit of sibling rivalry.
“I’ve been up there myself and have watched my father do the same, so while I was happy to see their feet safely on the ground again, it perhaps isn’t as nerve racking for me as you might expect.”
The stunt at RFC Rendcomb Airfield near Cirencester, aimed to raise awareness of the Duchenne Children’s Trust which was set up by family friend Emily Crossley, whose son Eli, six, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.