LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Aircraft Circus take to the air at 375-feet at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Taking the plunge
Moira Campbell
and Lucy Francis
go over the edge for Aircraft Circus

The Aircraft Circus training school got their name on the television news in the old fashioned way over Easter, with a free show in the form of a daredevil leap off the 375-ft-tall Orbit sculpture at the opening to the public of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park  - the former site of the Olympics in East London. Appropriately, this picture was taken by Olympic athlete Tom Daley!

And to give you an idea of the height, here's one of the riggers looking over the edge:

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