Curtis Pitts (December 9, 1916 – June 10, 2005) of Stillmore, Georgia, was an American designer of a series of popular aerobatic biplanes, known as the Pitts Special. He also designed the Pitts Samson, built in 1948 for aerobatic pilot Jess Bristow. The Samson was destroyed in a mid-air collision around 1950.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has called the plane Pitts created in 1943 "revolutionary because of its small size, light weight, short wingspan and extreme agility".
Curtis Pitts died of complications from a heart valve replacement.