Aeroplane Heaven Globe Swift GC-1A

for Microsoft Flight Simulator X

The Globe swift designed in 1940 by R.S. “Pop” Johnson ( designer of the later “Johnson Rocket” and “Texas bullet” aircraft ) in Texas, United States. It was said that he based the general dimensions on the Culver Cadet. Whether this is true or not the design of the Globe was financed by John Kennedy ( not that one ) of Globe Aircraft Company. John Kennedy an astute business man who had been succesful during the war years was looking to ensure post-war success and as such a deal was made to build R.S Johnson's swift.

The initial prototypes were of all wood or wood/metal construction ( a recreation is presented here on the production all-metal Globe swift ) however once the war was over the GC-1A was redesigned by a Globe aircraft engineer named KH ”Bud” Knox. This redesign was in all metal which lead to the advertising of the day championing this fact. The Original GC-1A was released with a “low-performance” 85 hp engine. Realising that this was of too low performance the company uprated the engine to 125 hp.

The Globe swift ( GC-1A ) was warmly received to the point that the Globe Aircraft company had problems filling the orders. They turned to TEMCO to help with production. This partnership allowed for TEMCO to build the Swift as well as the Globe aircraft corporation concurrently. This also meant that the version was increased to the B version ( not modelled in this simulation ). Between the 2 companies they produced 833 Airframes. Clearing the backed up orders but also introducing a glut on the market.

John Kennedy closed the Globe manufacturing doors in 1947 with TEMCO acquiring the rights to build the Swift. Production continued till August 1951.

Presented here as a GC-1A the Globe swift has over time, been modified updated and upgraded. As such the layout and features are what is considered a general look and feel commensurate with the time. We hope you enjoy the “All Metal Swift “.

Key Features

  • Your choice of four pilots
  • 12 liveries
  • Custom sounds
  • Innovative animations and visible conditions.
  • Separate gauge lighting.
  • Avionics package that is easy to use and easy to learn.
  • Autopilot for those long flights.
  • In game tutorial mode.
  • High resolution textures



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User Guide



You will need Orbx Central to download and install this product. Orbx Central runs on Windows 7+, macOS and Linux. An internet connection is also required.

The download size of this product is 161.14 MB. It uses 454.81 MB when installed.

Supported Simulators

This product is compatible with the following simulators:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition
  • Prepar3D v1
  • Prepar3D v2
  • Prepar3D v3
  • Prepar3D v4

Supported Operating Systems

This product is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows