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Wing Walk 2019

Event Overview

Do something amazing and fly to raise funds for your local Cats Protection branch or centre. Combine the most exciting and exhilarating moment of your life with raising funds to help cats. Once fully briefed and strapped into your harness you will take off for a 10 minute ultimate experience that will include zooms and climbs at speeds up to 130mph and fly by passes near to spectators on the ground.

Registration fee £50 (non-refundable)

Minimum fundraising pledge £800.

Headcorn, Kent
Compton Abbas, Wiltshire
Wickenby aerodrome, Lincolnshire

Available dates:

Headcorn: Most weekends, Mondays and Thursdays; with the exception of the below dates, when they are operating at Wickenby and Compton Abbas

Wickenby: 7, 8, 9 June / 19, 20, 21 July / 6, 7, 8 September

Compton Abbas: 17, 18, 19 & 31 May / 1, 2, 28, 29, 30 June / 2, 3, 4 August / 13, 14, 15 September

To enquire about booking please click ‘sign up to this event’ below, you will be taken to The Wing Walking Company website where you can fill out an enquiry form.

Please quote CP19 in the subject heading or body of email. If you have any queries please ask us a question below.

We understand the commitment, courage and though that goes into participating in a challenge event on behalf of Cats Protection and promise we will do our very best to give you all the help and support you need to have a successful challenge and raise much-needed funds to help us care for cats and kittens. You are able to nominate to support a local branch or centre with your fundraising.

We will also provide you with a dedicated Facebook group to network with fellow cat-loving event participants and a branded yellow Cats Protection polo top to wear whilst fundraising and on event day! Plus ideas, resources and support to help you fundraise.


On the day of your wing walking experience, friends and family are welcome and all airfields have a viewing area and a cafeteria serving food and drink until late afternoon. You will be with the team for a maximum of 90 minutes, but you are welcome to stay at the airfield and enjoy the atmosphere for the day.

Before your flight you will be provided with a comprehensive ground and safety briefing when you will need to sign a fitness/waiver declaration. Once strapped into the five-point harness you will take off for a 10 minute ultimate experience that will include zooms and climbs at speeds up to 130mph and passes near to friends and family.

For an optional extra cost of £50 you can have a recording as a lasting reminder of your flight. Taken from two high resolution cameras fitted to the aircraft, the two picture split screen recording includes pilot commentary, airspeed and altitude. This is supplied on a USB memory stick and is available for you to take away. This can be paid for in advance or on the day if you wish. You will also receive a certificate confirming you have participated in a wing walk.

Please note that to wing walk you must be no heavier than 12 stone (77kg) and between 18-65 years of age. You can wing walk between 65-75 years of age but you would need a GP’s declaration of good health.

On the day dependent on the temperature we recommend that you wear T-shirt/fleece/wind jacket; light trousers, jeans or leggings; flat trainers or lightweight shoes – no hoodies, boots or heels. More comprehensive information will be supplied when you receive the airfield arrival details nearer the time of your flight.

Aerobatic Tactics adheres to strict regulations introduced by the Civil Aviation Authority in October 2013 to provide wing walking experiences to the general public including fundraising activities. Their professional team of pilots and ground crew undergo regular training and meet stringent operational requirements to ensure that your experience is safe, legal and enjoyable to allow you to complete your wing walk for charity with ultimate peace of mind.

Support documents

Fundraising planner - how to hit your target in 12 months- download

Fundraising blank planner - 12 months - download

Table of fundraising resources - download

Twenty sponsorship tips - download

Sponsorship form - download

GoRaise booklet - download

Poster for home printing - To request this, please email events@cats.org.uk

Images and logos to help with your fundraising - download

Frequently asked questions

Challenge based

Can I self-fund the cost of my wing walk?

Yes, of course. The total balance including the booking fee is £420. We ask that you pay this directly to the organiser. You will have no minimum pledge for sponsorship.

To find out more, click here.

Fundraising based

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