An 8-year-old wing walker? That’s right an 8-year-old boy in England made a daring attempt to become the youngest wing walker in history. Read more and see photos and video here.
Tiger Brewer took flight atop his grandfather’s bi-plane this week, reaching speeds in excess of 100mph at 1,000 feet up. The boy was secured onto the top wing with a special harness, which held him in a standing position.
If Tiger does become the world’s youngest wing walker, he will have bumped off 11-year-old Guy Mason’s 2001 record. Guy happens to be the son of Pink Floyd’s drummer Nick Mason.
The daring 8-year-old appears to have a pretty interesting family himself. He has two sisters; Star and Flame, and his father, who was born Colin Brewer, officially changed his name to Happy Birthday.
So Happy Birthday’s son Tiger may hold the new record. Or will he? Questions have arisen as to whether or not his attempt was legitimate. Here’s why:
Wing walkers normally move across the wings during flight. Our young daredevil was stationary, held in place with a safety device that positioned him upright, as though he were standing.
Officials with the Guinness Book Of World Records are now reviewing the stunt to verify whether or not he set the record.
About the experience, the boy said:
“It felt amazing, like I was on top of the world. It was cold and windy but it can’t be beat. You don’t have a parachute, just a pair of goggles.”
What do you think, should Tiger deserve the record? Would you let your 8-year-old perform a stunt like this? Let us hear your opinion in the comments section below.
Check out a video of the world record attempt below.