The Pitts S-2C is a 2 place, single seat biplane. It is a competition aerobatic aircraft that was designed by Curtis Pitts of the United States and first flown in 1949. The aircraft’s design incorporates many advanced features such as an enclosed cockpit and interlocking control sticks to enhance safety.

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United States
2008 to: Present
US$0.22 million
1x 1 X Lycoming AEIO-540
260 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
169 knots
313 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
277 Nautical Miles
513 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
24.32 nautical mile / gallon
11.898 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
21,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2700 feet / minute
13.72metre / second
Take Off Distance:
169 metre - 554.46 feet
Landing Distance:
229 metre - 751.30 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
737 Kg
1,625 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
247 Kg
545 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
29 gallon
110 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
2 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.1 metre - 3.61 feet
Cabin Width:
.7 metre - 2.30 feet
Cabin Length:
2.1 metre - 6.89 feet
Exterior Length:
5.72 metre - 18.77 feet
Tail height:
2.019 metre - 6.62 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
1 metre - 3.28 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
6.10 metre - 20.01 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The Pitts S-2C is a two-seat aerobatic biplane with tandem seating. It was designed by Jim Beasley and first flown on September 19, 1963. The aircraft has an aluminum tube fuselage construction with fabric covering and is powered by a Lycoming O-320 piston engine of 185 horsepower.

The Pitts S-2C has been used for competition in the Unlimited category as well as other categories, including War bird racing events like Reno Air Races or World Championships at Oshkosh (WOW). This aircraft also saw service both in military and civilian roles before being replaced by modern jets during the 1970s. Yet it still remains popular among airshow pilots around the world.

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