In Memory of Richard Swenson

Richard Swenson was born on February 24,1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sadly, Richard passed away in 2015. He will be remembered by his passion for aviation.

Richard attended Purdue University studying aeronautical engineering where he fueled his love and passion by designing, building and flying model airplanes. Soon after college he joined the US Air Force and then moved to Texas where he founded his own company, SwenAir.

In 1967, Richard returned to his hometown Milwaukee where he was a full time employee at Milsco Manufacturing Company. In this position he lead the engineering and design group.

Richard is remembered by his friends and family for all of his cool gadgets he had in his airplanes and the tours he took them on. Not only was he a loved family member and friend, he was loved by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

The Academy would like to thank Richard and his family for his beyond generous donation of $202,423.04 toward the International Aeromodeling Center Fund.The gift will benefit our programs and the future of the hobby.

His contribution to the aviation community will always be remembered and will be missed by all.