The next day, which should be the big day for my first flight in the Zlin , ended up being a day in the hangar, since too much gusty cross wind was blowing. Instead I took the opportunity to learn how to adjust the seat of the plane, at the adjustable backrest and at the bottom, and to put it in just the right position for to reach all the positions of both stick and pedals.
81 turns of inverted flat spin was the new World Guinness Record achieved by American air show performer Spencer Suderman over the California desert flying his Pitts S-2B fully prepared for the occasion.
Claude Bessiere, known as Coco in the world of aerobatics, was born in the middle of the 20th century in Angles, west part of France. He started flying aerobatics in 1976, and he competed for several years as a top-level athlete.
During 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.
The definition of a roll has changed a lot since José Luis Aresti defined the slow roll as the 360º rotation of a plane along its longitudinal axis for a duration of less than 15 seconds. He called the roll that lasts more than 15 seconds the “Super Slow Roll”. In reality, the term "slow" had nothing to do with the rolling rate that the maneuver produces, rather it was used to differentiate it from the super slow roll.