Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wow, What a Gutsy Ride!

Just when I kiddingly said, wouldn't it be interesting to see a wingwalker at this air show when Teresa Stokes jumps out and does her fearless acrobatics in mid-flight.
Here she is leaving her seat and walking onto the wing.
You will have to click on the photo to get a larger image. I really wished I had a longer lens. :)

Held in place just with a lap belt.

Teresa's been doing this since 1988 and the last time I rode a rollercoaster was years ago. I am sure my piddly 2 minute amusement park ride pales in comparison to what she is feeling in this photo.

More mid-air acrobatics

As if standing on her feet wasn't hard enough, here she is standing on her head.

Teresa takes a much deserved victory lap to a cheering crowd.

To read more about Teresa, click here.
Also, I got to give credit to Gene Soucy for his skillful flying. He had some colossal responsibilities!

- Karen


LR Photography said...

Very good Karen, amazing shots!

Jules said...

Awesome! You really did a great shots! =D And thanks for sharing it to us. Teresa is so amazing!

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Rune Eide said...

Impressive - both stunt and photography!

PS I have stopped riding roller coasters years ago... :-)

AJ said...

glad to hop here from Jay!

i enjoyed the shots, and was kind of shock to see the acrobatic as a woman!..

whew..! right back.

rgds out there. :)

Jim Klenke said...

What an awesome dare devil. These are fantastic shots.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

phew I'm feeling dizzy just looking at your pics.

Theresa said...

You got some great shots there! I can only imagine how exciting that would be though but I'm sure I'd be too nervous to find out.

Joanne Olivieri said...

Fantastic shots and very brave woman I must say.

betchai said...

wow, she is one brave woman, bravo to her! and your shots are amazing, love them!

Unknown said...

Oh my! She's unbelievable. I can't imagine my self standing there.. *^*

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dot said...

Brave lady. Really nice photography!!