Pitts S2C nose and prop

The Vertical Works is located at Scottsdale Airport (SDL) in Scottsdale, Arizona, just a short thirty minute drive from Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport. We enjoy excellent year round weather, outstanding accommodations, world class shopping and are ranked one of the best vacation cities in the Nation.

The Vertical Works was founded to provide aerobatic training for basic through advanced students alike. Spin training, formation flying and upset recovery are also available. The Pitts Special has proven to be one of the most capable, most reliable and safest aerobatic training aircraft ever built. Whether you are interested in recreational aerobatics, serious competition or just want to see what it's like to fly one of the most high performance Bi-planes on the planet, we can tailor a program to fit your schedule and budget. We are dedicated to building proficient pilots, not flight time.

Our instructor, Ron Chadwick is a former fighter pilot with 225 combat missions in Vietnam in the F-100. An Airline pilot for 22 years as well as flying for several major corporations, he has logged over 14000 hours in 45 different aircraft, with over 2000 hours instructing in light, general aviation aircraft. Ron has been flying various models of the Pitts Special since 1993 and currently competes in Advanced in the S-2C.