Ninety-four-year-old dare-devil pensioner Tom Lackey from Solihull is gearing up for his 30th wing walk from Land's End to the Scilly Isles, in the name of teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton.
The 19-year-old from Burntwood in Staffordshire lost his battle with the illness this week.
Mr Lackey is dedicating his latest stunt, scheduled for this Thursday, to Stephen. He told ITV News Central:
"He's done so much good and raised all this money and he would have done a wing walk. He always put his thumbs up in the air so when I do this one from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly I think I will put my thumbs up for him and imagine that he's with me."
A 94-year-old man from Solihull is taking part in a wing-walk in memory of Stephen Sutton.
Over the years Tom Lackey has done a number of high-flying plane stunts, but he says he's been inspired to do one more by Stephen's story.
The 19-year-old from Burntwood in Staffordshire lost his battle with bowel cancer this week.
His Just Giving page has now raised nearly £3,900,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
On Thursday the dare-devil pensioner will carry out his 30th wing walk, travelling from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly strapped to the top of a plane.
Speaking at his home, the 94-year-old paid an emotional tribute to Stephen, saying he would have his thumbs up in the air for the teenager while carrying out the stunt, imagining the 19-year-old's up there with him.
A friend of "inspirational" teenager Stephen Sutton has told Good Morning Britain "what a great guy" the cancer sufferer was.
Film maker Greg Richters filmed Stephen as part of a documentary on the teenagers' life after he received his terminal cancer diagnosis.
Ritchers explained: "We gave him a couple of cameras and he just filmed it to really show us that this is not a story of someone with cancer. This is a story about a 19-year-old kid who did so much in so little time."
Stephen Sutton's fundraising page for the Teenage Cancer Trust has now reached more than £3.5 million in donations following his death yesterday.
One person who donated to the fund wrote on the page: "An extraordinary legacy to leave at just 19 years old but you were an extraordinary young man. I'm proud of you and I've never even met you."
Fresh footage of Stephen Sutton has emerged, showing the "courageous" 19-year-old enjoying life to its fullest with his friends.
Good Morning Britain has obtained the footage which Stephen, who passed away yesterday from incurable bowel cancer, insisted show him "enjoying life" so he would not "become a sob story".
Comedians Ricky Gervais, Sarah Millican and John Bishop are among the celebrities who have paid their respects to "a true hero" following Stephen Sutton's death:
RIP Stephen Sutton. A true hero & inspiration to us all. #stephensstory
So sad to hear about Stephen Sutton. What a wonderful and inspiring man. RIP.
It's amazing what an individual can achieve regardless of what is put in front of them. @_stephensstory has been an inspiration to many. RIP
David Cameron said "a very, very bright light has gone out" following the death of cancer patient and charity fundraiser Stephen Sutton this morning.
Calling Stephen "deeply inspirational", the Prime Minister said he could "hardly think of anyone I've met with such a zest for life and such a belief that you can get things done, and who wanted to live every minute".
"He was determined not to be cowed by it and to make the most of every single moment on this Earth, and he absolutely did that," Mr Cameron continued.
"I think that's why he created this phenomenon, not just here in the UK, but right around the world".