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Offline Sarah Abbott

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Swift Glider
« on: August 22, 2010, 12:13:17 PM »
Just had news from Shoreham stand that Swift Glider has gone down. Bad release. Pilot ok but Glider in very bad state.
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Re: Swift Glider
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 12:54:54 PM »
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Thats terrible! I hope all is well with the pilot. Was it during the display?
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Re: Swift Glider
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 01:03:22 PM »
Quote from: "stigish"
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Thats terrible! I hope all is well with the pilot. Was it during the display?
Yes, pilot walked away and has been taken to hospital for observation.

Flying display now about to restart with the Catalina.

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Re: Swift Glider
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 02:07:24 PM »
Blimey... glad pilot is ok. The Glider is replaceable a pilot isn't.
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Re: Swift Glider
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010, 09:58:36 PM »
Does anyone know of a way of passing on best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Swift pilot? I couldn't find anywhere to do so on the Swift team website (but then I'm away from home and my Internet access is appalling).

Having seen the display on a number of occasions this year it has really impressed me with the skill of the pilots (I believe Guy and Mike share the displays) and the agility of the glider. Having been one of those at Shoreham today who they were doing a great job of entertaining, I'd very much like to pass on my thanks for their efforts in poor conditions, my best wishes and my hopes for a speedy return to the airshow circuit for the Swift.
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Re: Swift Glider
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 11:21:30 PM »
Phew! Glad the pilot walked away from that.
Our best wishes to him for a swift recovery.
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