FAQ

Where does the wingwalking take place?
The wingwalking takes place from our private grass airfield in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The address is RFC Rendcomb, The Whiteway, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7DF. We are unable to offer wingwalks from any other venues.
Do you offer a video of the flight?
Yes we do! You will be asked on the day of the wingwalk if you would like this. A Go Pro camera is on the plane facing the wingwalker. Most body-mounted cameras are not suitable (including helmets and headcams), however participants are welcome to bring along any cameras and mounts/harness for the pilot to assess the suitability.  Hand held cameras are not permitted due to the risk of them falling and causing damage.
Can I wear my glasses?
You must wear the goggles we provide, if you wear glasses and they fit under the goggles comfortably you can keep them on. If they are a larger type of frame you will need to remove them. Contact lenses are good, but occasionally they can become dislodged so do bring a spare pair or your glasses.
How difficult is it to climb onto the aircraft?
You need to be able to climb completely unassisted up to and down from the top wing of one of our biplanes.  This is a steep climb of approximately 10ft / 3m, involving a high leg lift up on to the bottom wing and another high leg lift to get over the side of the cockpit, kneeling and pulling yourself up using the various struts and wires to get on to the top wing. This requires decent mobility in legs and arms and grip strength. If can climb a stile or small ladder this should be adequate. Do give us a call if you are concerned and want to discuss this further.
Will I be climbing around the aircraft in flight?
No definitely not, this is for the professionals only! You will be secured into the safety harness on the top wing for take-off and landing
Who Can Wingwalk
Your safety is our number one priority, and it is for this reason that we are very strict with our procedures and require all wingwalkers to adhere to the following regulations. Wingwalkers need to be able to confirm that they: Are at least 18 years old Are no taller than 6ft 2” Are no heavier than 14 stone Have a waist measurement, whilst wearing warm clothing and a jacket that is 40” or less Are able to climb, completely unassisted, up to and down from the top wing of one of our Boeing Stearman biplanes. This is a steep climb of approximately 10ft / 3m, but you will be given full guidance by our Professional Wingwalker. Have not suffered any of the following conditions: Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts, fainting fits or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction. If you suffer from these conditions but are regularly monitored by your doctor and the condition is medicated and under control, then you can fly with us. If you have any concerns at all regarding your health, fitness and ability to wingwalk, then we ask that you consult your doctor.
Can I Loop on First Flight?
First time wingwalkers cannot do aerobatics. This is because wingwalking is already a very extreme experience; we don’t know how you will react and once you are up there, there is limited communication with the pilot in case you change your mind! But you can let the pilot know if you want a more adventurous flight and they will be able to do steep dips and dives, wingovers and banked turns. If you love it you can come back for second go and do aerobatic manoeuvres, subject to the weather.
Arrival Time and Time at the Airfield
The time booked is the time you need to arrive at the airfield, this is not the time of your flight. Please ARRIVE at the time we have provided on your voucher. As this is a private airfield, access can only be granted to you and your spectators no more than 30 minutes prior to your allocated arrival time.
What to Wear
Comfortable, layered, warm clothes that you can climb around in. No hoods or toggles. Flat-soled shoes (e.g. trainers) are suitable. We provide flying suits to go over your own clothes (optional). If you wish to wear fancy dress, this is acceptable, however, please be mindful that you cannot wear loose clothing or any additional items such as head gear, wings or capes.

 

When can I wingwalk?
We fly from March through to October on selected days planned around the team airshow schedule. Please note that school holidays, Fridays and Saturdays are our most popular times – please don’t leave it too late to book to avoid disappointment.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We check the weather the day before the flight and contact every wingwalker if the flight is not going ahead. This will normally be between 3pm – 5pm the day before the flight. If we have to cancel your flight we will arrange a new date that suits you and the team.
How long does the experience last?
The flight lasts approximately 8-10 minutes, please allow about 3 hours at the airfield for the whole experience.
Can I get a refund?
The vouchers are non-refundable.  However, options are available to extend your voucher’s validity and vouchers are transferrable to another person.  See our terms and conditions for full details.
Can the pilot do aerobatic manoeuvres (such as loop the loop)?
First time wingwalkers cannot do aerobatic manoeuvres. This is because wingwalking is already a very extreme experience, we don’t know how you will react and once you are up there, there is no communication with the pilot in case you change your mind! But you can let the pilot know if you want a more adventurous flight and they will be able to do steep dips and dives, wingovers and banked turns. If you love it you can come back for second go and do aerobatic manoeuvres, subject to the weather.
Can I purchase a gift voucher?
Yes, please use the ‘Gift Vouchers‘ button at the top of the page.
Facilities at the Airfield

  • 1916 Officers Mess Club House
  • Ample free parking
  • Toilets
  • Hot drinks machine at £1.00 per cup
  • Complimentary cold water dispenser
  • Inside and outside seating
  • We do not have a café or shop at the airfield.
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Spectators and Pets
You are more than welcome to bring guests with you to watch your wingwalking experience. It is imperative that your guests arrive with you as unfortunately, due to the schedule of the day, we are unable to delay your flight by waiting for your spectators. As this is a private airfield, access can only be granted to you and your spectators no more than 30 minutes prior to your allocated arrival time. For safety reasons, your guests must remain behind the safety fence in the enclosed area at all times. RFC Rendcomb is an active airfield, so young children must be kept under constant adult supervision. Dogs are welcome too, but must be kept on a lead at all times, and any mess needs to be picked up and disposed of.
Wingwalking for Charity
Wingwalking is proving to be an incredibly successful way to raise money. Our unique experience draws a great deal of attention that encourages donations. It is the responsibility of the individual wingwalker to make contact with their chosen charity, and promote their experience to raise the funds. The booking system is the same as all wingwalking experiences. If you are a charity and wish to hold a wingwalking event day here at AeroSuperBatics, please see our charity page. Discounts are available for 10+ wingwalkers booked on one event day.