Nationality: North American
Hometown: Springfield GA
Aircraft model: Cassutt IIIM
Swaid L. Rahn started his aviation career in the US Air Force as an aircraft
mechanic and earned his A&P. He then worked for Gulfstream Aerospace in the
service center for 6 years. Wanting more in life, Swaid obtained his IA rating and
founded Indigo Aeronautics in 1994, a full service aircraft maintenance and
fabrication facility. It is located at Swaid’s Field in Springfield, Georgia. He also
wanted to fly, and got his private pilot license in 1989. He has accumulated
numerous ratings, including ATP and Seaplane. Swaid has professionally flown
many different aircraft in his flying career, including Freight and Ag, Mosquito
control, and some corporate. But his true love is flying experimental aircraft. He
has always dreamed of flying at the Reno Air Races and obtained a Cassutt in 2016.
He totally restored “Heat Stroke” and flew as a Rookie in 2016 in the IF1 class.
Heat Stroke’s team was also was awarded “Crew of the Year” 2016.