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Blog Guy, I need some of your famous career advice. I recently graduated from college, and Mom gave me a brochure called “The Exciting World of Wing Walking.” I was wondering if I should pursue this?
I guess everybody goes through that phase, including me… We all want to be like Ormer Locklear, the first great daredevil wing walker. THERE was a barnstormer!
Whatever happened to Ormer?
He died in a plane crash while shooting a 1920 movie, “The Skywayman.” They went ahead and used the crash scene in the movie.
I certainly had no idea that you yourself were once a wing walker!
Well, I fell more into the category of wing barfer, but it’s the same general idea. There’s still that adrenaline rush that comes with clutching the top wing with your fingernails while watching your lunch cascade below.
Yes, falling isn’t good. If you fall backward you land on the pilot and crash the plane. If you fall forward you hit the propeller and wind up like the late Eugene “Salami” Johnson.
It’s funny, Blog Guy, I always pictured you as a weenie. It’s nice to think of you standing tall on the wings, up in the wild blue yonder…
The wild blue what? You think my plane could actually take off with all those mattresses under it?
Top: Team Breitling wing walker Charlotte Voce performs, in advance of their appearance at Saturday’s airshow at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune near Edinburgh, over the Firth of Forth in Scotland July 22, 2011.
Left: Voce performs over Edinburgh, July 22, 2011.
REUTERS photos by David Moir