THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
An unusual corporate sponsorship opportunity is being offered by Gloucestershire-based company AeroSuperBatics Ltd, operators of the world’s only professional wingwalking team. Seen live by over six million spectators each year, the team’s wingwalkers perform at speeds of up to 150 mph on the top wings of vintage 1940s biplanes.
A seven-year deal with watch-maker Breitling SA has just come to an end, triggering what is only the sixth time in the team’s 30-year existence that a sponsorship opportunity has become available.
“From our first major sponsor back in 1987, we’ve always enjoyed long-lasting relationships with our corporate partners” says Vic Norman, team founder and owner. “Being one of a kind in the world helps, but it goes deeper than that. Our aircraft are the most high-profile flying billboards around and our wingwalkers and pilots are uniquely exciting brand ambassadors. Wingwalking is so unusual it grabs attention wherever we go, so we benefit from a high level of public and media interest.”
The team perform over 80 public displays per year in the UK and Europe and regularly travel further afield, including UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, China, Japan, India and Australia. The Boeing Stearman aircraft fly an energetic aerobatic routine of loops, rolls and even inverted flight as the wingwalkers perform handstands and wave at the crowd. With an unbroken safety record, the team have also recently gained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly members of the public at their Gloucestershire base.
“Being able to take members of the public wingwalking, many of whom are doing it for charity, is taking our business to a new level.” says Vic: “It means that we can offer a new sponsor some unbeatable ways to engage with customers. Not many people in the world get to experience standing on the wing of a flying aircraft and it’s really not something you forget in a hurry.”
HIGH FLYERS WANTED
Not satisfied by a 9-5 office job? Fancy high-octane adventure and the chance to show off in front of millions of people? If so, the part-time job of a lifetime is awaiting with the world’s only professional wingwalking team, based in Gloucestershire.
Thanks to increasing demand from as far afield as China and Australia, the team are launching a campaign to recruit more wingwalkers. Successful applicants could begin training with the team in spring 2018.
Seen live by over six million spectators each year, the team’s wingwalkers perform at speeds of up to 150 mph on the top wings of vintage 1940s biplanes. The aircraft fly an energetic aerobatic routine of loops, rolls and even inverted flight as the wingwalkers perform handstands and wave at the crowd.
The wingwalkers also play a vital role in safety briefing the increasing number of members of the public who can now try wingwalking for themselves at the team’s base near Cirencester.
For safety reasons, professional wingwalkers must be no taller than 5’4” and weigh less than 8.5 stone. No previous wingwalking experience is necessary but a talent for dance or gymnastics would be an advantage. To apply, send a CV to [email protected]
For more information on the team, please visit http://www.aerosuperbatics.com