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