Richard has been flying for the last 33 years and started his aviation career flying in the RAF Flying the Tornado GR1 in a low level ground attack role. Flying is in his family's DNA. His father Ken flew fast jets in the RAF and he was famous for his Hunter and Lightning aerobatic displays. After studying an Engineering degree at university he joined the RAF and after flying aircraft such as the Tornado GR1 and the Hawks, he now flies specially modified 'Muscle Biplanes' in Airshows.
Display & Aerobatics
25th April 1962
If you want to do something in life, don’t just talk about it, get on with it. There are no problems, only solutions.
Plenty of Latte (coffee). Helps me pack in a 36 hour day.
ALT1-WT World Timer.
I always fly and display with my Bremont. Timing is critical in all aspects of display flying. Not many watches have been in the tower of Power!
This year Rich Goodwin will perform at events across Great Britain and Ireland in his highly modified Pitts Special S2S, his ‘Muscle Biplane’. G-EWIZ has been specially modified to provide the ultimate Biplane for air show entertainment. It might look like a Pitts Special, and indeed it is a Pitts Special, but don’t be under any illusions – this is not an aircraft you can buy off the shelf. The aircraft’s extensive modification programme has given this biplane, the aptly registered G-EWIZ, enhanced capabilities which allow Rich to perform a unique, and extraordinary brand of aerobatics. The heart of the aircraft is a six cylinder 8.5 litre Lycoming 540 Engine equipped with Skydynamics Cold Air Sump and Exhaust, Airflow Performance Fuel injector, turning the latest MT Aerobatic Prop. A JPI EDM 740 engine Instrument provides continual monitoring and data logging of all engine parameters. The standard Pitts’ gear has been removed and the engine mount modified to take Titanium sprung gear legs and there’s a new shape carbon cowling that reduces weight and profile drag.
A newly approved rudder design provides better looks and more powerful yaw control and further developments for new wings, elevator and a supplementary Jet pack are being designed for a second airframe in 2017. The modification programme has given this Biplane enhanced capabilities producing a unique style of aerobatics where high energy gyroscopic forces have been combined with aerobatic manoeuvres to produce a very dynamic routine.
In 2010 Bremont was commissioned to produce a unique global timer chronometer for the military C-17 Globemaster crew. Bremont developed this ‘Globemaster’ watch as the Bremont World Timer for the civilian market and produced their first global timer watch. Features include an etched globe on the dial, all 24 time zones, a Trip-Tick case and Roto-click bezel.