Derry skies welcomed an unusual guest yesterday - a 93 year-old daredevil who flew into the city on the wings of a 1943 Boeing Stearman plane!
Smashing his own record as the world’s oldest wing walker, former builder Tom Lackey descended into City of Derry Airport to cheers from onlookers, including his own daughter and granddaughter.
The stunt was all part of this weekend’s International Airshow in Portrush, although this was no once-off trick for Mr Lackey, who began flying at the grand old age of 80. Indeed, this courageous old fellow now boasts nine world records.
Speaking to the ‘Derry Journal’, Mr Lackey smiled: “It was cold, very cold! I wanted to do it because it hadn’t been done before. People say these things are impossible, but I never liked the word impossible - so the only way to prove it was to do it!”
He added: “My family think I’m mad, and they’re probably right!” SEE P4