What a stinker!

Pilot - - NEW REGS -

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

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