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The Pitts S-1/S-2 is the most successful and recognized American built aerobatic aircraft.  The second S-1 built, flown and named "Little Stinker" by Betty Skelton,  won the 1949 and 1950 Feminine Aerobatic Championships--beginning the Pitts domination of aerobatic championships into the 1980s.  Many Pitts Specials can be seen on the airshow circuit.

The rights to the Pitts S-1/S-2 was acquired by Aviat Aviation in 1991.

Factoid: The Pitts S-1/S-2 has won more aerobatic contests than any other aircraft type.

 Specifications (S-2B)  Designations
Type: Aerobatic
Engines: one 260 hp (194 kW) Lycoming AEIO-540 flat-six piston engine
S-1: one seat
S-2: two seat
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