Thursday, August 20, 2009
Youngest wing-walker-world record set by Tiger
CIRENCESTER, England -- Tiger Brewer, 8,
flew at 100mph (160 kilometres) at 1,000 feet over Rendcomb
Airfield in Gloucestershire on the wing of his grandfather
Vic Norman's biplane-setting the world record for the Youngest
Tiger, from Notting Hill, London, has
grown up around wing-walkers as Mr Norman owns the SuperAeroBatics
formation wing-walking team.
previous Guinness world record for the Youngest
wing-walker was held by Guy Mason, son of Pink Floyd
drummer Nick Mason, who first wing-walked in 2001 aged 11.
Two independent witnesses who watched the
flight at Rendcomb Airfield, Cirencester, in Gloucestershire.
Cirencester Mayor Geoffrey Adams presented Tiger with a certificate
to mark his achievement.
Tiger comes from a family of daredevils
but had to wait until he was tall enough for his feet to touch
the wing. After the feat Tiger tucked into a bag of Wotsits.
"On take-off I was scared. From one to 10 it
was probably a nine, but when I was in the air it was probably
a five," he said. "It felt amazing, like I was on top of the
world. It was cold and windy but it can't be beat. You don't
have a parachute, just a pair of goggles."
Tiger's mum Zoe has been wing-walking from
a young age and his sisters Star, 14, and five-year-old Flame
were there to watch.
Tiger's dad Colin, who has legally changed
his name to Happy Birthday, said: "I wasn't scared for him
physically, just emotionally. He was nervous and although
he acts like a big man he is only eight. But he just kept
repeating his mantra 'go away fear' and he did it. We are
immensely proud of him. He wanted to do this for years but
wasn't tall enough."
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August 20, 2009