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Famous 'Wing Walker' Added to Manassas Air Show

Wing Walker Jane Wicker set to perform at Saturday's big event

Have you ever watched a person without a parachute defy all odds and walk across the wing of a flying airplane? You will soon get the chance as Wing Walker Jane Wicker is set to take to the sky in her 1941 450hp Spearman bi-plane at the Saturday, May 12.

Jane and her high-flying act were added this week to an already-impressive lineup of air show performers that include Sean Tucker and the U.S. Army Golden Knights.

Jane's routine includes hanging upside down with only her legs keeping her secure, walking across the wings, climbing in between both wings and sitting on the wing as the plane flies upside down.

Jane will take to the sky at the Saturday and perform from 12-2pm; flybys from all other aircraft will take place from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm.

Admission to the show is free and there will be plenty of food vendors on site. Parking is also free.

Dirt bike crew, Metal Mulisha has pulled out of the event and will no longer be performing.

The forecast for Saturday's event couldn't be better. The area can expect sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. 

Previous years, the local air show has been touted as an 'open house' but multiple waivers granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to shutdown airspace surrounding the airport has allowed for a real air show this year. Performing aircraft include the L-39 Albatros, YAK-9, YAK-52, C-47 and a T-6 Texan Fighter. 

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Bob Kovacs May 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I uploaded a video about the air show to YouTube and it's pretty entertaining. You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltFhKfCK88 --Bob Kovacs
Erin Gibson (Editor) May 16, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Thanks Bob! Awesome video!

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