Skip to content

Pitts S1C 

Price : £65,000 GBP

Aircraft Information

Af TT – 1959 Hours

Engine – 459,2 Hours Since Overhaul

Prop – 2 HRS Since new

Radio – Trig

Pitts S1C Modified – Curtis Pitts began the design of a single-seat aerobatic biplane in 1943–1944.The design has been refined continuously since the prototype first flew in September 1944. The aircraft was popularized by Betty Skelton, Caro Bayley, and other air show performers, which led to the offering of plans in 1962. The Pitts biplanes dominated world aerobatic competition in the 1960s and 1970s and, even today, remain potent competition aircraft in the lower categories. 

Pitts produced limited numbers of aircraft during the 1940s and 1950s. The Pitts Special became the standard by which all other aerobatic aircraft were judged. After a number of homebuilt aircraft were produced from rough hand-drawn plans produced by Pitts, more professionally drawn plans went on sale in 1962. While many homebuilt aircraft were built in the 1960s, earning the S-1 a reputation as an excellent aerobatic aircraft, Pitts worked on the design of a two-seat aerobatic trainer version, the S-2, which first flew in 1967. In 1972, the US Aerobatic Team won the World Championships flying only Pitts biplanes.

G-BSRH is a Pitts S-1C Modified which was originally built in 1964 and has four ailerons and a Lycoming O-360 with a 180 hp and a Hercules fixed pitch propeller. It has undergone two full restorations in its life time with the most recent being completed in 2022. All the original logbooks from 1964 until current are available.

This a beautiful example of a Classic Pitts S1 and restored to 10:10 condition with a striking paint scheme.

Viewing by appointment in the UK.