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





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


For Radio Controlled Sailplanes & Electrics

Academy of Model Aeronautics Chartered Club #2749


Calling all Glider Guiders!

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


SWIFT EVENTS at the COBRA field.

LINOMA #2: Sunday, June 10, 2007: Time 10:00 AM pilots meeting. Location; COBRA field. $5.00 for food, no landing fee. Mike and Terry are getting steak cuts and need a count on the number attending. Please RSVP to Terry or myself if attending before Friday, 8 June.


Silent Flight day: Saturday, June 30, 2007:  Silent Flight day and E-Glider Longest Flight of the Year Trials at the COBRA field. The event will be open to all AMA members. Object is to have fun. Starting time 10:00 AM. No landing fee, food will be provided by COBRA. Donations accepted.  http://www.metrorcflying.com/swiftjune30-07.htm


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 8,007. Time; 10:00 AM pilots meeting. Location; COBRA field.


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.



The SWIFT BBS is operational. Go to SWIFTSoaring.com, click on Bulletin Board. The first time one will be asked to register if desiring to post messages. No registering required to read the posted messages.  Good going Bryan and Bob T.


I enclosed the Old Timer report from George. This is not a SWIFT event but is sponsored by the COBRA club. Gliding and spot landing is of interest to glider guiders. The challenge is to climb, turn off the engine, glide for five minuets and land in a 50 foot radius circle. Total points are 350 for a perfect flight. George is very generous on the type of aircraft one can fly. Anything from a 1938 designed Dollaire, a Piper J3, a Butterfly, Miss America, and Powerhouse were flown.  Electric or glow power is used.


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)




COBRA Old Timer event.

June 2, 2007


The Cobra R/C Club put on an Old Timer Contest Saturday 6/2 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. 


The results of the contest are as follows:

1st    Terry Lamm         1009 Points

2nd    Ed Splittgerber    945

3rd    Mike Meyers        940

4th    Tom Egbert          849

5th    George Eheman   721

6th    Jud bock              596

7th    Ed Jelinck            584

8th    Larry Bailey          458


John Gilbert did a great job as a timer and Galen Lillethorup was our official score keeper.  I believe everyone had wonderful time and myself I'm looking forward to next month.


George Eheman C.D.       


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