What a stinker!
Curtiss Pitts designed his iconic Special in 1944, revolutionising competition aerobatics. Betty Skelton brought it to national prominence by winning the American Women’s Championship three times in a row in the second prototype, Lil Stinker, named for Pitts’ trademark skunk logo and now displayed at the Washington Smithsonian Museum. Likewise, the two-seat S-2 prototype was called the Big Stinker and the improved S-1-11, with four ailerons, redesigned fin and 300hp Lycoming engine, the Super Stinker. The second British example of this is registered G-STNK.
This Van’s RV-8 has been re-registered as G-VMOZ