What plane are you daydreaming about today?

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  1. Eric Gleason

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    The great photo spread that @Lowflynjack posted the other day has got Swifts on my mind. There's a real sweet looking red Super Swift with a tan interior (like a Ferrari), up to date panel, control sticks, sliding canopy, and just enough polished aluminum to look slick without making me cringe at the idea of polishing it. It seems like a plane that's just practical enough to use for short trips with the fiancee, and just impractical enough to be a lot of fun, plus it's not so expensive that it's an unattainable goal.

    [​IMG]

    My daydream airplane changes periodically, and I usually keep returning to a Citabria or Champ to take my son flying it, but the Swift has caught my attention for now.

    What's your current daydream airplane?
     
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    would 'my own' be acceptable? would love to be flying today but we got some freezing rain rolling thru.
     
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    i've been daydreaming of piston twins lately.
     
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    One where I’d be flying instead of riding in the back of the bus on a Boeing. But at least it’s a Boeing.
     
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    I've been lusting after classic taildraggers lately. After wrestling with which direction I want to go in aviation, I keep coming back to low and slow. Flying is my passion, a type of therapy for me. What better way to do it than in a piece of history, 500'-1,000' AGL, and 70ish knots?
     
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    Always wanted a biplane, Stearman or otherwise!
     
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    None!

    Went out and flew mine this morning, shot some approaches, picked up a bit of ice, made 4 landings in 20kt+ crosswinds, etc.

    i.e. had a blast!

    Daydreaming not required. ;)
     
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    I can attest that this is an excellent form of therapy. I've got a few handfuls of hours in a Champ doing exactly this.

    Two christmases ago my fiancée gave me a really nice custom A-2 leather jacket, and I swear that every time I wear it I suddenly decide that I need a T-6 to go with it.


    Nice! What kind of plane? I'd love to see some pics.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    No Daydreaming Needed...:goofy:

    <--- Look there...
     
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    Me, I'm flyin' in my taxi, taking tips and getting stoned.
     
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    Wasn't so obvious in the Tapatalk app :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    A really nice cessna 140
     
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    Yeah, that app exist in it's own world...:yes:
     
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    I would like a two hole biplane and go barnstorming x-country. Landing only at non-towered fields. Stolp Starduster Too would work nicely.
     
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    I’d like to own an airplane with the good looks of a Glasair III but with a 40 knots stall speed. Or maybe an ifr, glass panel RV9-A with a nicer looking tapered wing.
     
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  24. Bill Jennings

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    My own, now that I have the medical and flight review, I can’t wait go again.
     
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    What do you mean, you can't go again?
     
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    Oops, dang ipad deleted the wait! Fixed!
     
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    Well, @Ted DuPuis 's new plane has been on my mind lately
     
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    what you didnt pour the full bottle of de-ice window wash liquid on your plane? :D
     
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    Twin Flyer wasn't the one you originally asked that of. There is no pic for who you asked, twinwinters. :)
     
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    That's what I want to hear Bill, much better! ;)
     
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    More pics; less talk. _BEL1879 Turbine Legend N669L left front l.jpg
     
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    Also, this is a good time to buy a Swift. Prices for ALL Swifts have dropped significantly in the last decade. There are a bunch of really nice ones out there with all the mods, including big engine for under $100K which were running $125K+ a few years back.

    Ask me how I know... :(
     
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    But I agree with OP. After that air to air was posted with the Swift, I have been looking at them all over the interwebs. I love taildraggers and that is a sweet one.
     
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    Lately I've been dividing my time between a cherokee 180 and a SUPER sweet debonair. The debonair makes everything more fun