Aerobatic Flight

December 15, 2003 – Permanent
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Pitts Special S-1C

National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA

South Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar

See on Map Floor Plan

In 1908, Wilbur Wright flew the first public exhibitions of a Wright Flyer in France, and it wasn't long before aviation meets began thrilling crowds of spectators with races, altitude records, climbing and diving, and dramatic turns. Today, aerobatic flight remains an exhilarating type of flying in which a pilot performs precision maneuvers. See aircraft used by some of the stars of aerobatic flight—from barnstormer-style biplanes to the latest military fighter jets.

Highlights include:

  • Pitts Special S-1C Little Stinker
  • Monocoupe 110 Special Little Butch
  • Loudenslager Laser 200 Beautiful Obsession
  • Bücker Bü-133C Jungmeister