A self-confessed ‘adrenaline junkie’ has revealed she loves ‘being in the spotlight’ after securing a career performing aerobatic movements on the wings of airborne planes for global audiences of millions.
Kirsten Pobjoy, 22, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, who joined the only formation wing walking team in the world, believes her thrill-seeking career was her destiny.
She began circus school aged just 14 and went on to teach trapeze before joining Aerosuperbatics in March 2018.
The 22-year-old, who still lives at home with her teacher mother Sue and office manager father John, gushed about the travel associated with her unusual career path.
She said: ‘I’ve been lucky enough to perform in front of huge crowds at airshows as a wing walker. They attract crowds almost as big as those at football matches.
‘It’s such a privilege to be able to perform all over the world, too. I’ve travelled across Europe, been to China and to Mongolia with work. And being a wing walker doesn’t even feel like work to me – it’s just so much fun.’…
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