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Meet Steve Wolf: Mr. Pitts

By Kathy Hirtz, M.D.

Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf is a world-renowned air show pilot with more than 30 years experience in both instructing and performing aerobatics.

Steve developed and instructed the Royal Falcons, Jordan’s national aerobatic flying team. He was personally invited by the late King Hussein of Jordan, a pilot himself, who had witnessed Steve’s impressive command of the Pitts biplane.

With more than 5,000 hours in the Pitts, Steve has accrued close to 8,000 hours of flying time in a variety of aircraft, most being in the aerobatic category. He has flown all the airplanes in the Pitts series of aerobatic biplanes, including all versions of the S1 and S2 series.

Steve has flown on the deck at air shows across America for many years in a variety of aircraft. He is most famous for his custom-built Pitts biplane Samson.

Along with his aerobatic prowess, Steve is a world-renowned aircraft builder and an FAA-certified airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic. In addition to building Samson, he built the Gee Bee replica; the wing for the Hughes H-1 racer, which was completed in 2002; and many others. He also designed and built the Wolf-Pitts biplane and Cyclone, a fantastic aerobatic monoplane.

His latest creation is the Wolfpitts Special, which he recently finished building.

Steve has been a member of two formation aerobatic teams, experience that has given him the skills to teach formation flying. He is a CFI and all training is logged as dual. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in all areas of aviation, but he is also an outstanding pilot and a joy to be around.

He will give you the experience of a lifetime! For more information on Steve Wolf, visit the Wolf Aircraft company website.


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