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Meet Wingwalker Danielle

Wingwalking is the rare and thrilling airshow act of moving on and in-between the wings of an aeroplane during flight. Recreating the nostalgia and romantic spirit of the 1920’s, Aviatrix sweetheart Danielle takes off from within the cockpit of her biplane piloted by Emiliano Del Buono. Once airborne she climbs out in-between its wings, leaving the crowd amazed by this courageous act of daredevilry and skilled showmanship! Performing balletic poses and waving to the cheering crowd below her, whilst the plane loops and rolls through the sky, before returning to the cockpit for landing.  Glamour, action, noise and smoke with a barnstorming, rip roaring, jaw dropping 450hp Boeing Stearman! 

The Aeroplane

The Boeing Stearman was first used as a primary training aircraft for American pilots who went on to fly fighters and bombers in World War 2.  When the war ended, Stearmans came on to the civilian market, often being used for agricultural crop spraying duties.
This Stearman has a new lease of life in becoming an exciting wingwalking airshow plane, allowing Danielle to gracefully move around the aircraft during flight waving to the crowd below her.
Standard Stearmans have a 220hp engine, but this one has a super 450hp to counteract the drag Danielle creates. She may be a small build, but in some ways acts as an air brake when transferring from the cockpit to wing! It has four ailerons, instead of the standard two, to improve the aircrafts roll rate. Also an inverted fuel and oil system to allow for aerobatics and negative g’s.
This plane also has an environmentally friendly smoke system to create pretty patterns in the sky!

Wingwalker Danielle

Danielle, 27, originally from England dreamed of becoming a Wingwalker from early childhood and she is now in to her 10th year as a professional Wingwalker! She is arguably the most experienced in the World and she is one of the few that does the REAL Wingwalking!! Not just stood on the top wing but moving inbetween the wings and really climbing around the plane!! Same way as they did it in the 1920’s!

Aviatrix sweetheart Danielle takes off from within the cockpit of her biplane piloted by her fiancé Emiliano Del Buono. Once airborne she climbs out on to the top wing AND also in-between its wings feeling the wind in her hair. She performs a number of ballet style moves whilst flying at speeds of up to 250KM per hour!  She says it is a huge adrenaline rush and a wonderful feeling to be dancing on the wings of a plane in flight. Even having her private pilots licence Danielle quite simply belongs to the sky. Don't forget to wave!!

Pilot Emiliano Del Buono

Emiliano Del Buono, 46 Aviation CEO discovered his love of aviation at a very early age. After spending the first ten years of his life in Italy his family moved to Switzerland where six years later, on a summers day he flew his first aircraft. Two years on he gained his private pilots license and began to practise in touring aircraft. Very soon after, he decided to move to something more exciting and discovered the Extra 200. With many months of arduous and intense training he participated at his first National Championships in Switzerland, ending up on the podium in his very first competition! He is now a member of the Swiss Unlimited Aerobatic Team flying his Extra 330SC.

As well as the Stearman he also flys and operates the Yak 9, C-36, Bucker Jungmann, TB20 and Extra 330SC. He is also managing the restoration of two Messerschmitt BF109s, a P40 and an additional C36.

 

Official Web-Site: www.46aviation.com

Facebook fan page: facebook.com/Daniellehugheswingwalker