Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing
Wingwalking Isnt What It Used To Be And Thats A Good Thing

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Back in the 1920s, wingwalking claimed lives. Daredevils would move around on the top of a plane's wings, in mid-flight, often without any harness or any safety line. Maybe they'd be able to clip onto something during takeoff and landing, but maybe not. There are still a few of those true daredevil wingwalkers out there in the world, but in the 21st century... it's usually a bit different. Thanks to the team at Aerosuperbatics Wingwalking: (this isn't sponsored, and I paid for my flight). Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, I'm at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Instagram as tomscottgo


Jack Sibley : Next week: Tom Scott calmly delivers a monologue while docking with a space station.

Vivienne Gucwa : Tom: Yeah, I don't really enjoy rollercoasters. Also Tom: (this video)

Nate and Noah Try Life : Tom I respect the audio correction work that must’ve gone into this.

Reilly : There's something hilarious about Tom's face flapping in the wind while he talks.

Callum : 2:19 skin.exe stopped working.

Terroto Rotbart : Well you know what they say: when you're too cheap to book seats...

s6th : Remember when Tom panicked on that robot arm, citing "I hate rollercoasters"? He's certainly changed.

Sierra : Dank Tom T-posing at all the plebs on the ground.

Simon Patterson : I'd say you're lucky to be able to do this, but you've worked so incredibly hard to get to the point of having these opportunities that luck probably hardly plays a part at all now.

synth : Watch Now: Tom Scott ON AIR!

Abbreviated Reviews : Five months ago you were making an international standard cup of tea and now you're strapped to the top of an airplane. By next year I figure you'll be in space.

Monotof1 : I want park bench follow-up on this

Fly Every Day : As a pilot, I have no inclination to leave the cockpit.

Jocy Wolff : Why no video footage of the professional?

Mohd Haffiszul Mohd Said : This is how I feel every time I'm taking low-cost airline.

Maxx B : That looks like a whole lot of fun with a healthy does of nope. Great video.

Fox Ridge : Listening to them calmly explain the concept of modern wingwalking while Tom screams in the background is funny to me for some reason.

Abhijith Ravikumar : Add that to the list of things that could get me killed that i want to do

Exile 1 : Tom would have made a great Blue Peter presenter.

Dekimate : Even the birds go on strike? Europe sure is weird…

[] : Thumbnail award of the year. Also, thumbnail is such a strange word.

robert linke : your ability to just deliver lines to camera is Amazing! you can really focus, and hold it together, even when you are in such well ,extreme envirements!

SirBanana : Tom Scott is my religion.

ToLWaM : Drop a t for my boy T-Posing 😎

Nos Goroth : Okay, this needs a bench episode. Also maybe the plane needs a bench on top so that you can do windsitting.

DrewPeacock69 TrippyDrew69 : On a scale of "1" to "I need to change my underwear", how scary was this?

SarcasticDragon Gaming : That pose is proof that Tom is basically Jesus.

Henry Yuill : OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY

notanimposter : That Katie Hobbs is cool as heck! Yeah we pull up to 4g no big deal

Mousa Halaseh : I'm very impressed that you could even speak while you're up there!

Vineet Udeshi : New video from Tom: Hello, this is Tom Scott.... Live from the International Space Station.

Lisa Bowers : *"Wooo-hoo-hoo!"* - Tom Scott 2018

Mute : Good lord. That is terrifying! You're very brave, Tom.

QuantumBullet : You are 1 crazy boi!

SuicideBunny6 : Not too much G-force, or Tom will pass out again! :D

Nathan Ash : We need a Park bench on this one...

soos ູ : "And if this plane has problem, there is nothing I can do about it, Woo-hoo!" Well umm...

Mitsubishi F-2 : I can't help but think Tom just stumbles into these places and people are instantly "Want to try this?"

DarkCisum : I'm amazed at how you always manage to get "usable" audio from the nosiest places. :D

Toboter XP : Dammit, now you owe us a park bench, more than ever. Also how did you do those cool shots? Lots of cameras or lots of running from Matt?

Sean C : Wow Tom that is above and beyond anything I would expect to see you do, hope you get many views for this video.

tserbos2 : "Things you might not know" You are right !! I didn't know you are so brave !!!!!!! Make a 2 video behind the scenes please and explain more , what you experience up there!

fep_ ptcp : 3:41 Close your eyes and listen to Tom's impressions after shagging yo mamma ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

DerParadonym : I've expected everything from Tom. But definitely not this.... (in a good way)

DutchAver : Will there be a Park Bench about this video? Because this is the kind of video I want a park bench on.

Dr.Castor : TomScott. Piloted a hovercraft, Got on the vomit-comet, Interviewed Buzz Aldrin Flew with the red arrows And now as done wing-walking! I am starting to sens a pattern. And I think we should start calling him cardinal (like the red bird)

Guksack : Tom you maniac! Love how you still find a way to top what you’ve done in previous videos ❤️

The Ultimate Reductionist : This is what United does to paying passengers who get bumped from their seat.

Sebastian Mustermann : I desperately want a Park Bench on the audio work on this video.