Published Thursday, 29 August 2013
Tom Lackey was secured to the top of a 1943 Boeing Stearman which flew at around 1,000ft from Stranraer in Scotland to the City of Derry Airport on Thursday morning.
The daredevil pensioner, a former builder from the West Midlands, said he was "glad to be down" after touching down in Northern Ireland at about 11am.
"It was rather refreshing," Tom said. "Very, very cold and very, very noisy. It was a very powerful aircraft and the noise was quite terrific because of the engine and the wind.
It was scary at times but it's over with now and I have broken my own record
"I could see lots of sheep, lots of cows and little vehicles moving about like toys. I have been doing it for a long time and the pilot was quite prepared to bring me down at any stage but thankfully he didn't have to."
In completing the wing walk, Mr Lackey beat his own record which he set when he was in his 80s after the death of his wife Isobel - who had served in the Royal Air Force.
The unlikely stuntman said he always carries her photograph with him.
He said: "She comes with me every time I go up in the air. I mainly think of her and what she would think of me. I do think she would have been very proud. I have been doing all these stunts to keep her memory alive. She was a wonderful person."
Mr Lackey has raised over £1m for charity since his late wife's death and said his latest feat was his most difficult one to date.
He added: "I have done quite a number of wing walks. I do like doing it. I like the adrenaline and I see it as a challenge but this was definitely the toughest yet."
The 99-year-old, from Shirley near Solihull, was greeted by daughter and granddaughter after safely landing in Derry.
The plane on which the record was won will be on display at the Northern Ireland International Airshow being held this weekend in Portrush, Co Antrim.
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