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Thumbnail preview of 1969 - 3326.pdf...pinks. wealthy manufacturer Part of the line-up at Oak Grove Airport for the 1969 US National Aerobatic Championships. Front to rear: Ed Mahler's PJ-260, Art Scholl's "Super Chipmunk", Will Teft's Pitts Special, Frank Tighe's modified Pitts Special, Wayne Flickinger's factory-demonstrator Citabria, Art Scholl's second Chipmunk, flown by Carolyn Salisbur...
1969 - 3326.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1973 - 2326.pdf...ngeani Q Sunday, September 9 0800nr Arrival of vintage aircraft for static display and concours d'elegance to lOOOhr Pitts Special, individual aerobatics by British National Champion Neil Williams lOIOhr Vintage aircraft parade. Three formations ranging from the B.A. Swallow to the Spitfire. 1030hr Arrival of RAF...
1973 - 2326.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1979 - 4208.pdf...batics THE 1979 United States aerobatic champion is Henry Haigh, a 54-year- old retired industrialist. He was a team member in the 1976 and 1978 world championships. Haigh flew a highly modified Pitts Special SIS to a narrow victory over 25-year-old investment counsellor Kermit Weeks, whose Pitts S-IS is so modified that he calls it a Weeks Special. The 16th annual competition, held las...
1979 - 4208.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1985 - 0754.pdf...124 152 152 Range (n.m.) — 261 269 352 Price — $45,950 $52,470 $62,350 Single-seat, single engine Aerobatic aircraft dominate this section of our guide in the form of the single-seat Pitts Special. Some six versions of the Pitts Special are now marketed by Christen Industries which produces complete aircraft, kits, and plans. Homebuilt variants carry the suffix E and all exce...
1985 - 0754.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1974 - 1397.pdf...ark Nigel Moll, at 19 "Flight's" youngest pilot, recalls an experi ence in a Pitts of the Rothmans Aerobatic Team. "Flight" photo graphs IT WAS with some apprehension that I found myself having Pitts Special G-BADW strapped to my back by Brendan O'Brien, the Rothmans Aero batic Team commentator for 1974. Manx Kelly, the team leader, was performing similar contortions a couple of feet in...
1974 - 1397.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1991 - 0920.pdf...ect from GD's Fort Worth production line, 36 will be supplied from the USA as kits for assembly in South Korea, and 72 will be built locally under licence from GD. The prime contractor for the Pitts Specials (below) head for UK Aviat buys rights to Pitts Special Pitts Special manufacturer Christen Industries has been acquired by Aviat, a Delaware- based light aircraft company. The majo...
1991 - 0920.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1974 - 1411.pdf...ws during a tight turn; the Lancaster on its approach is framed by a more modern design (Learjet 36). Below, reading downwards, three of tile public day specialities; the Swordfish, Hurricane and Pitts Special ...
1974 - 1411.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1974 - 0339.pdf...itts Specials PHOTOGRAPHER-TOM HAMILL Bellanca Citabria 7GCBC ^ m m m '• '*. ?&#•*' f* $• : ; • ;15V'^ -st 4 ^--i*«T>; *% :.^i *ns ;: ...
1974 - 0339.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1973 - 1659.pdf...ries' potential range of helicopters (excluding the Lama), smoke signals from the Sioux of the Army Air Corps' Blue Eagles, the Red Arrows' famous opposition horizontal loop, and the four Rothmans, Pitts Specials widely applauded for their presentation ...
1973 - 1659.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1969 - 3327.pdf...ivalry between those favouring monoplanes and those favouring biplanes remained hot throughout the week and was not at all settled by the final results. Half the 14 male pilots chose biplanes (six Pitts Specials and one hefty PJ-260). while the other half preferred cleaner monoplanes (three modified Chipmunks, two in a Zlin 526F and two in the Spinks Akromaster). Final positions were almost ...
1969 - 3327.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1988 - 1143.pdf...RIVATE-AIRCRAFT BUYERS' GUIDE Single-seat, single engine Deletion of the 180 h.p. Pitts Special S-lS, and the introduction of the Extra 230, removes the Pitts family dominance of this sector. With its mid-set, zero- incidence, flat-surface wing, the Extra 230 represents the lat...
1988 - 1143.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1989 - 0784.pdf...PRIVATE AIRCRAFT BUYERS' GUIDE Single-seat, single-engine Lycoming engines remain the favourite power source for manufacturers of the aero- batic aircraft which traditionally comprise this sectio...
1989 - 0784.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1984 - 0447.pdf...e the very many varieties of balloon available. (Addresses of balloonmakers appear on page 702.) Altogether, more than a dozen types have been added to the reference tables which begin overleaf: Pitts Special S-1S and S-2B; Cessna Cutlass; Slingsby T.67C; Maule M-7-235 Super Rocket; Caproni-Vizzola Jet Calif A21SJ; Grob 109B and Gill; Scheibe SF-25C Falke 84; three Schempp-Hirth motor gl...
1984 - 0447.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1972 - 1902.pdf... a Pitts Special and the Rothmans aerobatic team, while 17 Wycombe-based aircraft formated to spell out the initials of Wycombe Air Park. The closing touch was a series of low-level flypasts by a Pitts Special, two Zlins and a KZ.8 as the British Aerobatic team left for Salon-en-Provence and the World Aerobatic Championships. The British aerobatic team, photographed before departure for the...
1972 - 1902.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1967 - 2125.pdf...N BERLINER Sport biplanes beginning their turns for the first pylon during one of the heats. The 1966-61 national champion Bruce Mclntire and finals second-placer Sid White, at left, are trailed by a Pitts Special and three Miniplanes AFEW MILES NORTH of the gaudy little gambling town ofReno, some miles from the California border and justpast Panther Valley and Black Springs, lies the Lemmon Valle...
1967 - 2125.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1973 - 2408.pdf...FLIGHT International, 20 September 1973 PAGEANT PICTURE POSTSCRIPT 471a Perhaps the most spectacular commercial team in the world, the Rothman Pitts Specials gave two exhilarating displays duri...
1973 - 2408.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1970 - 1300.pdf...d their day's practice. They illustrate two different approaches to the problem of producing a championship-class aerobatic aeroplane. On this page US national champion Bob Herendeen presents his Pitts Special close in to the photographic aircraft for two views; one, right, climbing away from Sywell and the other, above, just before passing under the nose of the photographic Super Cub. On ...
1970 - 1300.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1975 - 2845.pdf...:M- E :--"-:;v. •:;,:•••:•:•:•:• ,.•:•:•,: :•.•:•:•:• . :.w.;..-, -i ^ r^. ' tSSP*^ • *••' r i Rockwell Turbo Commander 690A (top left) over the Severn Estuary. The Rothmans aero- batic team's Pitts Specials (left) and the Romanian IS-29D glider (above). Copies of these and all "Flight" pictures are obtainable (10" x 8" glossy, 7Op each) from "Flight" Photographic Library, Dorset Hous...
1975 - 2845.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1984 - 0448.pdf...52 Range (n.m.) — 261 269 352 Price — $45,950 • $52,470 $62,350 TWO/FOUR-SEAT, SINGLE-ENGINE—up to 200 h.p. SINGLE-SEAT, SINGLE ENGINE This section remains dominated by the ubiquitous Pitts Special, now available from manufacturer Christen Industries in six models (see also other "Single-engine" tables). The 180 h.p. S-lS has been added with a 124kt 75 per cent-power cruise sp...
1984 - 0448.pdf
Thumbnail preview of 1986 - 0591.pdf...dry's latest aerobatic performer, the CAP 230. No performance details are available yet for this 300 h.p. Lycoming- powered competition aircraft. This section remains dominated by the ubi quitous Pitts Special family of aerobatic biplanes, which traces its ancestry back for more than 40 years. Taken over by Christen Industries a little more than two years ago, the company designs, manu fa...
1986 - 0591.pdf
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