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Posted by pittsartist | 09-23-2014 @ 07:42 AM | 9,192 Views
Landed on the beach at Southport in 'FL with my mate Tom for the airshow. Tom took this, It's a real shame there's no sound to go with it

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Posted by pittsartist | 07-19-2014 @ 05:17 PM | 15,263 Views
Round Scotland in 3 mins 24 seconds

A quick video of an impromptu trip in my Zenair last weekend.

About 650 hours to build from aluminium and pop rivets, the kit costs around 14k here in the UK. It flies at about 95 MPH and has a 6 1/2 hour range (if your butt can stand it !)

Cut My Wings (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 07-09-2014 @ 07:21 AM | 13,859 Views
Hot off the editor - a quick video of last weekend's "Pitts" event here in the UK.

This year is a dry run for 2015 when there's a bigger event planned to mark the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the type.

Pitts at Sleap 2014 (3 min 33 sec)

3 1/2 minutes long - Hope you like it
Posted by pittsartist | 03-11-2014 @ 12:20 PM | 12,414 Views
Went flying on Sunday. Decided to try some "VNE" pulls to vertical for max number of rolls straight up.

Attempt no 3 and right at max speed (210) there's an almighty BANG as the Gopro on the top of the nosebowl departs and hits the canopy.

I'd checked it before I took off - no problems. It failed by the lugs on the casing snapping off - I think the combination of airspeed and propwash were just too much for it.

Luckily it bounced off the cabane struts on the way back to hitting the canopy. I think it missed the tail as there's no sign of any damage. Anyway, looks like it's time for a Hero 3+ and a rethink about how it's mounted.

It's in a field somewhere near Harby (Langar) in England somewhere. I bet if it ever gets found the video will be interesting.
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Posted by pittsartist | 12-30-2013 @ 05:25 PM | 11,139 Views
Happy New Year everyone !

i wish I had a nice new video to post - but alas no.

Anyway, I thought I'd dust off a couple of older ones to watch over the holiday

Here's an 8 ship formation trip to France

The Pitts Artists Tour De France V2 (5 min 50 sec)

And this one's a mate of mine going batsh1t at St Omer is his Pitts (a bit of a shonky edit - but trust me, the guy's an animal with the flying !)

The EggMeister (6 min 0 sec)

Goodbye 2013 ..... Hello 2014 !
Posted by pittsartist | 11-19-2013 @ 05:27 AM | 9,568 Views
Don't think I've posted this on here before - I suppose the 'Spit is an 80% "model"

I was not much of a fan of the replicas - Changed my mind after we filmed this.

It sure looks real once it's in the air, and it's FAST.

Spitfire at Sibson V4 (4 min 18 sec)

Hope you like it !
Posted by pittsartist | 10-28-2013 @ 12:17 PM | 9,576 Views
Time Flys 2013 - An Aviators Yearbook (4 min 35 sec)

Just finished (slightly premature - but it's been raining for a week & I'm bored)

Hope you like it !
Posted by pittsartist | 09-26-2013 @ 04:54 AM | 12,535 Views