We're building a biplane. In our garage, at home...

That high performance biplane is the Pitts S-1-11B, which will become the second only of its type in the UK, with only a handful flying worldwide.

Why? Because we love Pitts Specials. Their history, their character, and the way they fly. The "Super Stinker" was designed by Curtis Pitts to compete with the carbon monoplanes, and we plan to continue his vision by keeping biplanes competitive in Advanced aerobatic competitions in the UK.

We are two brothers with a passion for aviation who enjoy building, maintaining, and flying aircraft. The Wright Brothers aircraft first flew in 1903, and a little over 100 years later the Cartwright Brothers will be doing the same.

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Turtle deck complete -

Sometime in late April we finished construction of the turtle deck, which is the area behind the cockpit that goes towards the tail, giving the rear of the aircraft its structure, shape and all importantly a luggage compartment - something that is crucial if you need to fly donuts over to the guys '... read more »

Happy 1st Birthday! -

Exactly one year ago today, on the 1st May 2016, was when we first brought the fuselage into our converted garage/workshop/hangar! We are currently on De Agostini's 'Build your own Pitts S-1-11B' issue 12 of 9,318. It has been a very busy year for all of us, not just in building the aircraft but als... read more »

Firewall forward -

It has been a while since our last blog post, so it's about time we gave you all an update on what's been happening over the past 3 months! It has been an exciting time which has involved a lot of organisation and preparation for components forward of  the firewall, including the firewall its s... read more »

Alex Cartwright

Alex Cartwright Flying since 2009, Alex is a seasoned competition pilot currently flying BAeA Intermediate competitions all over the UK in a Pitts S-2E, G-KITI.

An active member of the Shropshire Aero Club, Alex can often be found practicing for competitions up in the skies above Shropshire.

Scott Cartwright

Scott Cartwright Often found upside down inside the back of an aircraft, Scott is an aircraft engineer who maintains and builds a variety of aircraft.

When not working on aircraft, Scott is either out on his mountain bike or travelling the country taking photos.