Wing walking” is apparently kind of like Death Proof on a plane (and without Kurt Russell), and a 27-year-old woman named Ashley Battles set a new Guinness World Record for it on Saturday while flying over San Francisco.

“It was just very forceful winds and constantly uncomfortable and cold the entire time,” said Battle of her almost three and a half hour flight strapped to the top of a 1942 Steerman bi-plane.

Welcome to SF, Ashley! It was that way on the ground, too. Oh, I joke, it was actually pretty nice this weekend.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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