EDITOR: CAROL & GERRY HAMPTON AV8RGNH@SBCGLOBAL.NET 530-676-7755
We have had our share of rainy weather here in Northern CA, and for that we are grateful. Gave us the opportunity to fine tune the Swift for another season of flying. I hope to see my fellow Swifters out and about and to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie this bird is famous for.
Westover 2016 Sept 23-25
Carol and Gerry Hampton are well into planning for the West Coast Swift National at Westover Field, JAQ, Jackson, CA. The fly-in hotel is again the Best Western Amador Inn, 209-223-0211. We have a block of 40 rooms reserved. Call and tell them you are with the Swift group. Room rate is $85 a night. They will provide van transportation again this year.
We are planning on wine tasting again and will have a formation school if there is a demand.
Please put this on your calendar to attend.
Swift National 2016 June 8-12 Athens, TN
Swift National 2016 — Athens, TN Jun 8 – 12, 2016: This will be the major event of the year for Swift. We are pushing hard to complete the Swift Museum by June and plan on a dedication at that time. We are also urging all of our members to attend if possible. As a minimum we would like to have 70 Swifts fly in for this event and of course we plan other flying activities, formation flights and training and sightseeing events in the local area. We will have all the meals in the new facility and most will be catered. Hotels are reserved and we have secured discounts for you. The most important factor is to get pre- registered. This has worked well at St. Louis, Dayton and Bowling Green and we are urging you to get your reservations in early and certainly not later than May 13. This will greatly aid us with food, transportation and hotel accommodations. Please fill out the form from the SMF newsletter and send it in as soon as possible. If you are not sure….register anyway. We can handle cancellations more easily than late shows. Having said that, if you cannot commit early please come anyway…we will adjust as necessary. This is a special event… our 70th Anniversary….and it will be a great time to meet old friends and greet our new members. This is all for you and we want you to have a great time! Please call or email Paul Mercandetti or myself at HQ with questions or suggestions. 508-564-2871 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Northwest Swift Fly-in Cottage Grove, OR July 15-17
Kent Koester is again hosting this most fun fly-in. The Village Green Resort is the fly-in hotel. The remodeling has been accomplished. Contact them at (541) 942-2491 and say you are with the Swift group. $99 standard; $119 deluxe. They will hold a block of rooms until 15 June.
Red River Swift Wing Gathering Sep 29-Oct 2
The RRSW fall fly-in is at Pecan Plantation, 0TX1, early bird arrivals on Thursday, 29 Sep, and fly-in 30 Sep to 2 Oct. Contact Steve/Barb Wilson at 817-578-9878. For rooms at the clubhouse, call 817-573-2641.
World Domination II a Swift Takeover
Perry Sisson is organizing another World Domination event. The name will be “World Domination II; a Swift Takeover”. The date of this new event will be June 12, 2016. The object will again be to see how many Swift’s we can get airborne in a single 24 hour period…… regardless of location or duration of flight. It doesn’t matter where you are located or what time you fly. Just go fly your Swift on that day and report it to Perry. More information will be forthcoming via the newsletter, website, your regional Swift Wing and Facebook.
In 2012 during “World Domination; the Day of the Swift, we had 101 Swift’s fly in 4 different countries, 32 were in the air at the exact same time and 136.2 hours of flying time were logged on that single day.
The 2016 World Domination event could very well include twice as many countries and upwards of 150 airplanes. June 12th was selected because that is the scheduled departure day of the National Swift Fly-In in Athens, TN.
We will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Swift and are expecting at least 70 Swifts. The potential of 70 plus Swift’s departing gives us a huge jump on Swifter’s participating in the event.
Legend of Flight Nut Tree Airport (VCB)
There will be a pancake breakfast with donation going to the Legend of Flight Museum on the fourth Saturday of the month from April thru October. This would be a great place for a monthly gathering of Swifts. Mark your calendars.
2016 WCSW SWIFT FLY INS
Jun 8-12 Athens, TN Swift National
Jul 15-17 Cottage Grove, OR Northwest Swift Fly-in
Sep 23-25 Westover Field, CA West Coast Swift National
Sep 29-Oct 2 Pecan Plantation, TX RRSW Gathering
2016 OTHER FLY INS/AIR SHOWS
Mar 19-20 Fox Field LA County Air Show
Apr 2 Riverside Airport Riverside Air Show
Apr 16-17 March Field Thunder over the Empire
Apr 29-May 1 Chino Airport Planes of Fame Airshow
May 7 Paso Robles Airport Estrella Warbirds Wings Wheel
May 14 Redlands Airport Hangar 24 Air Fest
May 21-22 Madera Airport Madera Air Show
Jun 11-12 Gillespie Field, CA Air Show San Diego
Jun 18-19 Hollister Hollister Air Show
Jun 18-19 Columbia Airport Father’s Day Fly-in
Jul 7-9 Arlington Airport Arlington EAA, WA
Jul 9 Truckee Tahoe Air Fair & Family Fest
Jul 25-31 Oshkosh, WI EAA Air Venture
Aug 20-21 Camarillo Camarillo Air Show
Sept 14-18 Stead Field Reno Air Races
Oct 8 Auburn Airport Auburn Air Fair
Oct 14-16 Minter Airport Madness over Minter
Oct 15 Marysville Golden West EAA fly-in
The above information is accurate as far as we know it, if we receive
notification of changes to date, time, locations, etc. we will update you.
The ANNUAL DUES for 2016 for a newsletter sent by e-mail is $5.00 and you must provide us an email address.
****IF your annual dues are up for renewal, please send your check to Gerry Hampton, 3195 Bonanza Dr, Cameron Park, Ca 95682. Make the check out to Gerry or Carol Hampton, WCSW. If you have already renewed, please disregard this notice. HOWEVER, all correspondence should be sent to Gerry Hampton either at the home address or to the e mail shown on page 1 of this newsletter.****
Carol & Gerry Hampton