CAMARILLO, Calif. – Airshow pilot Spencer Suderman, the current Guinness World Record holder for “Most Inverted Flat Spins in an aircraft,” will attempt to break his own record of 81 rotations, set in 2014, with a spin of over 100 rotations.
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The attempt will occur on April 12 at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma in Arizona. This flight will occur over the USMC Barry M. Goldwater Range, West Segment where the restricted airspace has been reserved to an altitude of 50,000 feet for this world record breaking effort.
The aircraft to be used for this attempt is an experimental variant of the legendary Pitts Special aerobatic biplane. The plane, designated the Sunbird S-1x, was originally built and flown by noted aerobatic competitor and airshow pilot Dick Green and is the only one of its kind featuring an oversized engine and propeller.
A world-record attempt is never easy, nor cheap, so without sponsors Suderman would be sidelined. Sponsors of this attempt include: Torgoen Swiss Professional Pilot Watches; Dual Eyewear; Electroair Electronic Ignition Systems; Sandia Aerospace; Earthx Motorsports; Micro AeroDynamics; and Aerox.