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Eight-Year-Old Boy Is The World's Youngest Wing-Walker

08/10/2009 11:29 | Updated 22 May 2015

An eight-year-old boy has broken world records become the youngest ever wing-walker.

Tiger Brewer, from Notting Hill, London, walked on the wing of his grandfather's plane - 1,000 feet in the air, going at 100 miles per hour.

With a name like Tiger, he was never going to stick to tiddlywinks, was he?

Watch the video of Tiger here - and see whether you would let your eight-year-old do this...

When I was eight, my parents wouldn't let me have a skateboard in case I hurt myself.

But Tiger's folks are made of sterner stuff. His grandpa, Vic Norman, owns a wing-walking team called SuperAeroBatics.

His dad used to be called Colin but changed his name to Happy Birthday, while Tiger's two sisters are called Star and Flame. So I think we can guess they're not exactly an ordinary family.

The boy apparently celebrated his feat with a bag of crisps. When you've just carried out a daredevil stunt, Wotsits are just the thing.

He said: "On take-off I was scared. From one to 10 it was probably a nine, but when I was in the air it was probably a five," he said.

"It felt amazing, like I was on top of the world. It was cold and windy but it can't be beat."

Tiger's now beaten the previous record holder, Guy Mason, son of Nick Mason, the Pink Floyd drummer. Guy wing-walked back in 2001 at the grand old age of 11.

Apparently Tiger overcame his fear by repeating the mantra "go away fear".

He'd been wanting to wing-walk for years but had to wait until he was tall enough.

Guinness World Records will have to officially confirm that Tiger has broken the record, with testimony from two independent witnesses being submitted.

Source: ParentdishUS

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