Scott Francis has been flying in airplanes for as long as he can remember. Born and raised in Wichita, KS, he flew often with his father who was an experimental test pilot. Scott received his private license in high school, and has gone on to earn his commercial, instrument, multi-engine, and Airline Transport Pilot certifications. He has logged over 6,700 flight hours in more than 40 types of aircraft and is type rated in the Dash 8, King Air 350, and Boeing 737. Scott is a pilot for a major U.S. airline.
Scott began flying aerobatics and competing in aerobatic competitions in 2003. He rapidly moved up from Sportsman level, to Intermediate, Advanced, and finally the top level -- Unlimited. Scott has been performing in airshows since 2006, starting with a Pitts S-1T, then moving on to a Giles 202, and currently flying the ultra-high performance MXS aircraft.
Today, Scott possesses a surface level aerobatic waiver and flies in more than 30 airshows each year. He particularly enjoys interacting with spectators before and after each show. When he isn't flying an "away show", he can be seen performing at the Flying Circus in Bealeton, VA every Sunday from May through October.
Manufacturer: MX Aircraft (www.mxaircraft.com)
Model: MXS (one of only 12 in existence)
Construction: All Carbon Fiber Monoplane
Weight: 1179 lbs
Engine: Ly-Con AEIO-540, 355 HP
Max Speed: 310 MPH
Roll Rate: 500 deg/sec
G-Limit: +/- 14Gs