Yes, we are actually a couple of days into Spring but it sure felt like Winter. (No heat in the Pitts) I managed some pretty rough flying, especially in the second half. Nice to fly with a little snow on the ground though.
Nice flying there @smokinhole and beautiful aircraft, from what we could see. Are you the builder and do you compete?
Thanks! Its a beautiful machine no thanks to me. It has quite a successful aerobatic history as well (also, no thanks to me ). Ray Williams rebuilt it in 2005 and covered with plywood instead of fabric, making it pretty unique in the Pitts world.
I have so far managed at least three contests a year since buying the plane in 2013. I’ve had a few second place finishes but no wins yet. The first contest this year is the “Carolina Boogie” in April.
Really!? Yeah, that’s unique…!
…so you’re telling us you’re going to be in the middle of barbecue country for an entire weekend? I think an old classmate of mine is going to be flying his S2C in that one again.
S2C. Trying to think who that might be.
Brett Pearce. Young guy with a Pitts and an Extra.
I don’t think we’ve met. NC draws people from the Deep South and New England who might not otherwise compete with each other.