Goodyear Eagles Aero Team

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Who says only Jet Aircrafts can perform a spectacular airshows. Introducing all the way from South Africa Goodyear Eagles Aero Team. In January 2010, they came all the way from South Africa to entertain and exhilarate the UAE public to perform in Al Ain Airshow.

During the show they performed adrenaline raising a never-before-seen triple synchronized inverted parachute drop while three aircraft perform a formation loop. In this spectacular routine, three parachutists exit their Pitts Special S2B biplanes simultaneously at the top of a loop and parachute to the ground. Not only must the parachutists move away from their own aircraft as soon as possible, they must also steer clear of the other parachutists themselves.

The craft they have is the Pitts Special S2B biplanes. These biplanes designed by Curtis Pitt were flown way back in 1944 but still popular with aviation enthusiasts. The biplane makes it do maneuvers at very low speeds. The current version is produced by Aviat in Afton, Wyoming. It is available as an S1 single-seater with up to 200 hp (150 kW) flat-4 Lycoming engine and a 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m) wingspan, or as an S2 two-seater variant featuring a 260 hp (194 kW) flat-6 Lycoming and a 20 ft (6.1 m) wingspan. Pitts Specials have been equipped with engines of up to 450 hp (338 kW).

The aerobatics show, held at Al Ain International Airport in Abu Dhabi, featured more than 23 international teams of top pilots from Croatia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and more. Ramping up the adrenaline for the event sure was, the South African Goodyear Eagles Aerobatic

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