This United Airlines Flight Attendant Walks on Aircraft Wings Mid-Flight

Feb 2, 2019

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For most of us, a flight involves strapping in a seat, getting comfortable — as much as you can anyway — and enjoying the flight with a view out of the window. One United Airlines flight attendant, however, enjoys the views from a slightly more precarious position: on the wing. Yeah you read that right, ON the wing.

Sabrina Swenson has an unusual hobby– wing walking. The United Airlines FA based in Frankfurt likes to spend some of her down time in the air enjoying the stunning views that are afforded on the wing of aircraft. While the view is undoubtedly great, this isn’t for the faint of heart. When out on the wing of the biplane, Swenson said the pilot did acrobatics, including “loops, barrel rolls and hammerheads.”

She recently spent her 50th birthday in Sequim, Washington, just outside of Seattle at Mason Wing Walking Academy. While her previous time on the wings of aircraft had her strapped to the top of the biplane wing from take off to landing, her time at Mason would allow her to transition from a seat out to the wing and back again during flight.

After spending the morning practicing her moves to get in, out and back in the aircraft, she was ready for take off.

The flight had Swenson enjoy the time in the air from two different locations, on top of the biplane and between the wings with a short break in between her excursions around the aircraft.

H/T: United Airlines

Photos via United Airlines.

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