I developed a need for speed and adrenaline at an early age, probably because I did lots of horse riding as a child. When I heard about the Breitling Wingwalkers vacancy, I jumped at the chance. Fulfilling my need for speed while creating beautiful displays is something I’ve always dreamed of!
I was thrilled to get started. I have been amazed at how much work is involved in looking elegant on the plane whilst fighting against 160mph winds! My first flight was in pouring rain and strong winds, but even that didn’t put me off. I had grown up learning to take on any challenges given to me and the thrill of plummeting during the loop made me feel free as a kite. With the extensive worldwide travel and the support of an incredibly close team, being a Breitling Wingwalker is a certainly a dream come true!
One of my favourite display moves is the Mirror, which is when I hang upside down on the inverted plane while reaching for the hands of the wingwalker flying below me. Seeing a girl below you in flight is very surreal and always leaves me laughing at how incredible it is! Being up in the sky on the beautiful Boeing Stearman aircraft is such an honour. I feel like a bird in the sky, so free and yet safe
I have been in five European shows so far, and they have all left me on a high. I keep a journal for each show I perform in, so that I can remember how amazing each moment was. I’m looking forward to coming to East Fortune for Scotland’s National Airshow. Being a natural redhead and having family from Scotland, it will be lovely to come back and embrace my roots once more, especially because this time I’ll be enjoying a different view!