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    VH-PAS and VH-KJG

    Thanks so much Barry, I got a notice that someone was posting in here and it prompted me to let people know how it went on. Thanks so much, I've often thought of how young the apprentice in the plane was. Do you by any chance know where the Caltex Cup ended up?
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    VH-PAS and VH-KJG

    I meant to add. Curtis and Ma Pitts on the L and my mum, Bernie and Dad on the R.
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    VH-PAS and VH-KJG

    Hi, Just wanted to thank everyone for their generous comments and emails about dad. His story is here (typo being that dad was killed in '76 and not '75) - I would dearly love any photos of him as there isn't many, and if you felt able to post them or email them to me I would be happy to reimburse you. As you can imagine, I was only ten when dad died, it has been one of life's great joys to read of him as a person and people around the world sent me photos of him. It has been great to hear all about his life. Francois Bizzart has been a wealth of information on the Pitts Special and tracked down a number of photos for me including the one below. He also suggested that Dad has done training with Bill Thomas and he was correct. Clever man. The article is here: http://www.aviatormag.com.au/stories/Nov10_Rest_in_pitts.html (I didn't give it the title btw!) and a youtube video of the Winfield Ad dad did with 'Hoges' is here: A big thanks to Kathy Mexted for her prodding to do this story. Many Thanks Lisa Wright I
  4. Hi, I would love to talk to you about this as I am now doing a second article - how can I reach you? My home number is 07 3396 9712 Kind Regards Lisa Wright
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    Ah, the Winfield Ad, my husband located the footage a few years ago while trying to get footage of an interview Dad and John did for the Mike Walsh Show. Interesting - I seem to remember Dad and John being pretty happy to get a free paint job out of that ad. The blue and white that PAS was originally painted in - looked fantastic on the ground but made it very hard to see well in the air - not what you want for an aerobatic plane. PAS has a wonderful history emerging, which is great, we had believed it was not rebuilt after 1977. Thanks for this information and if you have any photos you can scan to me I would appreciate this greatly. Kind Regards Lisa [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N90GkKy6vx4]YouTube - James Scott Flying Pitts Special for Winfield Ad. - and remember "don't smoke"[/ame]
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    VH-PAS and VH-KJG

    Yes, just got it! Thanks again for that, I really appreciate it. Cheers Lisa
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    VH-PAS and VH-KJG

    That would be great, thank you. Flyav8 were great but what I think I will really have to speak with someone from Schofields Aero Club or the Royal Aero Club (Bankstown) who knew dad. Thanks so much for your post and offer to look into this for me, Kind Regards Lisa
  8. Ah, I spent my childhood at air shows and doing aerobatics with Dad. I was flying at a very young age. But no, I don't fly now.
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    VH-PAS and VH-KJG

    Hi everyone, I am writing a story for a magazine on my dad's life as an aerobatic pilot. Jim flew out of Bankstown and imported the second Pitts Special into Australia in 1973 after flying it solo across the US to California (VH-PAS) he was also part of a group that brought VH-KJG into the country a few years later. Dad loved flying so much, it truly was his life's passion and if you have any recollections of dad, I would love to hear from you. People who remember him will know he wasn't shy and loved to promote flying - and this is what I would love capture, any anecdotes would be so wonderful to get down, not only for this article, but for his family. Any information on VH-PAS, VH-KJG and VH-CVD would be great too. Kind Regards, Lisa Wright (nee Scott, the youngest of Jim's five children)
  10. :clap:Hi everyone, I am writing a story for a magazine on my dad's life as an aerobatic pilot. Jim flew out of Bankstown and bought the second Pitts Special into Australia in 1973 after flying it solo across the US to California. Dad loved flying so much, it truly was his life's passion and if you have any recollections of dad, I would love to hear from you. People who remember him will know he wasn't shy and loved to promote flying - and this is what I would love capture, any anecdotes would be so wonderful to get down, not only for this article, but for his family. Any information on VH-PAS and VH-CVD would be great too. Kind Regards, Lisa Wright (nee Scott, the youngest of Jim's five children)
  11. Hi, I am writing an article about my father, Jim Scott, aerobatic pilot, killed at Bankstown in December 2010. If you knew Jim, I'd love to hear from you. Things he did, ie flying upside down over each point in the NSW Air Race, including the finish line. He loved flying so much and this is what I want to capture. Thanks Lisa Wright (nee Scott, and the youngest of his five children)
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