FAQ

Our Private Airfield

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.

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 9 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. BALL GAMES or CLIMBING THE TREES are NOT PERMITTED at our airfield for safety reasons.  RFC Rendcomb is an active airfield, so young children must be kept under constant adult supervision. PLEASE ADVISE THE TEAM PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE A LARGER GROUP OF SPECTATORS.  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.
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.

 

Our Gift Vouchers and Booking

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.
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 I purchase a gift voucher?
Yes, please use the ‘Gift Vouchers‘ button at the top of the page.
How can I view availability before booking my wingwalk?
Yes, you can view all our available dates and times. Click on the ‘Redeem Voucher’ button at the top of the website. Scroll down and click the box of your chosen wingwalking experience, and our available dates will appear in bold. Click on your prefered date, and the arrival times will appear. (A voucher code is not required for this process).
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.
What is the difference between the Anytime and Weekday vouchers?
The weekdays voucher can be used only for booking your wingwalk on a weekday (Monday – Friday). If you would like the flexibility to fly on a Saturday then an Anytime voucher will be needed. All wingwalking experiences are subject to availability.
Can I upgrade my Weekday voucher to an Anytime voucher to fly on a Saturday?
Yes, please contact us at biplane@aerosuperbatics.com with your voucher code and contact number; we will call you to discuss and take payment of £40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Experiences and What’s Included

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; there is no upper age limit

Are no taller than 6ft 2”

Are no heavier than 14 stone (196lbs) (89kg)

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 we have purpose built steps to assist (if required) to the first wing, and 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.

Do you offer a video of the flight?
Yes we do! It is standard practice for our Professional Wingwalkers to install a GoPro Hero 7 Black and/or Insta 360 One x2 cameras to the wing of our aircraft to record your flight.

Go Pro Camera Footage – To purchase this footage it’s £25.00 for the first video purchased and £20.00 for any additional videos purchased, all payable on the day.

Insta 360 One x2 Camera Footage – brand new, fully immersive technology using 360 camera angles to capture the action in every direction with it’s moving capabilities.  On receipt of your footage you can edit your own viewpoint.  More details available from the Professional Wingwalkers on the day of your flight.  To purchase this footage it’s £85.00.

Still images can be taken from your video footage. We do not offer any photography service, but urge your spectators to take as many photos as they like.

All video footage is subject to availability.  Although extremely rare, should any unforeseen faults occur with the videos, all flights will continue to go ahead.

No pre-orders are available.  The wingwalker will have the opportunity to view their video before purchasing.  We accept cash and card payments.

Can I bring my own GoPro?
Yes you can! Participants are welcome to bring along any cameras and mounts/harness for the pilot to assess the suitability. Chest and wrist mounted cameras are most suitable. Please be aware that most body-mounted cameras are not suitable (particularly helmets and headcams). Hand held cameras are not permitted due to the risk of them falling and causing damage.
Can I Loop on First Flight?
First time wingwalkers cannot do aerobatics. Health & Safety Regulations do not allow us to offer aerobatics to those who have not wingwalked with us before. 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.
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 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.
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
What’s the speed, height & time spent in the air?
For your First Wingwalking Experience you’ll take to the skies for approx. 8-10 minutes at a maximum speed of 140mph at 800ft!

Our Loop-the-Loop Wingwalking Experience is 10 minutes including aerobatics at a maximum speed of 150mph at 3000ft.

Our Formation Wingwalking Experience you’ll fly for 12 minutes.

Do I need to get insurance for my wingwalking experience?
AeroSuperBatics hold a valid Public Liability Insurance policy.  We purchase aircraft insurance coverage for all participants that fly with our team in accordance with the latest UK and EU legislation.  In addition, we carry premises insurance covering you during your time on the ground with us at our facility.  we take your safety very seriously and in addition to our mandatory insurance obligations, all participants are covered by the aircraft liability up to £10 million any one accident for bodily injury/death and it automatically includes up to £150,000 personal accident insurance for each participant that flies with us.  Our policy is subject to periodic reviews. Should you wish to view our policy, please email biplane@aerosuperbatics.com and we’ll send the policy to you for information.
How difficult is it to climb onto the aircraft?
You will be required to climb up to and down from the top wing of one of our biplanes. This is a steep climb of approximately 10ft / 3m and involves around 6 steps. We have purpose built steps to assist (if required) to the first wing.  There are additional step ups inside the front cockpit, as necessary. If you are able, you can kneel and pull yourself up using the various struts and wires in order to get on to the top wing. Please be aware that this will require a degree of mobility in your legs and arms, it also requires some grip strength.  You will be given full guidance by our Professional Wingwalker.

We are equipped to fly less able bodied guests. Our staff are able to help you, as required, and we encourage members of your families, friends and carers to help also. We will fully brief everyone who will be near and around the aircraft.  The climb can be taken slowly and broken down in small step-by-step stages.

We assess physical mobility on an individual basis and we will fully explain the process of climbing up onto the wing. We are able to offer you a preliminary visit to our airfield (at no charge) to determine whether you are able to get up on to the wing. Please contact us if you have any concerns and wish to discuss this further.

 

Useful Information

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.
What to Wear
Comfortable, layered, warm clothes that you can climb around in; eg jeans/leggings/shorts/t-shirt/gloves/snood (weather pending). No hats, 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.
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 do I edit my Insta360 footage?
See our video for how to access and edit your wingwalking footage taken with our Insta360 camera.

Insta360

Accessing your flight video

We offer two separate camera types for your experience. Videos must be viewed on a modern, up to date computer or laptop (with Windows 10 minimum or Mac OS). If you do not have an SD slot on your device, you must purchase an adaptor.

Link to purchase USB to SD adaptor: Amazon

Link to purchase Lightning to SD adaptor (for Mac devices without USB slot): Amazon

Link to purchase Lightning to SD adaptor (for iPads): Amazon

 

INSTA 360

To access your Insta360 video, please click on the link below to download the software to view and edit your video.

Insta360 Software For Windows
Insta360 Software for Mac

Insert your SD card into the slot on your device. Open the Insta360 Studio 2022 and select ‘Import files’

For tutorials, advice and support with viewing your Insta 360 footage, please visit the Insta360 Support Pages

If you have any queries for the wingwalking team, please contact them at wingwalkers@aerosuperbatics.com

 

GOPRO VIDEOS

Insert your SD card into the slot on your device. Open up the documents/files folder on your device and select the SD card. Click on the file to view your video.

For tutorials, advice and support with viewing your GoPro footage, please visit the GoPro Support Pages

If you have any queries for the wingwalking team, please contact them at wingwalkers@aerosuperbatics.com

Can I fly with a lost limb(s)?
Absolutely, yes you can fly. We have flown wingwalkers with up to three lost limbs. Please contact the team to discuss your individual ability and advise us when you have booked your flight. This is so we can ensure we schedule in a little more time to spend with you to assist with your climb up to the top wing of the aircraft.