Would you like to take part in an adrenaline pumping challenge like no other? Join The Sussex Beacon and take part in a hair-raising Wing Walk to raise money for a good cause.
The Wing Walk will be taking place at 10am on the 6th and 7th of May 2023, at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent.
With your support we can raise vital funds for our community services. This means that we can continue our vital specialist care for people living with HIV, who might be recovering from treatment, getting help with new medication or seeking support for their mental health. Whilst medication now means that people can live long and full lives after being diagnosed with HIV, many still suffer from secondary illnesses such as dementia or cancer, or face psychological effects from the stigma and isolation still associated with a positive diagnosis.
Your support will be immensely appreciated and will ensure that we can provide specialist HIV care for many years still to come.
Entry cost: £50
Fundraising target: £700
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place!
A warm welcome by The Wing Walk Company Team
A 15 minute briefing delivered by our team to run through; how to climb up to the rig, what to expect from your Wing Walk and Health and Safety procedures.
Please allow a minimum of 2 hours between your briefing and completing your Wing Walk
A 10 minute airborne flight
Opportunity to tailor your flight with the Pilot to either achieve the maximum adrenaline experience for you or a more relaxed flight
Viewing area for friends and family to come and watch
Option to purchase a recording of your Wing Walk from 2 on-board HD camera’s, with Pilot commentary at an additional price of £40 on the day of your wing walk
A certificate to confirm the completion of your Wing Walk Experience with The Wing Walk Company
Each airfield has a café serving hot and cold food and drinks. Toilets, car parking and excellent viewing facilities are also available. If you bring your own picnic, please do not consume it on the airfield premises.
Various hazards exist on an operational airfield and to avoid the possibility of a serious accident alcohol consumption is not allowed in any circumstances on any of our operational airfields.
You are welcome to bring as many friends and family along to watch. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in the public areas. Please make sure your friends and family members are not late on the day as we are unable to wait for them.
Please arrive 15 minutes before for your briefing. You will be briefed in groups of up to 4 people and your order of flight will be determined on the day, so please allow up to 2 hours for your Wing Walk Flight.
The Wing Walker must be aged between 18 – 80 years of age.
The maximum weight is 85kgs (13st 4lb). On the day of your flight, if you arrive and you are overweight, you will not be able to fly and there will be a £200 re-booking fee.
The Wing Walker will be required to sign a declaration of fitness at the briefing.
If the Wing Walker suffers from high blood pressure, epilepsy, fainting, blackouts / dizziness, heart or lung disease you cannot participate. If your medical condition is being managed; you may be able to participate and should discuss this with your GP / Consultant and provide proof of this before you fly.
If the Wing Walker suffers from drug or alcohol addiction, mental health issues, or are pregnant they will not be able to participate.
Please call the Operational Number on 07871259057 up to 48 hours before the day of your flight. This will provide you with a recorded message detailing the weather conditions for the day. As you are aware this experience is weather dependant; therefore if the weather forecast is unsuitable for flying, the Wing Walk Experience will be cancelled and you will have the opportunity to reschedule at no extra cost. Please note, this number is to provide a recorded message only and is not a contact point.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your briefing time, you are welcome to arrive earlier to watch some flying or other Wing Walk experiences.
You can eat before you fly, but we would advise that you don’t have a large / heavy meal immediately before.
You must wear tight fitted clothing, no loose or baggy clothing can be worn e.g. hoodies, capes and bootleg trousers.
You must wear laced, soft soled shoes or trainers. Boots or heels are prohibited.
Depending on the temperature on the day of your Wing Walk, you may require additional layers of clothing; The Wing Walk Company branded fleeces are available if an extra layer is required.
Goggles and earplugs are compulsory to wear and are provided by the Wing Walk Company on the day.
Fancy dress costumes can be worn as long as they adhere to the above guidelines.
We advise you to remove any watches / jewellery.
Due to the wind and the high speeds reached, unfortunately contact lenses are not recommended. Glasses can be worn during the Wing Walk; we can provide you with goggles that can be worn over glasses.
Address: Headcorn Aerodrome, Ashford, TN27 9HX
Train: 1.6 miles from Headcorn Train Station
When you arrive at Headcorn Aerodrome, please park in the main car park; enter through the gate walk past the café and you will see The Wing Walk Company Office straight ahead. This will be sign posted. Please note there is now a small £2 charge per vehicle at the airfield to park, which can be paid by cash or card on arrival.