sat aug 6, 2016
EAA Airventure 2016
EAA airventure is over for another year. About 20 beautiful Swifts and a Buckaroo were on display. As always Stan Price captured some great images throughout the week. Click here to see Stan's Oshkosh web album.
wed jun 15, 2016
Swift Nationals - 2016 - A "WOW" Experience - by Stan Price
The RRSW was again active with it's presence at the 2016 Swift Nationals. Our members were seen in all areas with regard to shirt sales, ticket sales, judging, formation flying, forums, and most any other activity imaginable. The theme this year was the 70th anniversary of the Swift and Paul Barnett put the exclamation point on this thought and gave over 70 airplane rides in his T-35 Buckaroo. What a guy.
Paul was also the recipient of our RRSW Gloria Warden award for the Love and Dedication to the Swift Community. Great job Paul. Continue reading here.
To see more of Stan's photos from Swift Nationals click here.
sat may 7, 2016
RRSW Fly-in to Huntsville, TX
RRSW group flys in to Huntsville.
8 Swifts and a whole lot more fun and fellowship. Thank you Wade and Terry for hosting such a great day for aviation.
fri apr 15, 2016
Here is the latest RRSW news from our Editor, Todd Bengtson. Click here for the March Newsletter.
sun jan 24, 2016
2016 RRSW Fall Gathering, Pecan Plantation
Mark your calendars now for our 2016 Fall Gathering to be held at Pecan Plantation (0TX1) Thu Sep29 - Sun Oct 2, 2016.
tue oct 27, 2015
2015 RRSW Fall Gathering, Pecan Plantation - by Stan Price
Our great RRSW President has earned his call sign honestly, (Raincrow). Mr. Wilson can turn a drought into a flood just by scheduling a fly-in. I guess you would consider nine to ten inches of rain a good little shower, even by Texas standards, and it did change the complexion of our weekend. Instead of rows of Swift we had a great collection of Chevys, Fords, Toyota, Nissans, etc. Just a few more inches of rain and I think we could have reeled in a boat.
Some of the Texas roads even were forecast to flood which kept a few of the group safe at home. I-35 and I-45 later did close.
With all of this one would expect the RRSW to just say, "The fly-in is cancelled." No way with the Wilson Duo at the helm. Continue here.
tue aug 25, 2015
RRSW Fly-in to Hilltop Lakes, TX
The RRSW gathered this past Saturday, August 22, at Hilltop Lakes. We had 4 Swifts in attendance, and
we enjoyed eating lunch at the lodge overlooking the pool and lake. Next year, I am going to suggest everyone
bring their bathing suits to take a dip in the Texas Shaped Pool in the background.
fri jul 10, 2015
The RRSW descends on Diamond Point
Once again the gang at Diamond Point have put on a fantastic fly in. Beautiful location and weather, great people, excellent flying! A good crowd from the RRSW made the trek to the Pacific Northwest from as far away as TX, TN, MN and AZ. Our newsletter editor, Todd Bengtson, once again took some wonderful photos of his flight from TX to Diamond Point and then views from Diamond Point and the surrounding area. Click here to see his web album.
wed jun 17, 2015
More Photos from Swift Nationals 2015
Our newsletter editor, Todd Bengtson, sends these great photos from Swift Nationals. Click here to see his web album.
wed jun 17, 2015
Photos from Swift Nationals 2015
Stan Price sent these photos from Swift Nationals 2015 held at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Click here to see his web album.
fri apr 17, 2015
Stan Price looks back in time - Part 3
Stan continues to delve into the past of Globe Aircraft and the Swift. Here are 2 pages from the December 1945 issue of Aviation (a precursor to Aviation Week and Space Technology). The first is an article on the upcoming Swift aircraft and provides a glimpse into the plans and hopes for the airplane. Of most interset is a forecast of sales of 4000 Swift airplanes in 1946. Sadly that wasn't to be. The second page shows an ad from Adel highlighting their hydraulic pump. Look familiar? And finally, part of Globe Aircraft history during the early 1940's was the production of the AT-10 shown here.
mon feb 24, 2014
Stan Price looks back in time - Part 2
Do you know what Globe Aircraft was doing 70 years ago? The following article was taken from a November 1944 Globe Beam (monthly Globe plant magazine). Continue ......
thu jan 16, 2014
Stan Price looks back in time - Part 1
Did you know about the Globe thoughts for a GC-2, GC-3, and Four Place (Possibly the GC-4) aircraft? The following advertisement/information sheet came from the John Clay Kennedy files and is from a 1941 publication. From the document the GC-1 will have a Continental A-80, the GC-2 will have a Franklin 90 HP engine, and the GC-3 will have a 100 HP engine. The four-place concept (possibly called the GC-4) would be introduced much later. Continue ......