Thanks to Steve Roth & David Barker for photos and info on the fly-in



Thanks to Swifter David Barker and a great turn-out, a new Swift Fly-In has been born. The First Annual southeast Swift Fly-In is history.  It's great to see this kind of activity on the east coast.  The photos below will give you some indication of the good time had by all. There were Swifts from MIAMI, FLA.; DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. WILMINGTON, NC; LEBANON ,TN; SEFFNER, FLA; KNOXVILLE, TN; ASHBORO, NC; CLINTON, SC; MOUNTVILLE, SC; STATESVILLE, NC; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; WEIRSDALE FLA; WARRENTON, VA; FAIRFAX, VA; CENTREVILLE, VA; and CONWAY, SC.

On Saturday Lunch there were 200 Hot dogs and Hamburgers consumed and Saturday Evening a total of 48 Steaks were Served.  In the photo above we see (from left to right) Culpeper Swift Wings charter members Rocky Rutter (N3820K), Rick Matson (N90356), Debbie Gallaway (N2115), Chuck Gallaway (N2115), Lynn Dawson (C-172 N6837A)

From South Carolina, Jim Thomason's Swift painted in the markings of the American Volunteer Group, aka the "Flying Tigers"

Michael Kennedy and his Swift help make up the "Swift Magic Team"
thrilling crowds at airshows from coast to coast.

Swift N3333K belongs to Vaughn "Swiftworks" Armstrong of Athens, TN

A group of happy Swifters.  The first gentleman on the left in the photo was not known to Steve but the others are Sandy Sowders, Vaughn "Swift Works" Armstrong, "Vaughn's Sister", and Scott Anderson.

CSW members Rick Matson, Steve Roth, Rocky Rutter in front of Rick's Swift.

Great in-flight shot of Virginian Rocky Rutter' Swift.

When the sun set on Friday the 13th, there were thirteen Swifts on the airfield; Saturday afternoon we had 24 Swifts on the airfield and on Sunday morning at sunrise there were 14 Swifts on the airfield.

The Yellow/White C-172 (N6837A) is the official Culpeper Swift Wing Freighter and is flown by Steve Roth's fiance (Major) Lynn Dawson. She flies all the refreshments, bedrolls, wine, etc.

Fly-In host David Barker's custom 210hp Swift.

Friday Evening a successful Formation Ground School was conducted and on Saturday, numerous Formation Training Flights were conducted.  A special thanks goes out to Michael Kennedy, Bo Mabry, and Sandy Sowders for the Formation Work.