Nine-year-olds walk on wings

Two nine-year-old girls have become the youngest ever wing walkers. Rose Powell and Flame Brewer are landed safely after taking to the skies over Gloucestershire.

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Young wingwalkers 'mostly screaming' in mid-air

Rose Powell, 9, told ITV News that she and her wingwalking partner Flame Brewer were "mostly screaming and waving" during their record-breaking stunt.

"And we did a little Superwoman pose," she added.

The youngster emphasised that the most important part of their challenge was raising awareness for a muscular dystrophy charity.

"The charity supporting it is called Duchenne Children's Trust and their aim is to end Duchenne in 10 years as it's fatal."

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Nine-year-old wingwalkers in flight

Rose Powell and Flame Brewer, both nine-years-old, have become the youngest in the world to perform wingwalking stunts in formation.

Rose and Flame pictured performing mid-air. Credit: Martha Fairlie
Rose and Flame pictured after safely landing. Credit: Martha Fairlie

Young wingwalkers travelling up to 100mph

by Martha Fairlie - ITV News reporter

The planes will be flying at speeds of 70-80 miles an hour, possibly up to 100 mph.

The aircraft will only be two metres apart wingtip to wingtip and flying just 30 feet off the ground as they make their passes over the airstrip.

The two girls have been given instructions on how to signal to the pilots: Thumbs up and a big scream means they're enjoying themselves. Thumbs down if they want to stop.

And if the girls are feeling very comfortable they're hoping to attempt a 'superwoman' pose as well.

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