October 23, 2009
Red River Swift Fly-in
Enjoyed a full Saturday of flying last weekend. Was able to take family for a short ride in the morning... another blog post on that later... and then flew down to Granbury, Texas in the afternoon for a local Swift Fly-In. I have been a fan of the Globe/Temco Swift for a good many years having worked on one as a job. My good friend Kelly talked me out of buying his nice, stock Swift to show me the 170 that I own. Happy with my choice of the 170 but I do admire the classic Swift. The Red River Swift Wing is an enthusiastic bunch. About fourteen of the slick birds came from around North Texas and even Arizona for the weekend of flying and fun. Locals held dinners and shuttled friends and fellow Swift owners around to the planned events. Thanks, Stan for the invite down... good to see you Janet and Alan! A few of my pictures are here. Stan wrote up a detailed report of the event here. Good times!
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