SWPC Postcards are here!

It’s just about time for Sun-n-Fun and people who stop by the Short Wing Piper Club table in the Type Club tent or happen upon SWPC President, Peter Lubig, will be the first to pick up a special new SWPC Postcard!

The postcards showcase two eye-catching Short Wing Pipers, a Pacer on the front a Colt on the back, and were created by Peter to hand out to people at Sun-n-Fun to promote our great Club. In addition, the plan is to get some of these cards to SWPC Chapter Presidents so they can post them on airport bulletin boards, leave a few in FBO pilot rooms and give them to potential SWPC members at fly-ins.





Speaking of Sun-n-Fun, it starts on April 9th and a lot of Short Wingers are gearing up to go. Our  Florida chapter of the SWPC will be there helping out and Peter will be giving a SWPC forum. I’ll be posting more information about the Short Wing Piper Club and details of our involvement at Sun-n-Fun in the next day or two.

I’m sure you noticed the stunning photography on the postcards. Did you know our SWPC president, Peter, is also an aviation photographer? He is. Peter will be giving a seminar on aerial photography at our annual SWPC Convention, held this year in Saratoga Springs, NY. The seminar will be held on July 2nd. More details can be found on the SWPC Convention 2013 website pages.

PRESIDENTS UPDATE February 16, 2013

Introducing the SWPC Membership Increase Program – SWMIP


As a “Vintage Aircraft Type”, we encourage anyone that is interested in the Piper “SHORT WINGS” class of aircraft to checkout our site. We have something for you!

Forums – where you can interact with other members about your concerns and questions.
Chapters – a listing of a Chapter that maybe in your area that you can join.
Classifieds – Buy that one great plane you are looking for, or just a part.
Officers – a listing of Officers that are willing to help you should you have any questions.
AND, if course the annual Convention.
Dates for 2013 Convention are: July 1st- July 4th.


SWPC Membership Increase Program SWMIP

As a Club we have experienced a fairly slow growth in new members, the decline currently exceeds the increase of membership. Well, here is your chance to once again step forward and contribute. The SWPC is going to start a membership increase program, the outline is for each of the current 1,400 members to sponsor a friend, neighbor, co-worker or someone at your local airport and encourage them to  join the SWPC.

You can tell them about the benefits of being a SWPC member including

  • Our great social network
  • The SWPC News and the great stories
  • The new programs that we current have like our Free Gift give away & special rates on But most important – the great new friends they will make when  they join the SWPC

We will call this SWMIP, Short Wing Membership Increase Program. This SWMIP will start right away and finish sometime during the summer of 2013.

At the end of the membership erie we will be having a draw for free gifts for both the new members and sponsors (one draw for each group). The gifts are adding up, we have the Dynon Pocket D1 Pocket Panel, aircraft Tie Downs from Storm Force Aircraft, and more to come.

If you sponsor a member please have them note that they joined because of the Short Wing Member Increase Program and note that you encouraged them to join when they fill out their membership application. That way you will both be eligible for the prize drawings!