S.W.I.F.T. - Visible Lift Newsletter




July 2007 newsletter for S.W.I.F.T.

For Radio Controlled Sailplanes & Electrics

Academy of Model Aeronautics Chartered Club #2749

Check the SWIFT BBS for flying info.


Calling all Glider Guiders!


The next SWIFT meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at Chalco Hills.


SWIFT EVENTS at the COBRA field.

Old Timer Climb and Glide event sponsored by COBRA: Saturday, July 7, 2007. Time; 10:00 AM. Location; COBRA field. This event will be held the first Saturday of the month through October. Contact George Eheman (gseheman@cox.net) for more info.


Mid-summer T.D. and E-Glider: Sunday, July 8, 2007. Time; 10:00 AM pilots meeting. Location; COBRA field. Task TBD.


SWIFT members will be flying gliders at the COBRA field on Saturday or Sunday through out the season pending other events at the field. This will be a good time to practice launching, landing and just getting in stick time. The field will remain open to all flying. Check the BBS for info.



LINOMA #2 was held on June 11, 2007. The task for the day was three rounds, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 minuets with runway landing with a maxim of 100 landing points per round. A perfect day was 1380 points.

SWIFT                                                                       LASS

Bryan Quick                  864 points         #5                  Tom Wild          643 points      #7

Terry Lamm                   995 points         #3                  Loren Blinde      1247 points    #1

Bob Turner                    1048 points       #2

Dan Lorimer                  136 points         #8

Larry Bailey                   748 points         #6

Mike Meyer                   902 points         #4


June 2, 2007 Old Timer climb and glide event.

The Cobra R/C Club put on an Old Timer Contest Saturday June 2 with 12 in attendances.  The wind was straight out of the west and breezy at times but everyone got to fly.  As a result of the wind three flyers missed the field so no score was counted for that round, a hard price to pay. 

Old Timers                    points                                    Non Old Timer             points

Ed Splittgerber              945                                        Terry Lamm                 1009

Tom Egbert                   849                                        Mike Meyers                940

George Eheman            721

Jud Bock                      596*

Ed Jelinck                     584*

Larry Bailey                   458*

(*off the field)


June 30 All Electric Quiet Day was held with great success. 32 people signed up for the event and about ten flew anything from flat foam, multi-engine foam, large acrobatic, mid-size acrobatic to a large electric powered glider. A big thanks to Dan Cramer for promoting, organizing and advertizing the event. And thank you to the COBRA guys for cooking lunch. Thank you to our local Electric vendor for attending with lots of goodies for sale. And most important, thank you to everyone attending. We are looking forward to having another Quite Day. 

After the meeting we will have some items for sale and some items free. See the partial list on the SWIFT meeting reminder e-mail.  There is a lot of stuff. 

Bring something to fly in the parking lot after the meeting. If the weather is fair, we should have an hour of daylight for flying.  

Bring some show and tell and see you at the meeting. 


President:  Terry Lamm  (402) 319-7514 cell


Vice President:  Larry Puls  (712) 328-3511


Secretary/Treasurer:  Dan Lorimer  (402) 896-0963


6506 South 142nd Street – Omaha, NE  68137-4806

VISIBLE LIFT: Larry Bailey (Lnbailey@cox.net) 


      I publish Metro Area R/C Flying to make a central web site for all the area R/C clubs, not to replace individual club sites, but to tie all of them together and promote growth and interaction between clubs. The most important service of the web site is to post the Metro Area Schedule. The schedule lists all the events for all the clubs in one location so that R/C flyers can see what events are available in the area and plan ahead. I believe it will also help the area clubs to work out their schedules so that a club event, will not conflict, with another club's event. The next most important service is to provide a Page that has maps to all the events, meetings, dinners and parties. Right after that comes the Newsletter Page which lists club newsletters. Reading other club newsletters lets members see what others are offering in the area that they are interested in and promotes interaction between clubs.  This is your web site, if you would like to show-off your newest plane, or share an experience, you can E-Mail pictures and articles to me at: MetroRCFlying@Gmail.com  There’s an Email Link on every page.