Mister C’s Waitress Wingwalking for the Fisherman’s Mission
Article Date: 2016-05-18
The Mister C’s Team spent a great weekend watching an aerial treat when on Saturday 14th May, Vicky Maclachlan, Waitress & Counter Assistant completed a Wingwalk at Breighton Airfield.
Vicky has raised over £1500 having fundraised for the event over the last few months to raise money for the Fisherman’s Mission, a charity close to the hearts of many at Mister C’s who appreciate the role of the fisherman in providing us with great Fish & Chips.
The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care. The charity helps all fishermen, active or retired, and their families.The charity helps fishermen who have been in an accident, are taken ill, face poverty, are bereaved or simply need someone to talk to.
Fishing remains the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK; that’s why this is such an important charity and one Vicky wants to help.
Vicky’s Wingwalk, took place at 1.30pm on Saturday, and involved standing on the wing of a 1940’s Boeing Stearman Biplane flown by a highly qualified pilot. The plane has a rig which is fixed to the top wing of the Stearman, the Rig has been designed to make the Wingwalk or wing-ride as comfortable as possible with a special 5-position Safety Harness strapping the Wingwalker securely in place.
Vicky also celebrated her 34th birthday on Saturday in style, the wingwalk included a variety of flypasts and manoeuvres with the highlight being a dive from 500ft and a zoom climb with a final "Run and Break” before landing.