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Articles on planes, pilots and events that shaped the history of the world aerobatics. ( Picture: World Cup Aerobatic Contest Paris)

Monday, 15 December 2014 16:58

Behind The Surname Yakovlev – The Yak-52 Part 1

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Behind the Russian surname Yakovlev lays a history of planes and aviation. Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was an aeronautical engineer who designed the Yakovlev military aircraft. Being the founder of the Yakovlev Design Bureau, he developed large numbers of fighter aircrafts used during World War II.

Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:34

Leo Loudenslager and the Laser 200

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Leo LoudenslagerJust like we can't talk about the Pitts Special without talking about Curtis Pitts, we can't talk about the Laser 200 without mentioning Leo Loudenslager. These planes signify a turning point in the history of aerobatics; they are the fruit of work, a shared passion, and a philosophy demonstrated by the sacrifice of these people's lives.

Leo Loudenslager is considered responsible for ending the reign that the biplane created by Curtis Pitts, the Pitts Special, had established in aerobatic competition circuits throughout the world. Although the Pitts continued to defeat the Czech Zlins at the beginning of the 1970s in Europe, in the U.S. the domination of Leo's advanced single-seater over the biplanes had already been predicted.

Saturday, 24 May 2014 11:35

Pitts Special - Last Part

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Curtis Pitts died at the age of 89 on June 10, 2005 in Miami of complications during a heart operation.

Curtis is a legend in the international aerobatics world. That tiny biplane he designed in 1944 called "The Special," built without any intention of producing a series, with elegant form and design, along with some wonderful aerobatic performances, made the Pitts one of the aerobatic planes that caused the most interest and desire during his time.

Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:53

Max Immelmann

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Max Immelmann was one of the greatest German pilots of WWI. Son of factory owner Franz Immelmann and Gertrude Sidonie, he entered into the Dresden cadet corps at 25 years old, where he prepared for a successful military career, and later joined the railway regiment Eisenbahnregiment Berlin, earning a mechanical engineer degree in Dresden.

Monday, 03 March 2014 15:43

The Pitts, Part III

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Mr. Muscles, the first Pitts wiht a 170 hp engineDuring the 1950s, when airshow activity was increasingly stagnant, Curtis decided to temporarily leave Pitts airplane construction and center his efforts on his business and on creating Pitts designs and blueprints. 

Friday, 10 January 2014 15:28

Leo Loudenslager and the Laser 200

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Leo Loudenslager inside the Laser 200Just like we can't talk about the Pitts Special without talking about Curtis Pitts, we can't talk about the Láser 200 without mentioning Leo Loudenslager. These planes signify a turning point in the history of aerobatics; they are the fruit of work, a shared passion, and a philosophy demonstrated by the sacrifice of these people's lives.

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