A 91-YEAR-OLD has broken the world record as the oldest ever woman to wingwalk on a bi-plane in Rendcomb.

Norma Howard, cheered on by a large amount of friends and family, claimed the record earlier today at RFC Rendcomb Aerodrome.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Wingwalking involves being strapped to a safety harness on the top wing of a plane, before taking to the skies for a series of fly pasts. zoom climbs, dives and banks.

Before the event, Norma was remarkably calm, “I’m fine, it is a lovely day and I have got a very good pilot," she said.

“The pilot has assured me that I don’t need a hat because it will get blown off, but to definitely wear goggles and gloves.

"I do have some butterflies, but I have been told that will help me to land.”

Although this was the first time Norma has wing walked, she does have previous history with aircraft in the family.

Her husband Mark, was an air vice-marshal up until his death in 2007.

He was a record breaker himself, the first man to test a rocket powered ejector seat.

Norma's pilot on the day was Dave Barrel, and he said that she should be very proud of her achievement.

Dave said: “She absolutely loved it, hats off to her at her age for doing something like that, it’s unbelievable.

“She let go a few times to wave, and she wasn’t holding on too much which is a good sign, I take my hat off to her.”

Norma was presented with a certificate by Dave after her debrief, which congratulated her on a successful flight.

Speaking after the flight, Norma added: “It was quite exhilarating, the difficult bit I always thought was getting up onto the top of it but it was very funny being up there.

“I have no plans to do anything bigger, I think I am done for now.”

While Norma claims that she was doing it for fun, there is another reason.

“We were raising money for Dementia UK.

"Our target was £1,500 and we have raised over £2000, with more to come."

You can donate at: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/norma-gets-high-uk