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Barry's Flying Circus 2024

Now in its 4th year, we are looking for participants for this amazing event.



Barry’s Flying Circus is an annual TONIC fundraiser founded by Tonic Patron and daredevil Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols). It takes place at AeroSuperBatics in Cirencester.


Once lined up the pilot will throttle up the engine, release the brakes and you’re off! The propellor biting into the air, the tips travelling faster than the speed of sound, your friends and family will hear the bark of the propellor as you accelerate across the grass. Your adrenaline levels will go off the scale as the aircraft quickly gathers speed on it’s take off run, just a few seconds later you will feel the wheels leave the ground.


Feel the tremendous sense of freedom as you fly through the air, take in the unbelievably stunning views surrounding the private airfield, whilst waving to friends and family on the ground below.



There are 3 levels of wingwalking, depending on experience.


Standard 'First time' Wingwalk

First time wingwalkers cannot do aerobatics, but your adrenaline will hit new levels with this incredible flying experience. You will fly on the top wing of one a classic 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplane across the airfield and local area, passing over the wonderful countryside that surrounds the airfield. Then you'll past the viewing enclosure so that your friends and family can watch you, can take photos and video you flying past!


Loop the Loop Wingwalk

For those who have already performed the Standard ‘First Time’ Wingwalking Experience, you qualify for the advanced Loop the Loop Wingwalk. This mind blowing wingwalk provides the adrenaline rush a Professional Team thrive for during their performances. This is one of THE most extreme things you will ever do in your life.


Formation Wingwalking

Share your experience with a breathtaking formation wingwalk. On the top wing of your respective aircraft, you will both take to the skies in a simultaneous and spectacular performance you’ll never forget. This incredibly unique experience offering two wingwalkers the opportunity to be part of their own private, formation wingwalking display.



Date: Thursday 30th May 2024

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7DF

Time: Arrive by 09:00


Spaces are on a first come first served basis.

 

Fit to Fly

All wing-walkers must be:


  • 18 years old or older.

  • No taller than 6ft 2in.

  • No heavier than 14st.

  • Have waist measuring no more than 40in with warm clothing and jacket included.

  • Able to climb completely unassisted up to and down from the top of one of the Boeing Stearman biplanes. This is a steep climb of approximately 10ft (3m), but you will be given full guidance by the professional wing-walker.

  • Have not suffered any of the following conditions: epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts, fainting fits of giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes (you maybe able to fly if you are on stable medication), mental illness and/or drug or alcohol addiction.


If you have any concerns with any health issues, please confirm with your GP whether you are safe to wing-walk.


A full list of terms and conditions can be found here.


 

Fundraising Totals

For individual wingwalks (Standard or Loop the Loop) a minimum target of £1,000 per person must be raised. The total does not including Gift Aid.


For Formation Displays a minimum target of £1,500 per person must be raised. The total does not including Gift Aid.


All wing-walkers will need to raise at least £500 by 31st March 2024 and the minimum target by 30th April 2024.


If the minimum target is not raised, the remaining balance will be payable by the wingwalker.


 

Deposit

We ask that each individual makes a deposit of £200 (via PayPal) after completing the entry form to secure their place. After you have completed your wingwalk and made your donation to TONIC your deposit will be refunded back to you (minus a £20 admin fee) via PayPal.


If you do not complete your wingwalk or reach your fundraising minimum target, your deposit may not not be returned.


 

To join in complete the simple form (link below). Places are limited, so please complete as soon as you can to secure your place.



Once you have filled in the form please complete a deposit of £200 (via PayPal) after completing the entry form to secure their place. After you have completed your wingwalk and made your donation to TONIC your deposit will be refunded back to you (minus a £20 admin fee) via PayPal.



We will then be in touch with instructions on how to set up your TONIC JustGiving page and tips on how to fundraise.


If you have any questions regarding your deposit or your involvement please email us at: events@tonicmusic.co.uk


Please note: Deposit payments are required to guarantee your place. Deposits are not included in your fundraising goal total. Minimum fundraising goals apply.


By submitting your application and paying the £200 deposit you are agreeing to enter the event and also agree to abide by the events terms and conditions and any instructions given to you by the organisers and officials of the event. After you have completed your wingwalk and TONIC has received your donation, we will refund your deposit (minus a £20 admin fee) via PayPal.


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