Monday, January 11, 2016

Up and AwAAAaaaaay!

Well it`s all gone – the cards, the tree, the Chocolate called Tonka (not made of dump-truck, but of exotic South American Tonka Bean). And delectable. I`m hoping it`ll soon be found to be a Super-Food.

Anyway, this is that grim, grey, grotty period (I like it), when we splodge around thinking oh hell – we really have to get the roof mended now.  

And then of course, we must Make a Resolution.  As urged by magazines, TV programmes and you-can-do-better books.

So I`m taking up Wingwalking.

People often ask, "Where can I WingWalk?", say the professionals of Wingwalk Displays.

I think we can all relate to that…  and next time I can tell them!

For not long ago there was talk of this very thing on the radio – recently graduated Nikita Salmon answered a Wingwalkers Wanted ad in the local paper and was soon whizzing round the heavens in Formation Display! 

She described her job as the most exciting in the world; as quite an Adventurer myself, I could not forget her words and Now is the Time! 

Though not quite as youngfitandbeautiful as Nikita, I certainly meet the criteria for the Individual No-Dancing version (over 16, under 12 stone) and I`m well under the age of doctor`s certificate required (65). 
Might need a leg-up to the top wing, perhaps…

But once wedged into the rig, you`ll be taken on a palpitating series of aerobatic manoeuvres - could be low-level flypasts, zoom climbs, 500ft dives…


Tempted?  And for this unforgettable experience, you can even have a video camera on the end of the wing!

Come on down! 


Patsy said...

Sounds an excellent plan - I'll wait down here and mind your bag.

Dolores Doolittle said...

HAH!! Brilliant - and can you check my emergency trampoline`s still in there please

Araminta said...

It sounds like a wonderful spectator sport, Dolores.

I'll stay on the ground and wave to you from Swanage.

Safe landings!

Dolores Doolittle said...

Splendid Ara - stand by for a Dazzling Low-Level Flypast! (just ignore any screams)

JW10 said...

Happy New Year, Dolores,

Wow! What an exciting resolution. Makes my resolve to finish War and Peace (two previous failures, two bookmarks wedged near the middle) look like a walk in the park.

Go the whole hog, DD, and let a Red Arrows pilot fly you. His upside down near the ground manoeuvre will have your ponytail sliding along the floor. Be careful the red and blue smoke doesn't get in your eyes.

Dolores Doolittle said...

What a Delight to see you JW, and a Jolly Happy New Year to you too! (In Spite of War & Peace).

Ah yes, the old UpsideDownNearTheGround Manoeuvre - one of my favourites! (Though I must remember to tuck my vest in this time...)

Erica said...

It sounds on the border of courage and madness ))) But it is great chance to change your world view and feel yourself more clearly.

Dolores Doolittle said...

Hi Erica. Yes, I immediately felt Brave at the very idea of it - as the time draws near, Bonkers is winning. Wonder if I should shut my eyes up there...