Tom Lackey broke his own record to become the world’s oldest wing walker yesterday at the age of 93. Lackey, who completed his first wing walk at the age of 80 in honor of his late wife Isobel flew 1,000 feet above the Irish Sea from Stranraer, Scotland to Derry, Ireland tied to the top of a1943 Boeing Stearman biplane. The trip took 1 hour and 21 minutes.
"I am glad to be down. It was rather refreshing - very, very cold and very, very noisy," he told the Irish Times.
"I've done quite a number of wing walks. I do like doing it. I like the adrenaline and I see it as a challenge but this was definitely the toughest yet."
Lackey, who carried a photo of his late wife with him during each stunt commented that it is a way to have her with him each time.
'She comes with me every time I go up in the air. I mainly think of her and what she would think of me. I do think she would have been very proud. I have been doing all these stunts to keep her memory alive,” he remarked.