The January 2015 issue of the Swift Museum Foundation Newsletter. Updates from your Editor, the Foundation Board Chairman and Executive Director as well as news from the Swift Formation and Parts Committees. Also included is a memorial article for Charlie Cummins.
Editor Comments by Steve Whittenberger As you can see from the date of this issue we are entering a new Swift year a far as a newsletter goes. Having read some of those early newsletters it was apparent that many Swifters were trying to gain a foothold as an organization. Back in 1969 there were […]
Editor Comments by Steve Whittenberger November? Are you kidding me? Where did the year go? Did we just pull a Rip Van Winkle? Must be getting old… Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and the end of another fabulous Swift year is nearly in the books. Seems like we were just completing annual […]
Coverage of the Triple Tree, Fredricksburg and Westover Fly-ins and an introduction to the Factory and Replica Brick Fund-Raising Programs for the Swift Museum Foundation.
Editor Comments by Steve Whittenberger Great Flying on the Horizon. Summer is nearly gone….along with some hot bumpy flying weather … but hey … the best flying weather is just around the corner this fall. We have three Swift fly ins this month at Triple Tree in South Carolina, West Coast National at Jackson, CA […]
Editor Comments by Steve Whittenberger Oshkosh. This was another banner year for Swift at Air Venture. We had a large group of Swifters from all over the country attend this year and the excellent weather may have had a bit to do with that. Our Swifts did very well in the awards categories and our […]
Board Chairman Comments by Will Roberson As most of you are aware by now it is my sad duty to report the passing of Charles E. Nelson (Charlie to all of us in the Swift family) our President, founder, mentor and inspiration. It is hard to express my feelings at this writing but the main […]
Editor Comments by Steve Whittenberger Swift National 2014 is now over and what a show it was. We had a great crowd (over 135 for Friday and Saturday night), 50 Swifts showed up at one time or another, rides in the Wright B Flyer, good food, excellent accommodations, spirited formation contests, and some wonderful speakers […]
Editor Comments The Southern Swift Air Group (SSAG) once again visited Dayton Wright Brothers Airport (KMGY) this past week in preparation for Swift National in just 20 days or so. This is shaping up to be a terrific Fly In for Swift Members and families. We will spend our time on the airport (MGY) in […]
Editor Comments The countdown to Swift National at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (MGY) continues as we are now at 58 days and counting. Now is the time to get registered since it is only 27 days to the cutoff date for getting the reduced registration fee of $40 per head ….PLUS… with that you will receive […]