We're building a high performance biplane.

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.

We are two brothers with a passion for aviation who enjoy building, maintaining, and flying aircraft. The project for us started towards the end of 2015, and we would like to see it flying sometime in 2018. Find out more about the project »

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 'n girls at Swift Air, Leicester. This has been a sore point for us in the build, but it has als... 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 also in learning a lot of new skills. Some things have proved easier than others whilst some have prove... 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 self. In the past few weeks we have taken delivery of the engine, engine cowling, engine mounts and f... read more »

It's not all spanners and screwdrivers -

Over the past four weeks we have been making lots of progress on the build, however if you looked at the fuselage it's almost like nothing has happened. So what has been going on? Logistics, paper work, and buying the engine!It's not all spanners and screwdrivers when it comes to building an aircraft, as there is a lot of paper work and research involved too - especially when you're deviating from... read more »

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.

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.