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PUBLISHED: 14:41 18 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:26 03 March 2010

THERE are only a few days left to enter the Evening Star competition to win a wing walk.

Not for the faint hearted but open to all, this amazing opportunity to join and train with the daredevil Utterly Butterly team is a once in a lifetime experience.

THERE are only a few days left to enter the Evening Star competition to win a wing walk.

Not for the faint hearted but open to all, this amazing opportunity to join and train with the daredevil Utterly Butterly team is a once in a lifetime experience.

The lucky winner will have the opportunity to soar above the skies of Suffolk secured to the outside of the team's specially modified Boeing Stearman biplane on the Raydon Wings press day next Wednesday, August 22.

The closing date for entries is only a few days away and thrill seekers keen to take a walk on the wild side are urged to put pen to paper now and answer the simply question: What day is the Raydon Wings airshow?

Entrants must be over 18 years old, under 6ft 1ins tall and under 14 stone. If you think you can do it – you probably can, according to team spokeswoman Rhiannon Nugent.

VIP tickets to the show are also up for grabs as a second prize.

Utterly Butterly twins Rachel and Lorna Cookson who are currently studying at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts will be delighting crowds on show day, September 1, with a sequence of breathtaking antics that put the buzz back into show flying.

The daring duo are among a host highlights set to attract thousands of people to the air and auto show on the former wartime fighter base near Hadleigh.

The show, which raises money for local charities, is enjoying its third successful run and will this year feature more than a 100 classic cars as well as highlights including World War Two fighter planes, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and bags of entertainment for all the family.

Show flight director and former RAF jet pilot Archie Carmichael said: "Raydon Wings is different because we don't have the problems associated with some of the better known shows.

"We have planned this as a day out for all the family who don't want to spend hours in a traffic jam. It's a very friendly show.

"We've got wartime fighters, a Lancaster, several Spitfires, the Sally B flying fortress and of course the stunning Utterly Butterly wing walkers.

"On the ground we've got hundreds of rare classic cars, including Rolls, Bugattis and Ferraris, hundreds of exhibits, stem engines and a fun fair for the children.

"It's all about recreating the atmosphere of a wartime air base in the middle of beautiful countryside and I'm looking forward to a terrific show."

Answers to The Evening Star Wing Walk Competition should be sent to Wing Walk, Evening Star Newsdesk, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

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You can also enter the competition online by going to www.eveningstar.co.uk

More information on the show can be found at www.raydonwings.com

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