I have 43 years and over 5,500 hours of dual-given just in the pattern teaching people to master the Pitts on the ground and in the air. Others specialize in akro, which I do as well, but I prefer to concentrate on overcoming the mystique of the Pitts and similar airplanes on the ground. It's not that hard. I really mean it when I say teaching Pitts landings is fun and I've never had a single student who didn't come to enjoy it.?
goal in this training is to make pilots comfortable in the airplane in ANY
wind on ANY runway, not just long, wide ones. Even though we have a 80 ft wide,
8,000 foot runway, we only use the first 1,600-2,000 feet and will, if you
want, work you down to where you're using only half of the width. You'll average
8-12 landings an hour and you'll learn to handle the airplane in all sorts
of unusual situations and emergencies.
Because hotel rates in the Scottsdale area are quite high, we have professional, luxurious accommodations available for $140/night /room ($15 extra for two people, same room) which includes the evening meal, a continental breakfast and free beer and wine. The rooms are quite nice, self-contained and totally private. A large swimming pool and resort atmosphere are part of the package.
One upside to staying in Our Place is that the ground school NEVER ends. It's an all-encompassing Pitts Experience.
No smoking indoors. Try not to arrive after 10 pm, please, without prior arrangements. Let us know if you're allergic to dogs or cats so we can treat the rooms accordingly.
Directions to the Airport
For planning purposes, we are located in the Landmark FBO (North Complex) building on Scottsdale Airport which is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Figure a 35 minute drive from Sky Harbor airport including traffic. DO NOT GO TO THE AIRPORT FIRST. CALL US ON ARRIVAL (602-971-3991) AS OUR GROUND SCHOOL ISN'T GIVEN AT THE AIRPORT.
Fastest route is to jump on 202 East, right out of the airport to the 101 north. Take that to Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Exit and head West to Scottsdale Road. Go south on Scottsdale Rd to Butherus/Greenway and you'll see the airport entrance sign. Turn left. Go in the airport until the road "T"s at a stop sight. Turn left at the stop sign and go to the last building on your right, Landmark Aviation, North Complex. I'll meet you in the lobby.
Directions to Our Place:
Give us a call at 602/971-3991 or 602/738-2045 (CELL)
Plus 5 Aviation, LLC
602/971-3991, FAX 602/971-3896, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org