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Pitts Special Aerobatics Experience

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Appearing at airshows all over the world and used by world champions the Pitts Special is a aerobatic bi-plane and this day out allows you to experience what it feels like to perform stunts such as Cuban Eight and wingovers. You can choose from either a 20 or 30 minute Pitts Special aerobatic experience.

£149 for 20 minutes
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£225 for 30 minutes
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Berkshire, Near Maidenhead - 3 miles from the M4 (J8/9) and 6 miles from the M40 (J4)

Experience Details

The Pitts Special is one of the most famous aerobatic biplanes in history and has long been a favourite of world champions and never ceases to be a crowd-pleaser at airshows worldwide. On this experience you'll be flown by the aerobatics legend that is Alan Cassidy who has many, many hours flying time in the Pitts Special and other aerobatics aircraft as a renowned display pilot.

There’s a choice of either a 20-minute or half-hour flight on offer in this brilliant little plane and both experiences start on the ground with a safety briefing. Then it’s into the open cockpit for takeoff and into the skies you soar, ready to perform some of the major manoeuvres that make aerobatics in the Pitts Special so loved. If you’re up for it, Alan will give it his all, showing just what the Pitts is capable of, from loop-the-loops to stall turns, wingovers and Cuban Eights. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take over the controls and have a go at performing one of these astounding aeronautical stunts yourself!

Throughout your time in the air, you’ll be given a full commentary from Alan, who’ll explain all the technical aspects of each manoeuvre, as well as demonstrating some of the main features and abilities of the aircraft itself. As an American designed modern biplane, the Pitts Special boasts awesome aerobatics capabilities and its amazing power to weight ratio and ability to pull face changing G forces will give you the most exciting ride of your life.

If it's stunt flying you crave, this Pitts Special aerobatics experience taking off from this Maidenhead airfield is a sky-bound journey not to be missed. Will you or someone special become the next aerobatic ace?

Who is suitable for this experience?

Maximum height is 6'0. Maximum weight 14 stone. Minimum age is 16 years. You must be physically fit and in good health.
If you have any health concerns you should contact your GP before taking part in this activity.


Flights are available all year round, weather permitting.


Spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land. The airfield has free parking and a friendly clubhouse.


A full pre-flight safety briefing to explain principles of an aerobatic flight.
Take to the skies for your aerobatic flight.
Your pilot will provide a running commentary throughout the flight.
An opportunity to take the controls yourself and try your hand at looping the loop.
The flight duration includes taxi, take off and landing time.
Maximum level speed 203mph, roll rate 200 degrees/second, G limits +6g to -3g, tandem seating, 200bhp.

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