Training on the Pitts Special S2A takes place at Picturesque Scone airport in Perthshire, Scotland.
The airport opened in 1936 and was a pilot training field during WWII. The airfield today, is a lively place with two tarmac runways and a grass strip.
It is home to an active and friendly mix of light aircraft owners and club members, as well as a successful and historic flying club and helicopter flight school.
The facilities are excellent, with a comfortable club house that has wireless internet access, large hangar and sun terrace. There is a busy little cafe yards from the club house and the very popular Aviator Restaurant on site for more upmarket dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Budget accommodation can also be found on site at the SkyLodge and the area has a wealth of Hotels and Guest Houses.
With the fair city of Perth, just a few minutes drive away and Edinburgh and Glasgow both accessible in around an hour, Scone is well placed within the attractive central belt of Scotland.
The airport itself sits in the lush green valley of the River Tay and you will enjoy a wonderful backdrop of distant mountains on your flights as well as unrestricted airspace. The west coast of Scotland and The Highlands proper are within a 30 minute flight of the airport, with the Cairngorm Mountains National Park even less flight time to the North.
For the none flyer, there is plenty to see and do in the area; everything from historic castles to retail therepy, luxury spas and outdoor pursuits. It's a wonderful destination for any kind of holiday.