Aerobatic pilot gunning to beat own world record

YUMA | US aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman will try next month to break the record for the most number of consecutive inverted flat spins in an aircraft.

The Floridian is targeting 120 spins, beating the current world record of 98, which he set in 2016.

Suderman will fly a modified Pitts S-1C for the attemept, lightened and with a flat bottom wing. This will lower the aircraft’s stall speed and allow it to reach higher altitudes. It also has a custom-built smaller engine.

The maneuver will begin at 27,000 feet, with recovery at 2,000 feet. It will take up to four minutes to complete.

The attempt is scheduled for Sunday 17th February at MCAS Yuma, Arizona.