A Cardiff thrill seeker has defied gravity to raise vital funds for the Royal Air Forces Association (RAF Association).
Jane Bamber (46) was voluntarily strapped to the wing of an aircraft and flown above the English countryside to raise almost £1000 for the charity.
She was exposed to an exciting series of flypasts, zoom climbs, dives and banking turns, all while balancing on the wing of a 1940s Boeing Stearman biplane.
The wing walk was organised in support of the RAF Association’s Wings Appeal which offers of support, help and friendship to serving and veteran RAF personnel and their families.
Jane is no stranger to daring challenges. She explained: “I have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, abseiled down a waterfall and completed a tandem skydive. The only thing I was worried about this time was throwing up all over the plane!”
Helen Tempest, Challenge Events Manager at the RAF Association, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Jane and everyone brave enough to take part. Wing walking can be a once in a lifetime experience. To be in the air with views of the ground below is very special.”
The RAF Association will be staging other wing walking experiences at RFC Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire. If you would like to find out about taking part while supporting a good cause, please visit www.rafa.org.uk/get-involved/challenge-events-challenge-yourself/.
You can donate by visiting Jane’s fundraising page www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/janebamber1