| Caption: ON THE COVER: "Mr. Midnight", already one of the best known Pitts "Specials" around, was a standout at the 1968 EAA Fly-In. N-7021 is flown by Richard C. Darcey of Orlando, Fla., and it received the award for being the "Most Outstanding Pitts" at the show. (Color photo by Jean Seele) |
Our thanks to Richard C. "Trey" Darcey, III for providing this image to us. Trey is the son of the late Mr. Darcey, pictured above, who said that when Curtis Pitts saw the cockpit he thought it looked like a lounge chair! Unfortunately, not long after this photo was taken, Mr. Darcey passed away in to a cropduster accident, and this Pitts was lost in a fatal accident in Highgrove, CA in Sept. 1974 when the pilot hit the ground during aerobatics.