Swoffers’ competition winner swaps overalls for flight suit

Painter and decorator James Wood will be swapping overalls for a flight suit today as he takes to the skies with the Blades aerobatics team.

James won a seat on the flight through a Facebook competition run by Swoffers.
An adrenaline junkie, James was thrilled when he found out he had won the competition after being nominated by his partner, Emma-Jayne.

‘I knew nothing about it until she told me I’d won, he said.

‘It’s great because I missed out on a sky dive a few years ago because of bad weather, so I was gutted.’

James, 46, will take to the air at midday to fly thrilling, close-formation aerobatic manoeuvres with former Red Arrows pilots, and will join the Blades team for drinks in the evening.

Click here to see the Blades in action: https://theblades.com/blades-aerobatic-team/

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