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In Memory of
Jane Wicker
June 29, 1967 - June 22, 2013

Jane Wicker . Birth: Jun. 29, 1967 Death: Jun. 22, 2013 Dayton Montgomery County Ohio, USA Jane Wicker began her flying career after a scenic ride from a friend in 1988. After just one flight lesson she knew that the sky was where she belonged. Jane is the kind of person that once she gets her mind set on something, there is no stopping her. Once bitten by the aviation bug, she was unstoppable, paying for every bit of flight time personally. After receiving her pilot's certificate in 1989 she continued on and obtained her Instrument rating, Commercial certificate, Multi-engine Instrument and Multi-engine Commercial ratings all while working full time. In 1989 she was given an aerobatic ride at the Flying Circus as a Birthday present. Bitten by another bug, she set off with a new set of new goals. After that one Stearman flight, she knew she had to learn aerobatics and that she was destined to fly airshows. In 1990 the Flying Circus Airshow, in Bealeton VA, placed an advertisement for a wing walking position in the Washington Post Classifieds. She answered that ad thinking that wing walking would be an exciting way to enter the airshow business, not to mention a lot of fun. Her first time airborne on the wing also happened to be her first show. She fell in love with it and was the primary attraction at the Flying Circus for 12 years. With her former husband Kirk Wicker (whom she met at the wing walking auditions) they created "Beauty and the Beast Wing Walking". Jane walked the wings and ran the business while Kirk flew the plane. They performed all over North America. In 2002 she took a break from wing walking when the marriage dissolved. But, Jane just couldn't stay away. The fire was too strong and the passion would not leave her heart. So, in the winter of 2009-2010 she purchased Aurora and brought her act back to the Airshow Circuit. She has now returned to the skies. Or as she puts it "I'm back home". Jane is not only a wing walker, but also a true aerobatic pilot in her own right. She not only walks the wings of the Stearman but fli Wicker was a pilot and wing walker. She died in a tragic accident while performing at a air show in Dayton Ohio. Source: Www.wingwalk.org Jane Wicker began her flying career after a scenic ride from a friend in 1988. After just one flight lesson she knew that the sky was where she belonged. Jane is the kind of person that once she gets her mind set on something, there is no stopping her. Once bitten by the aviation bug, she was unstoppable, paying for every bit of flight time personally. After receiving her pilot's certificate in 1989 she continued on and obtained her Instrument rating, Commercial certificate, Multi-engine Instrument and Multi-engine Commercial ratings all while working full time. In 1989 she was given an aerobatic ride at the Flying Circus as a Birthday present. Bitten by another bug, she set off with a new set of new goals. After that one Stearman flight, she knew she had to learn aerobatics and that she was destined to fly airshows. In 1990 the Flying Circus Airshow, in Bealeton VA, placed an advertisement for a wing walking position in the Washington Post Classifieds. She answered that ad thinking that wing walking would be an exciting way to enter the airshow business, not to mention a lot of fun. Her first time airborne on the wing also happened to be her first show. She fell in love with it and was the primary attraction at the Flying Circus for 12 years. With her former husband Kirk Wicker (whom she met at the wing walking auditions) they created "Beauty and the Beast Wing Walking". Jane walked the wings and ran the business while Kirk flew the plane. They performed all over North America. In 2002 she took a break from wing walking when the marriage dissolved. But, Jane just couldn't stay away. The fire was too strong and the passion would not leave her heart. So, in the winter of 2009-2010 she purchased Aurora and brought her act back to the Airshow Circuit. She has now returned to the skies. Or as she puts it "I'm back home". Jane is not only a wing walker, but also a true aerobatic pilot in her own right. She not only walks the wings of the Stearman but fli Wicker was a pilot and wing walker. She died in a tragic accident while performing at a air show in Dayton Ohio. Source: Www.wingwalk.org Cremated, Ashes scattered. Specifically: Flying Circus Airfield. 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