VIDEO: Defying gravity – Breitling Wingwalkers to star at Emergency Services Show

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THIS year is the tenth Emergency Services Show, and the organisers are marking the occasion with a spectacular sky-high display.

The Breitling Wingwalkers will be making their debut at the Show with their unique brand of retro glamour and colourful showmanship. The pilots will perform a breathtaking sequence of formation loops and rolls, while daring wingwalkers perform acrobatics on the wings.

As the world’s only formation wingwalking display team, the Breitling Wingwalkers are renowned for dazzling spectators at events throughout Europe and beyond. Recent trips have seen the team displaying in front of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, at Aero India in Bangalore, and in Japan for the Iwakuni Friendship Day.

Painted in their striking orange Breitling livery, the beautiful 1940s Stearman biplanes will roar through the skies at speeds of up to 140mph above Hullavington, each with a wingwalker climbing around the aircraft and performing handstands while waving to the crowd below.

For the impressive ‘Cockpit Lady’ pass, the daring wingwalkers leave the safety of their static harness and climb down to the cockpit during flight. While standing in front of the pilot’s windscreen, they will perform a balletic pose as they soar above the Emergency Services Show at 100mph!

Official supplier to the aviation world, Breitling is the leading manufacturer of high quality luxury sports watches. With their strong aviation heritage supplying instruments for professionals, the wingwalking team is honoured to represent the Breitling brand.

Chris Harvey, chairman of the Emergency Services Show Charitable Trust, said: “2015 is our tenth Show and we wanted to bring in something we have never had before. The Breitling Wingwalkers are nationally renowned, and we are delighted to be bringing them to our event! It will be a spectacular sight for our visitors, and it’s unlike anything we’ve had at the Show before.””

The Emergency Services Show is organised by volunteers from a number of organisations, including Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, Wiltshire Police and South Western Ambulance Service. More than £115,000 has been donated since 2005 to groups that support the work of the emergency services, and the organising committee has recently become a registered charity in its own right.

This year’s anniversary Show – sponsored by Vodafone, the Grist Group, Forces War Records and Primetech – is being held on Sunday 13 September at Hullavington airfield, just off J17 of the M4.

Tickets are priced at £6.50 for adults, £3.50 for under 16s and under threes get in for free – online ticket sales are now open, and a pre-purchased family ticket will cost £18, giving a saving of £2.

In addition, the website www.emergencyservicesshow.com is open for exhibitors and traders to book space at the Show – although commercial traders will be charged, charities and non-commercial exhibitors can attend for free. All exhibitors are asked to register in advance.

Amongst the other attractions planned for the day include police dog displays, air ambulance displays, cooker fire demonstrations, fire engine and police car rides, new and vintage emergency vehicles, a fun fair and much more.

For more information, follow the show at www.facebook.com/EmergencyServicesShow or on Twitter @999show.

 

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