Incredible picture shows pilot in jaw-dropping loop above Orwell Bridge
PUBLISHED: 19:00 05 December 2019
This was the stunning scene as stunt pilot flew upside down over the Orwell Bridge.
Pilot Steve Woolmington, from Earls Colne, flew his Van's RV-6 aircraft over the bridge during one of his regular flights.
The picture shows the aerobatic-trained pilot 5,000ft above the famous river on Wednesday, December 4.
Mr Woolmington, who only began training aerobatics after the age of 60, was performing a loop-de-loop at 70mph (60kts), which is above the speed limit for cars passing over the bridge.
Mr Woolmington said: "I fly from Earls Colne and did a loop in the area over the Orwell.
"When I looked at the video from my Go-Pro camera, I noticed the bridge in shot, so took this still image to put on Twitter."
Pilots wishing to train in aerobatics can perform loops, barrel rolls and stall turns after completing a basic course, with climbing rolls and hesitation loops requiring further training.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.