- Jul 12, 2007
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Just wanted to say hello and tell the world I am a Pitts owner. Waited 40 years to say that. I just bought (or found a gold mine) 2 Pitts S-1 projects. Only one engine though, a Lyc O 290 D2A One has a factory fuselage with all the welded parts and set of "D" wings. The other is a older homebuilt that had a landing accident. I have a lot of work to do and I know what it takes since I have built a homebuilt before and restored a couple classics, covered a Pitts S2E etc. I live close to where the very first Pitts flew at Hart field. It is now a Holiday Inn at I 295 and Commonwealth in Jacksonville Fla. There is some airplane stuff inside the hotel and even an old Ercoupe hanging from the rafters. Humm maybe the homebuilt project I have couldend up there in the lobby. That would be cool, a tribute to the man and his machine on the spot where it all started.