Newcastle aircraft profile day 1 – Pitts Special

Day 1 of our Newcastle Festival of Flight aircraft profile is the Modified Pitts Special piloted by Rich Goodwin who is making a much welcomed and requested return to Newcastle after making his debut in 2015. His display amazed the crowds and had everyone talking for months afterwards

G-EWIZ has been specially modified to provide the ultimate Biplane for Air Show Entertainment. The modification programme has given this Biplane enhanced capabilities producing a unique style of Aerobatics.

The Pitts Special may surprise you with her ability as looks are very much deceiving in this case, she is no ordinary prop aircraft. Some of the manoeuvers you will see include

Harrier Flight. Hovering on the powerful MT prop.
Double hammer head.
Tower of power. Torque roll and backwards flight
High Alpha Knife edge flight
The centrifuge

As for the Pilot, flying has always been in his blood. His father flew the Hawker Hunter and Lightening jets for the RAF and Richard himself is a former Tornado pilot with the RAF after doing his training in the Hawk T1 (The same aircraft the RAF Red Arrows use) He is also a former pilot of Boeing aircraft.

We very much look forward to seeing Rich Goodwin once again at the B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight in Newcastle on the 6th August. (information rom various sources and photo from ourselves in 2015 Portrush show.)

Tomorrow we will profile another aircraft due to display at Newcastle in just under 2 weeks time!

Northern Ireland & Ireland Airshows's photo.

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