The Wingwalker

Today was the first day of the Florida International Airshow here in Punta Gorda. Unfortunately, the government sequestration meant that the Blue Angels wouldn’t be flying, nor the F-22 or the Heritage flight. Without the big jets, an airshow loses some of it’s appeal.

That doesn’t mean that the show can’t be exciting though. We did have the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and Jane Wicker, Wingwalker. Her show was particularly spectacular because she doesn’t use a safety line while actually walking between the wings of her Stearman biplane, Aurora, and hanging off the leading edge. This happens while the Stearman is being flown though a variety of aerobatic maneuvers. Here are a few shots from her show.

Above the wing

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Between the wings

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Below the wing

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A really, really impressive show.

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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