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Tom is flying high with a new record

INTREPID wing-walker Tom Lackey has got himself into the record books for the second time.

INTREPID wing-walker Tom Lackey has got himself into the record books for the second time.

Tom was awarded his first Guinness World Record in 1995 for being the oldest person to loop the loop while standing up, strapped to the wings of a biplane.

More recently he became a world record holder for being the first person to ‘wing-walk’ across the English Channel.

Tom completed the cross-channel feat as part of D-Day commemorations on June 16 last year.

Not content with resting on his laurels, he is planning to do the same thing again but this time he will be flying there and back.

Tom, who will soon turn 90, has raised thousands of pounds for charity through his wing-walking endeavours.

His next one, which will see him break his own record, is to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Tom admits stumbling into the sport more by chance than by design, when he was looking to expand his horizons - at a time when most people would be putting their feet up and enjoying a well-earned retirement.

Regarding his latest world record he said: “I don’t think anyone was stupid enough to do it before I came along and decided to give it a go.”

Since then he has been inundated with media enquires from all over the world.

“I’ve had people from South Africa on to me, as well as a chap called Kirk from the New York Times, who also asked me if I would like to be on a chat show.”

To sponsor Tom in his next fund raiser, or to enquire about him coming along to speak to your group or organisation about his wing-walking exploits, call 0121 744 1719.

 

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