Jane Whittle, marketing manager at Iveco, will complete a wing walk display flight on September 21, with the assistance of the Aerobatic Tactics team at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Essex, to raise more than £1,500 for automotive charity BEN.
Whittle has already done abseiling, sky diving, zip wire and a 10k run to raise money for BEN.
She said: “I’m thrilled to be the first person ever to take on a wing walk challenge in aid of BEN. Even for me this is going to be a real ‘walk on the wild side’.
“Aerobatic Tactics is the only UK Company with permission from the Civil Aviation Authority to legally offer wing walking experience flights for fundraising purposes. And since I signed up for BEN the charity has now opened this opportunity up to others. I hope many of my automotive colleagues will follow my lead.”
She added: “I would like to thank all my work colleagues, friends and family who have sponsored me so far.”
Bekki Chandler, challenge events coordinator at BEN, said: “Wing walking is the latest addition to our many challenge event options and it comes as no surprise that ‘Daredevil Jane’ will be first on the wing. Jane is a fantastic BEN supporter and I hope she enjoys this unique experience. Every pound Jane and other event entrants raise for BEN makes a real difference to the support and care we are able to offer our industry colleagues.”
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