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.
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