Tuesday 31 January 2023

Pitts S-1SS ZK-LOL

Richard Hood has been building his Pitts S-1SS in his Ardmore hangar for quite a few years and has recently registered it.  The Pitts S-1SS has symmetrical airfoils and features 4 ailerons from the Super Stinker model that Curtis Pitts developed for competition aerobatics which give an impressive roll rate and good centering forces without the need for aileron spades.

ZK-LOL (c/n 2068) was registered to R B Hood on 3/11/22.  It's first flight was on 19 December 2022 at Ardmore.  Richard has since relocated his Pitts to Whitianga where Gavin Magill took these photos. 

It looks really nice in its swoopy orange and black scheme that is also applied on the wings.

Thanks for the photos Gavin.


  1. Hi, would we be able to use these photos to promote Richards Pitts at our upcoming show on June 04? We will of course credit your work. Thank you in advance.

  2. Yes, please feel free to use the photos