Flight Restrictions & Limitations
Pitts S-2C | Extra 300L | Marchetti SF-260
This is important information that you should consider before you purchase a ride in our aircraft.
The person flying must meet certain physical requirements to be able to participate and enjoy our flying experiences.
- - Must be at least 10 years of age or over the age of 18.*
- - Must be in fair physical condition and have no known heart conditions.
- - Must be able to hear, understand and speak English well enough to understand emergency and flight instruction commands.
- - Must be less than 6'7" and 245 pounds (parachute limitation). Tall and skinny is better than short and round. Being less than 20" wide at the hip is also recommended for comfort.
- - Must be willing and able to sign a Release of Liability Form before the flight.
*If you are under 18 and at least 10 years of age, you must have parental consent, be able to wear the parachute properly and be able to enter and exit the aircraft safely in the event of an emergency.
The aircraft and their cockpits are not very roomy and are quite cramped, like a single seat race car, so size does matter. Shorter, thinner, and lighter is always easier to accommodate. Bigger sizes are acceptable as long as you don't mind a bit of a tight fit and a little discomfort at times. Middle of the road is always going to b
The Waco can accommodate either 1 or 2 people in the front cockpit. There is no noticeable difference in the way the aircraft flies or performs with 1 or 2 passengers on board. However, if you want to actually fly the airplane, only 1 person can fit in the cockpit with the control stick installed. The maximum weight for a single passenger can be up to, 245 pounds (parachute limitation) if they want to perform any aerobatics, otherwise up to 340 pounds is the maximum weight for the front cockpit, if no aerobatics is desired. However, we do not believe it would be possible to fit someone 340 pounds through the door of the aircraft as it is quite small. The combined weight for 2 passengers in the front cockpit is 340 pounds and the control stick must be removed from the aircraft in order to accommodate 2 passengers at a time so no hands-on flying is possible for 2 passenger operations in the Waco. Smaller, thinner and shorter is again optimal, but as long as you don't mind a tight and cozy fit, we can squeeze almost everyone into the Waco. We must wear parachutes to do aerobatics with 2 passengers on board so again smaller is better for aerobatics in the Waco.
Of course, there are a many exceptions to the height and weight restrictions, so if you have a specific question, please ask before you buy the flight online. There will be NO REFUNDS for not knowing that 6'9" and 350 pounds won't fit in a Pitts. Sorry, but this actually happened. It was embarrassing for everyone involved