Globe Swift

A Beautiful Weekend for Flying

March 6, 2012

I finally couldn’t take it any more this weekend. Clear blue skies, hardly any wind and temperatures pushing 70 deg . I headed out to the airport around  9 am  Saturday and was in the air by 11:30. The time between was spent visiting with/helping my friend in the hangar across the taxiway from me […]

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A Flight with a Lesson

November 26, 2011

Today was a really beautiful day for flying – clear, cool and light winds. I figured that I ought to take advantage of the nice day  while I could. When I got the the airport the temperature was 28 degrees(F) and there were already a couple of planes in the pattern.  There was also a […]

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Down Time Again

October 19, 2011

I haven’t had any actual flying posts lately because I haven’t been flying.  It’s the time of year that the Swift’s annual inspection is due – the end of October to be exact.  I started the inspection a couple of weeks ago and was promptly sidetracked by other projects at home. So far I have […]

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Swifts and Articles for September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011

This was really a slow week for the kinds of aviation articles that I like to pass along to you. To give this article a little more body I’ll combine it with a little coverage of the West Coast Swift Fly-in that I attended last weekend. I do have one link which I’ll put at […]

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Not Flying for a While

August 14, 2011

Last weekend I took my longest straight-line flight to date with the Swift I now own. I logged roughly 1.5 hours each way and got to know the plane a little better. It definitely makes different sounds than my previous Swift. That is a function of the larger engine (Continental O-300 then vs. Continental IO-360 […]

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