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EIon Musk Walks On A Flying Plane’s Wing

So, Elon Musk was feeling bit of a daredevil in himself when he stepped onto a personal airplane in recent days. Nothing special. He just tried to take a stroll on a vintage aircraft’s wings while it was flying high above the ground at a speed of 130mph! Not only that, the pilot performed a series of bone-chilling manoeuvres while Musk was riding on top of his aircraft! How about that? Normal billionaires would take off with their boring, expensive yachts, but this is the kind of thing Elon Musk is known and adored for; His love for adventure and some hair-raising experiences. One can’t experience any less from a man who plans to take us to Mars in the coming decade!

Talulah Riley, former spouse of Musk, accompanied Musk in this fantastic adventure with whom he has had two marriages in the past. It was she who tweeted about the wing walking and said that it was the best day of her life. I wonder how good it would have been! Musk himself took to Instagram and posted his pics along with a caption that he went for a nice long wing walk. What could go wrong in that? Yes, what indeed?

The good news for everybody is that the company, Breitling Wing walking team, offers this excellent experience to pubic as well. For 400 pounds, the company can give a wing walking experience to any interested individual on their excellently maintained Boeing Stearman Biplane. The feet are actually strapped to the plane itself, so there is a minimal danger of falling, but there are other ramifications that might come to your attention. Like the plane crashing into the ground, landing gear falling apart, etc.

For Elon Musk, the 400 pounds might have been pennies, but I can’t afford that kind of money just on one ride. But still, it is at the top of my to-do list now, above the Ferraris and the Lamborghinis and even sky jumps. I mean I haven’t even touched the plane but I am still getting goosebumps just imagining it! Woah!