Jul 2018

Linda takes to the skies

by Sophia Darke

PCA Consulting Engineers’ PA Linda Capon soared to new heights when she took to the skies over Bodmin Airfield on the wing of a Boeing Stearman Biplane.

Linda had always wanted to do a wing walk but it wasn’t until her 65th birthday that she got the opportunity to do it.

To make sure she couldn’t change her mind at the last minute, she decided to raise money for two Cornish charities.Linda was originally hoping to raise £65 each for both iSightCornwall and

Cornwall Hospice Care to mark her 65 years. However, she more than doubled her target, raising almost £300 in total.

Linda said: “Although wing walking is something I’ve always thought looked fantastic, when presented with the opportunity to do it, I have to admit to feeling terrified at the prospect of standing on top of a small aircraft travelling through the air at 130mph!

“I can honestly say I loved every minute. The whole experience was amazing; everyone at the airfield was so friendly which really put me at ease.”