|Van Der Bird|
Pitts Special S1-S
Other competitors, Dusty Crophopper
Van Der Bird is a racing plane from the Netherlands taking part in the WATG Rally.
He is seen in many shots of the racers throughout the movie, Planes. He is strangely not seen in the Wings Around the Globe pit row at John F. Kennedy International Airport despite his tent appearing there, although it could be that he was somewhere else at the time. When Dusty is broken and needs repairs, Van Der Bird gives him supplies. Van Der Bird is also a very small planes other planes that were nearby when Dusty needed repairs all the other aircraft towered over him planes like Little king and Bulldog we're huge compared to him.
- He is modeled after a Pitts Special S1-S.
- The name "Van Der Bird" is a reference to the 1980's rockband Vandenberg, fronted by Ad Vandenberg, who is also from the Netherlands.