An 88-Year-Old Just Set A New Record For Oldest Female Wing-Walker

Betty Bromage is killing it

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Forget the general election - today is all about 88-year-old Betty Bromage, who has just set a new record as the oldest female wing-walker.

Former nurse Bromage casually strapped herself to the wings of a vintage biplane before seamlessly taking to the skies over Gloucestershire Airport.

She then went on to beat her own record which she had set last year at the tender age of 87.

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Bromage - who lives in a retirement home in Cheltenham - admitted that while it was a 'bit windy' and a 'bit wobbly' up in the air, she thoroughly enjoyed the 'lovely' flight.

She still has a few years to go yet however until she can attempt to beat Tom Lackey's title of Britain's oldest wing-walker at the age 96.

Lackey sadly died earlier this year, having raised more than £1.5 million for charity during his life. He started wing-walking in his 80s in a bid to raise money for cancer charities after his wife Isabel died.

Last year, plucky Bromage raised over £1,100, for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity after completing the death-defying stunt.

'I had a wonderful time, and being a retired nurse, am happy to support the Air Ambulance in their work that I have seen first hand.

'I am now looking for my next challenge,' she told The Sun.

Margaret Winterbourne - who works at Bromage's retirement home Abbeyfield House - revealed: 'Betty enjoyed the exhilaration of her flight over the local countryside.

'Her family, friends and fellow residents looked on with apprehension, then relief when she landed safely and happily.'

Fundraising manager for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in Gloucestershire Susie Godwin added: 'This is a wonderful challenge that Betty Bromage undertook.

'We are very grateful to Betty, her family and friends for bringing in much needed funds to keep our Air Ambulance operational, 365 days a year, Saving Lives by Saving Time.'

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