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Bright Star Gliders, Inc., located in Santa Rosa, California, just north of San Francisco, are the designers and manufacturers of the SWIFT, the Millennium, the Utopia and the Valkyrie.

(They have also licensed production of the Swift for the European market by A?iane; in Belgium).

You can reach Bright Star at: 48 Barham Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407, USA, +1-707-576-7627

The SWIFT (Swept Wing with Inboard Flap Trim) is an unusual family of aircraft.

Originally conceived as a rigid hang glider with sailplane-like performance, it was designed by Bright Star Gliders in collaboration with engineers at Stanford University as a boomerang-shaped wing with fins at its tips.

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A number of different frames have since been fitted to it, to create a two-seat glider (the Tandem Swift), a self-launching glider (the Swift-PAS), and a motor-glider (the P-Swift).

The basic Swift itself is marketed as a foot-launched sailplane, and claims to be unique in this regard. All of the various frames are interchangeable and any can be added to the same basic wing.  The firm has released a refined version of the wing as the Swift'Lite.

The basic Swift itself is marketed as a foot-launched sailplane
The basic Swift itself is marketed as a foot-launched sailplane

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