The Pitts Formation
The Pitts Formation is a civilian airshow team flying beautiful red, white and blue
throughout the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.
With big 540 cubic inch engines and high-volume smoke systems, they deliver
an exciting, crowd-pleasing performance with lots of noise and
all reversals are vertical, so the aircraft are always in front of the crowd.
Close formation maneuvers include upright and inverted aileron and barrel rolls,
inside and outside loops, inside and outside Cuban eights and reverse Cuban eights,
Flying Lead is
a highly experienced ex-military
jet fighter pilot
who flew as a test pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force on the Mach 2+
Flying Wing is Tim's son
Andrew Boyd who holds an Airline Transport Pilot Licence.
Tim and Andrew have been flying together for over 30 years.
A two day weekend show includes one formation aerobatic flight and one solo aerobatic
flight per day - a total of four flights. In addition to positioning expenses, a two
airplane weekend show will consume a total of 50 gallons of 100LL avgas and 30 gallons of
non-toxic, low-viscosity smoke oil such as
Secure hangarage will be required for the aircraft as well as transportation and
motel rooms for the pilots for each night.