Daredevil wing walkers reveal what it takes to land ‘ best job in the world’
The world famous Breitling Wingwalkers who stand on aeroplanes in flight have revealed what you need to take to the sky.
If joining team which tours the world and you will have to hold back from screaming every shift sounds appealing, wingwalker Katie Hobbs, 23, tells everything you should know.
Katie who lives near Cirencester, Glocs joined Breitling Wingwalkers which is the only team to fly in formations in the world, this year and cannot recommend the job enough.
Katie who swapped floristry and farming for a life in the sky said: “I live just down the road from where we’re based I’ve been flying around since I was little.
“I saw an advert and thought I couldn’t miss out on it, I thought that sounds pretty fun for a Summer.
“You must be quite chatty and taller than 5’4, they like you to weigh around eight-and-a-half stone and be just friendly really because a lot of the job is speaking to people on a day to day basis.
“The interview is quite thorough, they tell you everything about the position and then the second interview is to make sure you don’t scream on the wings.
“You definitely scream with enjoyment as soon as you’re up there, it’s definitely the best feeling in the world.
“It’s like the best rollercoaster in the world from which you can see for miles up to an hour-and-a-half drive away- it’s insane.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had people go away traumatised or saying they hated it. Even the most nervous people come down loving it. No one has ever not enjoyed it.
“If people ever see the job advertised, definitely apply for it because it’s the best job in the world by far.
“I’m a trained florist and farmer so nothing to do with this and I haven’t done much floristry since becoming a wing walker and luckily I haven’t had to sit on the tractor much either.”