The Pitts story
I enjoyed reading the April 2019 Pilot article on the massive Pitts 12 built by Peter Borchert from basic parts. However, I think that there is an error on page 34 when Peter said he met Nick Grace in 1989. Nick Grace was sadly killed in a road accident on 14 October 1988, aged 52. I am the same age; we were both born in 1936.
For twenty years I was a supporter of Carolyn Grace, who soloed ML407, the Grace Spitfire at White Waltham in 1990. Carolyn finally closed the Supporters Group in 2017, but Richard Grace continues to display ML407, which is based at Sywell. John Morley, Guildford
Peter replies: I’m sorry, I should have checked this before. My flight with Nick Grace was in December 1985