A Wave From TRIG - Shoreham 2013 by Colin  Williams Photography

Canon EOS 1000D 75-300mm Zoom Lens and 1.4 Converter.

The TRIG team fly two Pitts Special S-1D Biplanes, Trig Aerobatic Team
the Pitts Special is one of the most legendary light aerobatic aircraft ever built. Although originally designed by Curtiss Pitts back in 1944 the design proved so successful that the Pitts has been used by some of the most famous display teams ever since, this included
the Rothmans and Marlboro aerobatic teams in the 1970s. The Pitts Special also dominated world aerobatic championships in the 1960s and 1970s and, even today, it remains a potent competition and display aircraft.

The team’s aircraft are powered by Avco Lycoming IO-360 engines generating 180HP, powering a fixed pitch metal propeller. This gives them a top speed of 200mph, and with a max weight of only 522 kilograms. This power to weight ratio allows fantastic aerobatic performance and an astonishing climb performance of over 2500 feet per minute.

The aircrafts diminutive size enables it to be manoeuvred in a remarkably small area and gives it a fantastic rate of roll. It is a very sensitive aircraft to handle which makes display flying in the aircraft an absolute pleasure.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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Comments

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertabout 1 year ago

    Great image Colin, these were tiny aircraft but great to watch.

  • Thanks Nigel !! Tiny Aircraft, But A Long Way From Where We Were Sanding !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 1 year ago

    A superb series Colin

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 1 year ago

    Great capture Colin …

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • larry flewers
    larry flewersabout 1 year ago

    brilliant

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 1 year ago

    Great capture Colin and my word, that plane does look small. Your 1.4 certainly seems worth its money.

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 1 year ago

    Super image!!

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Chris Lord
    Chris Lordabout 1 year ago

    Super shot

  • Many Thanks Chris

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...about 1 year ago

    Chosen for clarity, interest and composition

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 1 year ago

    Wow awesome!

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 1 year ago

    Nicely taken Colin. – Ted

  • Many Thanks

    – Colin Williams Photography

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