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A job long gone...

Ian sent me this one... Thought it was worth sharing :) Can you imagine somebody doing this today???

Gladys Ingles was a member of a barnstorming troupe called the 13 Black Cats in the 1920s; she was a wing walker. In this film she shows her fearlessness in a classic barnstorming fashion to save an airplane that has lost one of its main wheels.

Ingles is shown with a replacement wheel being strapped to her back; up they go and she transfers herself from the rescue plane to the one missing its tire. She then expertly works herself down to the undercarriage, only a few feet from a spinning prop where she attaches the spare tire.


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