Saturday 28 May 2011

First flight for the Baby Wingwalkers in their 2011 livery

A few weeks ago Richard flew one of the Baby Wingwalkers at Rendcomb at a Help for Heroes event.

There have been a few changes on the planes and in the wingwalkers' outfits for 2011 and this was the first display for the new colour scheme.
We flew at the start of the event and it was very bumpy because there was a rainstorm coming in behind us.  Part way through the routine we looked at the big black cloud getting closer and closer and advised Richard to land - just in time as the heavens opened shortly afterwards.

After about 20 minutes or so the weather cleared up and the full size planes had great weather as the wind had dropped.  We were jealous!  Let's hope the rest of the flights this year have better weather.

If you want to see more photos of the new colour scheme and wingwalker outfits visit Baby Wingwalkers on Facebook.

Photos courtesy of and copyright of Chris Bowler

Sunday 8 May 2011

Updating the model Stearmans and wingwalkers for 2011

Breitling have made a few changes to the full size planes' design and the wingwalkers' costumes for 2011. We had a chance earlier this week to visit Rendcomb to take some photos for reference and saw the full size team practising their routine.

Now it's down to Richard to reflect the changes in the models. He's already added the numbers on the nose of each plane and started cutting out the new costumes.