N512P built by Marc Jones
The 62nd Model 12 to fly
Marc completed his first 2 flights of N512P on 4/13/13 after 5 years of building:
"Thanks to Kevin Kimball and team for the design and excellent support, the Barrett gang for unbelievable performance, Larry King for sharing his experience and providing help where needed and Doug Ripley for his expert services and motivation by staying one step (maybe two) ahead of me while building his M12. Of course I utilized Darin's web site more than most so thanks for your dedication to the cause! I have to give credit to my wife for listening to boring explanations of how to build a Pitts Model 12 over the years, I think she is more glad than I the building phase is complete. Can't list everyone here who helped or provided support along the way but thanks to all, this type of project cannot be finished without others which is part of the joy! As for the performance...all I can say is WOW, which is the first word out of my mouth after liftoff. It exceeded my expectations and I've not even begun to let'r rip yet. Looking forward to Phase I and documenting the performance numbers."