Remarks: TinStix of Dynamite! Skip Stewart does his trademark banked nose-high translation trick over Avalon’s Rwy 18, passing the end of Rich Gibson’s trademark ‘Wall of Fire’ - a spectacular fiery backdrop. I could feel the heat from the crowd-line, so the pilot must feel like toast, when flying so close to the flames. The Pitts S-2S Special aircraft N540S (Cn 9) is painted black, with a red flamed nose and black/white checkers on the wings and tail. This photo was taken at the 2013 Avalon International Airshow on Friday 01Mar2013.