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The Schweizer Aircraft Corporation was incorporated in 1939 by three Schweizer brothers (Paul, William, and Ernest), who built their first glider in 1930. The company grew out of the Mercury Glider Club which produced the first two Schweizer gliders in the Schweizers' barn. The company was originally called the Schweizer Metal Aircraft Company. It was suggested to the Schweizers that they should move their manufacturing operation out of their father's barn and relocate to the Elmira, New York area. This resulted in the Schweizer Metal Aircraft Company becoming the Schweizer Aircraft Corporation. Although very few early gliders were built, later models gained popularity, such as the SGS 2-8 and 2-12, which were adopted by the U.S. Army Air Corps for training as the TG-2 and TG-3, respectively. The Schweizer SGS 1-23 was a world class competition and record setting glider between its first flight in 1948 and the end of its production in 1967. In the 1950s and 60s the Schweizer Aircraft Corporation designed and manufactured its line of very popular gliders: SGS 1-26, SGS 2-32 and 2-33. Schweizer produced the Grumman G-164 Ag Cat, a single-engine biplane agricultural aircraft originally developed by Grumman in the 1950s. Under the contract with Grumman this aircraft was built almost continuously between 1957 and 1981, amounting to a total of 2,455. In 1981 Schweizer bought the rights to the design and continued production under the name Schweizer Ag Cat. In 1995 Schweizer sold the rights to the Ag Cat to Ag-Cat Corp. of Malden, Texas. In February 2001 the design was sold to Allied Ag-Cat Productions Inc. of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, but production did not continue with that company. In 1972 Schweizer hired David Thurston and production of his Thurston Teal was part of the agreement to work at Schweizer. The company produced 3 Schweizer TSC-1A1 Teals and 9 TSC-1A2 Teal IIs before production was moved to Teal Aircraft in 1976. Current helicopter products offered by the Schweizer Aircraft Corporation include the models 300C, 300CBi, and 333. Schweizer was acquired by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of Stratford, Connecticut, in 2004, and is currently a diversified aerospace company.
Schweizer 330, N411HU, C/N 0040 The Schweizer 330 is an upgrade of the 269 Series with an Allison/Rolls-Royce C250 turboshaft engine...
Schweizer 269C Around the world, wherever there's a need for an exceptional, light utility helicopter, you'll find ...
Picture of Helicopter - description missing Picture of two german aircraft (one helicopter) posted without description....
N2780Z A 1965 Schweizer SGS1-26B is parked at the Chilhowee Gliderport near Etowah, Tennessee. Well, actual...
Prince Helicopters Zierikzee Schweizer 300C Prince Helicopters Zierikzee Schweizer 300C, at Rescue Vlissingen 2008.
Liz flies near Delano, Tennessee. My daughter took her mother's camera up with her. here she is taking a picture of me on the ground t...
Ryfas Helicopters PH-OKE N.R.G. van der Meer Hughes 269C msn 930241. Photo taken at the Ackerman property / Sint Pancras, ...
Hughes-Schweizer H269C helicopter D-HRIO The D-HRIO is a Hughes-Schweizer H269C helicopter seen here at Teuge airfield, The Netherlands.
Hughes-Schweizer H269C helicopter Teuge airfield Another Hughes-Schweizer 269C helicopter. This one has the German registration D-HSPP. Spotted at Te...
Chilhowee, Tennessee The Chilhowee Gliderport had the annual Octobergliderfest recently. Even though the weather was terr...
Hughes 269 in Le Touquet airfield. Seen here in 1997 a light helicopter Hughes 269 in Le Touquet airfield, on the north of France.
Schweizer 300C SE-JIS of Patria Helicopters Photographed on 28 August 2010 at the Gothenburg Air Show. C/n S-1270. Ex-Swedish Army Hkp 5B obser...

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