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Wing-walking age record 'beaten'

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Reflecting on the flight, Tiger said: "Once in the air it was amazing."

An eight-year-old boy is believed to have become the youngest person to "wing-walk" after taking to the skies on top of his grandfather's biplane.

Tiger Brewer, from London, flew at 100mph at 1,000 feet over Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire.

Two independent witnesses who watched the flight now have to send their testimony to Guinness World Records.

Speaking afterwards, Tiger said he was scared when the plane took off. "Once in the air it was amazing," he said.

Tiger, from Notting Hill, has grown up around wing-walkers as his grandfather Vic Norman runs the SuperAeroBatics formation wing-walking team.

At present the world record is held by Guy Mason, son of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who first wing-walked in 2001 aged 11.

Tiger now has to wait for the record to be verified.

Speaking of the experience he said: "It can't be beaten.

He just kept repeating his mantra 'go away fear' and he did it
Tiger's father Colin

"It was cold and windy. You don't have a parachute, just a pair of goggles."

Mr Norman, 62, who piloted the aircraft, said: "It was wonderful to fly with Tiger on my wing.

"He shares my passion for flying and it was a very special experience for us both."

Tiger's mother Zoe has been wing-walking from an early age. His sisters Star, 14, and five-year-old Flame were there to watch.

Tiger's father Colin, who has changed his name to Happy Birthday, said: "I wasn't scared for him physically, just emotionally.

"He was nervous and although he acts like a big man he is only eight.

"But he just kept repeating his mantra 'go away fear' and he did it."



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