In a stunning move to start the new year, the Commission Internationale de Voltige AĆ©rienne (CIVA) has announced they are considering allowing the Pitts Special Biplane to compete in the World Advanced Aerobatic Championship (WAAC).

Details have not been released; however, a member of the organization said that world demands can no longer be ignored. The proposal under consideration would allow Pitts with over 300hp including S-2B, S-2C, S-2S, S1-11-B, Model 12, and Pitts S1 models with over 210 hp to be eligible for world level competition under a new category system.

This is a developing story and will be updated as details emerge.