The two-place Pitts Special S-2B can be flown competitively in unlimited class competition. It is ideal for advanced aerobatic instruction and is our most popular model. Most students who have learned in slower, less responsive aerobatic aircraft, find the Pitts simply requires less work to perform maneuvers accurately. To put it simply, Pitts pilots have more fun!
The S-2B is obviously capable of highly advanced maneuvers, yet it is easy enough to fly for pilots just beginning their aerobatic training. The S-2B has been superseded by the S-2C and is no longer in production. However, Aviat Aircraft carries a full line of original manufacturer’s spare parts.
The concept is simple: Curtis Pitts designed the airplane he thought was necessary for World Aerobatic Contest level flying into the next millennium. What makes the S-1-11B/Super Stinker different from his earlier world-beating designs? 300 horses and 35 years more experience is what makes the difference.
After Aviat Aircraft, Inc. purchased the design, our engineers straightened out a few cosmetic lines to make the airplane easier to judge in competition and reengineered the structure for strength and pilot comfort.
We offer both plans and components (not a kit, just components) for this model. We can also complete the aircraft on a custom basis.
Similar to the S-2B in size and power, but in single-place configuration. This is the most recent addition to the single-place line. The Pitts Special S-2S provides superior vertical penetration and high speed.
The S-2S is no longer in production. However, Aviat Aircraft carries a full line of original manufacturer’s spare parts.
Small and powerful with extremely high performance. Particularly with respect to both aileron-roll rate and snap-roll rate. The Pitts Special S-1T is regularly used in all competition categories in both national and world contests.
The S-1T is available for manufacture on demand. Production plans are not available. However, plans for the Pitts S-1S are available for purchase for $395. In addition, Aviat Aircraft carries a full line of original manufacturer’s spare parts.