The “T-Clips” was originally built by Taylorcraft in 1939. It was “Clipped” for aerobatics in 1997 by Steve Givens using a mix of both the Swick and Legendary Duane Cole Plans. Erik has further modified the T-Clips with inverted fuel and oil and airshow smoke systems making it an optimal and unique “up close and personal”, crowd-pleasing airshow machine. It is the only C-85 powered Clip T performing in airshows today.
It is no coincidence that the Swift evokes the lines of the legendary Curtis P-40 Warhawk, as a Curtis engineer worked for Globe aircraft! Designed in 1945 to be a “Personal Fighter” and put into production in 1946, the Swift instantly became a pilot favorite due to its delightful handling characteristics. Unfortunately the horsepower did not match up to the handling which lead to the Swift becoming one of the most often modified certified aircraft of all time. Erik’s Super Swift is the only Swift currently performing in airshows in North America and Features a 180hp engine, Constant speed prop and stick controls.