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I Finally Got My Upside-Down Pitts S2C Flight In With Billy Werth! (Grayout Aerosports)

(click pic to enlarge) Billy Werth and his beautiful Pitts S2C at Indy Regional Airport

 Billy Werth (Grayout Aerosports) and I have been trying to get together to go flying in his Pitts S2C for about 2 years now... every time we had it scheduled something would get in the way to keep it from happening. Well, yesterday it finally happened! This was my first time ever flying an airplane as hot as the Pitts and of course I loved it! My only complaint is that I'm taking a pretty heavy and constant dose of Vicodin these days to deal with my ongoing sciatic nerve pain, and that meant that the gyros in my head tumbled much sooner than I had hoped for. I didn't get sick, but I could feel that I was heading that way. But I did get the chance to get the overall feel for the airplane with some tight turns etc, and then with some verbal guidance from Billy, I executed three rolls and two loops - pretty nice ones at that!

 All this confirms that I MUST do more of this in the future! There are so many positives that come from getting some time in an airplane like this with an excellent instructor like Billy. I'll be putting a more detailed post together soon that'll share more of what we did together and also explain all the good things that come from some specialized training like this. I'm convinced that this is definitely for every pilot out there, and you will always emerge a better pilot after this kind of training. And as an added bonus, some time upside-down in a Pitts is one awesome kick-butt experience! Thank you Billy : )


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Reader Comments (3)

Congratulations, Martt! I hope to get a ride like that someday.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary L. Jones


When you mentioned your sciatic nerve pain I felt compelled to ask if you had considered a grains free diet. I live a totally different life in many ways because of that choice almost 4 years ago. Consider the book "It Starts With Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. You, like me, might find that low levels of inflammation in your body caused by certain foods.

The good news is Bacon probably isn't one of them! Bread, pasta, etc...maybe so.

My whole family eats grain free now, and what a difference it makes! Please contact me if you have any desire to discuss it. I can relate my experiences and point to some good resources.

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBill Strahan

Have to agree with the grain free!

September 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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