Past Featured Swifts

North to Alaska, the trip of a lifetime

by Marvin Homsley

The purpose of this trip was to meet some friends who were going to be in Homer, Alaska for a few days. I never imagined having so much fun along the way. This was the best few weeks I can remember. It started with winning an award at Oshkosh and now going on the trip I had wanted to make for years.


Photo of Bill Findlay’s Canadian Swift CF-HSD taken at his home airport, Langley, BC (CYNJ).
We don’t often see photos of Swift prop tip vapor swirls and this one is a particularly good one.
The fog had just cleared on this morning but the air was still quite saturated, hence the visible water vapor being formed at the prop tips.
The photo was taken by a friend who just happened to be in the right spot at the right time.


John Polaczyk leans on Globe Swift N3361K in 1947.
Polaczyk, regularly flew the plane while
working at a flight school near Detroit in the 40's.
Sixty-two years later, the Michigan resident had another
chance to pilot the plane, thanks to the plane's current
owner Bob Price of Stephens City, Virginia

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Featured Business

Sparkchasers Aircraft Services, Inc.
FAA Certified Repair Station

Sparkchasers Aircraft Services is an FAA Certified Repair Station specializing in avionics installation and repair in light general aviation aircraft.

Johnston County Airport
3223-C Swift Creek Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 934-1654


Original black and white photo of N80843 sitting on the ramp


Featuring N90354
Greetings Swifters!
Bozi Filipaj
from Switzerland

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Featuring N80852
original black & white photograph
1947 Jefferson County Airport
Beaumont, Texas
Pilot Garland Sims
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When & Where?

#387 N90373
Current Owner
Bill Jennings

#312 N80909
Current Owner
Kevin Cole

#1308 N3315K
Current Owner
Gerald Bauerle

#355 N90341
Current Owner
Peter Kappeler
Here are some old slide photos I have aquired
If you know where and when any of these pictures were taken
please send your responce to
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Featuring N836EC
The rebirth of serial number 1452
The dreams and dedication of
Keith Richbourg
Brings this Swift back flying

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Swift N80939
original black & white photograph
after an unusual nose gear conversion
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Featuring N78321

SMAT #3 has in flight prop failure...

Photo's and Story by Michael Kennedy
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Featuring N3783K
The rebirth of N3783K
The dreams and dedication of Nate Andrews
Brings this Swift back flying

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