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Pitts Special Aerobatics Gloucestershire

Staverton Airfield, Cheltenham   

• Flights in a Pitts Special S2a from Staverton
• Experience aerobatics in this iconic plane
• You get the chance to fly the Pitts as well
• Malverns, Cotswolds & Severn Estuary is the backdrop
30 Minute Flight plus Briefing



What's Included

• A flight in a Pitts Special S2a aerobatics plane
• Safety briefing with introduction to the aeroplane and its controls
• 30, 45 and 60 minute fight durations are available
• Experience aerobatic manoeuvres with the opportunity to take the controls during your flight
• The intercom system enables you to communicate with the pilot in flight
• Your experienced pilot will talk you through the manoeuvres as you fly them
• De-brief and opportunity for photographs
• Personalised flight certificate

What Can I Expect

Prepare yourself for the punchiest aerobatics with these Pitts Special flights in Gloucestershire! Flying out of Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport, you'll be treated to some of the wildest aerobatics manoeuvres in one of the most agile planes ever.

Small and often brightly painted, the powerful little Pitts Special has always been an air show favourite. Capable of incredible moves in the air, these agile little biplanes look like they're great fun to fly. Now you're about to find out if that's true, when you go flying in a lovely Pitts Special.

This classic Pitts Special S2a was built in 1977. Imported into the UK in 2001, the plane undertook a full restoration to then go ripping through the skies of Britain entertaining aviation fans with aerobatics displays and shows. She was even part of the Breitling Angels display team, which explains the eye-catching livery, as each of the four Pitts in the formation sported a bright colour.

Sitting at Staverton Airport, this Pitts Special is certainly eye-catching. Close up she's perhaps smaller than you had imagined, but there's an instant sportiness and sturdiness about the Pitts. It's an aerobatic icon that's for sure - right down to those distinctive wheel covers the Americans call wheel pants!

Once briefed on the flight and aircraft controls, strapped in to the front cockpit and ready, it's time to taxi for take off. With that 200hp Lycoming engine you'll quickly be in the air and you'll soon be looking down on the snaking lines of traffic on the M5. What happens next is where the magic begins…

As soon as you've reached the correct altitude, your expert aerobatics pilot instructor will show you the moves. This is what the Pitts is all about. This plane does what you tell it to, immediately. Certified to +6 and -3G, you can push the Pitts to the limits yet still feel totally in control. And you'll get a feel of that when you are handed the controls to fly yourself!

And one more thing, these Pitts Special flights from Staverton boast superb views over Gloucestershire. You've got the Malverns, the Severn Estuary and the Cotswolds - and they're all the better when viewed during inverted flight!


• Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, Cheltenham

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight 15 stone / 95kg
• Height restrictions: minimum 5ft 4ins, maximum 6ft 4ins


• Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

• Food and drink are available to purchase from the on-site pub with excellent viewing areas
• Flight durations include taxi, take off and landing
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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Pitts Special Aerobatics Gloucestershire
30 Minute Flight plus Briefing
Total Price£195.00
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