A 91-year-old has become the oldest woman to WING WALK on a bi-plane.
Norma Howard flew at 500 feet above an airfield in Cirencester, Glos., to break the world record.
The retired physiotherapist said of her achievement: “I feel very relieved but also invigorated.
“It was cold up there and I had so many layers on me I looked like the Michelin Man.
“The hardest bit was actually getting up onto the plane wrapped in so many clothes.”
Norma is no stranger to gruelling feats of endurance.
She twice swam the equivalent of the English Channel in a local leisure centre when she was 80.
The nonagenarian used to ride on the back of her son’s Harley Davidson – and sat on the handlebars of a 1925 Indian motorcycle riding the Wall of Death when she was 83.
Norma, who is fundraising for Dementia UK, now hopes to abseil down Portsmouth’s 170-metre high Spinnaker Tower.
Martin Bishop, director of fundraising and communications at Dementia UK, said: “We cannot thank Norma enough for her efforts.
“All the money she is continuing to raise through pubic support will help Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses reach more people facing dementia.”
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