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Man to soar over Brayford in jet suit

The event will mark the expansion of Wilkin Chapman

A human flyer will soar over the Brayford Pool in a jet suit as part of an air-born display.

High-tech Jet Suits are used by Gravity Industries to power their team members into flight for displays. The display will be led by Gravity’s founder and a pioneer of aeronautical innovation Richard Browning.

Crowds will line the Brayford Pool area to witness the display at the ‘Evolve’ event on Thursday, April 11.

Warm-up demonstrations by the Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service and Lincoln Sea Cadets will take place from 11.30am.

It’s all to mark the expansion of local law firm Wilkin Chapman solicitors.

Richard will take off in his jet-powered suit and blast over the water from the University Bridge.

Richard will take off in his jet-powered suit before blasting over the water from the University Bridge at 12pm. The human flyer reaches speeds of up to 32mph.

He will fly under the bridge and land in front of Wilkin Chapman’s expanded Lincoln office at The Maltings on Brayford Wharf East.

During the ‘human gravity flight’ highway restrictions will apply. Crowds will be guided to designated viewing areas.

Richard, who is a former British Royal Marine and oil trader, said: “This is Lincoln’s opportunity to witness unparalleled human flight right in front of peoples’ eyes.

“I promise you, all who see it will be inspired to question just what else is possible. We are delighted to have been invited to the city by Wilkin Chapman solicitors.”

Gravity Industries founder Richard Browning will perform the exciting aerial display.

Wilkin Chapman expansion

The Lincoln offices first opened in 2011 after its merger with Gilbert Blades in 1998. The business now employees 94 people at its city office.

Banks Long & Co leased further office space to the law firm after it outgrew its present two floors.

The £240,000 expansion onto the ground floor will house the firm’s Personal Injury and Medical Negligence teams, which is headed up by Partners Steve Hennegan and Tean Butcher:

Wilkin Chapman Chief Executive Des Mannion said: “This will be fantastic, something that has never been witnessed in Lincolnshire before. We are thrilled to be marking the opening of our expanded premises in this way.”