John Brown, from Swindon
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Swindon octogenarian wing walks for milestone birthday

A daredevil pensioner has celebrated his 80th birthday by doing a wing walk over the Cotswold countryside.

John Brown, from Swindon, took to the skies near Cirencester strapped to a 1940's bi-plane.

He did the wing walk in memory of his wife Thelma, who died a few years ago, and also to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

"Fantastic - I wouldn't have missed it for the world," he said afterwards. "It was so exhilarating and nothing I'd ever experienced before it was absolutely phenomenal."