Scott in the cockpit of his MXS
In 2003, after flying more or less straight and level for 18 years, Scott got the itch to do something different. He took a few aerobatic flying lessons and the hook was set. Less than a year later he purchased a Pitts Special and began competing at the Sportsman Level in International Aerobatic Club sanctioned aerobatic contests. In 2004 he moved up to Intermediate Level aerobatic competition, flying at 5-6 contests per year. In 2006 Scott began flying with the Flying Circus, performing in the “Super Acro” slot. Scott sold his beloved Pitts in 2007 and purchased a Giles 202 carbon fiber monoplane – and moved up to Advanced Level competition. In 2013 he purchased his current aircraft – a 330 HP MXS – and moved up to the top level of competition aerobatics (Unlimited). Scott also flies the MXS in several other airshow venues on the East Coast during the season. There are only 12 MXSs in the world today. One is flown by 3-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland and two others are currently flying in the Red Bull Air Race circuit.
In his "real life", Scott is Systems Engineer for a local defense firm. He is also President of the Washington Area Chapter of the International Aerobatic Club.
For more information about Scott and his Airshow Performance schedule, please visit the Scott Francis Airshows website.