mon oct 11, 2021

Stan Price looks back in time once again

This is a short article about the founding of Temco Aircraft, with information taken from a Temco Aircraft Corporation booklet titled "Our First Decade" . Continue ......

sun oct 10, 2021

2021 Gloria Warden Award

Each year at the Swift National Convention, the RRSW awards the Gloria Warden award to an individual that embodies the Swift spitit. In 2021, the recipient was Jim "Frog" Jones.

thu jan 21, 2021

New RRSW member     

New Swift owner and RRSW member, Randy Auburg, brings his Swift to Texas. It will be in central Texas for some upgrades before eventually being based at Odessa Schleymer airport.

fri may 24, 2019

Todd Bengtson's new Swift

Todd reports that he is starting to feel at home in his new Swift. 20 hours and 62 landings in 2 months. Beautiful airplane Todd.

thu may 23, 2019

RRSW enjoys Huntsville, TX

The RRSW gathered in Huntsville, TX at Wade and Terry's annual May flyin. The weater was bad in the morning and this limited attendance. By lunch, it was a beautiful day. This years featured guest was a beautiful B-26.

wed may 22, 2019

RRSW flys to Woodville, TX

The RRSW enjoyed perfect weather for the April flyout to Woodville, TX. A nice rural airport. Everyone enjoyed good home cooked meals at the Pickett House restaurant. 6 Swifts and Wade's Ryan PT22 made the journey. A great day of flying, food and fellowship.

tue dec 11, 2018

RRSW Fall Gathering 2018

A big think you to Brenda and Larry LaForce for hosting the RRSW Fall Flyin at Mount Pleasant October 5-7, 2018. We all enjoyed each others friendship, flying, eating, wine touring, and touring the incredible Mid- America Flight Museum. Early arrivals made their way to Mt. Pleasant on Thursday evening. Friday the group flew out to Sulpher Springs for lunch at the Red Barn Cafe. Friday evening/ night we enjoyed a wine tour and dining at Los Pinos Winery in Pittsburg , TX.

Saturday's main event was to tour the Mid - America Flight Museum. Scott Glover has a wonderful collection of rare aircraft, and the hosts spent a lot of time with us touring the place. Lunch was catered at the museum. Saturday night's dinner was held at the host hotel and enjoyed by all. The weather Sunday morning was cloudy and rainy, but cleared about lunch time for most to depart for home.

Thank you to all who made the effort to attend.

wed feb 21, 2018

Formation Flying

Many Swift owners enjoy formation flying with their Swifts and fly-ins such as the RRSW Fall Gathering are perfect opportunities to learn and practice. But good training is essential; both ground school and inflight and ongoing practice is important to maintain skill levels. Formation flying is all about safety, attitude, standardization, thorough pre-flight briefing and rigorous and open post flight debriefing but the challenge of doing it well is its own reward. If there is sufficient interest, it may be possible to have a formation ground school at this years Fall Gathering at Mount Pleasant.

Video courtesy of Sam Swift