This story is about 94-year-old Tom Lackey, the world’s oldest wing walker.
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United Kingdom resident Lackey learned to fly in his late 70s as a way of coping with the passing of his wife. He advanced from loop-the-loops and barrel rolls and performed his first wing walk – standing on the top of a plane while it’s in flight – at age 82.
“I'm almost 94 now, but I won't ever give up,” Lackey wrote in The Guardian. “I'm sure it's the adrenaline that keeps me going. That and always having a new mission to look forward to.”