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The Navion Experience

The Navion is a versatile aircraft and a delight to fly. It does so many things so well that it has attacted a loyal and enthusiastic fan club. It's a great family aircraft that can haul a good load in and out of almost any kind of landing strip. Pavement, grass or gravel - it doesn't matter. You can go classic with the original style windows and panel or dress it up with flush windows, modern panel and big engine and compete with any piston aircraft manufactured today. You can add military livery and park with the warbirds at airshows. It can fly formation with most of the warbirds but with its stability the Navion is also viewed as one of the best instrument platforms. Navions tend to very long, even lifetime, ownership with many staying in the same family and being handed down to children.

How can you experience a Navion?
The best way to appreciate a Navion is to fly one. "Majestic" is how an 80+ year old pilot friend described his flight in my Navion. The best tool we have for growing our Navion community is to get interested pilots an intro flight. I got interested in Navions because my dad raved about a flight he got in one. Most Navion owners are more than happy to provide a ride or talk all day about their airplane. You just need to know one. To facilitate that, the list below are owners who have volunteered to fly prospective Navioneers in their area. If there is no one listed in your area, please contact Greg Young, (281) 844-0987 gyoung@bentwing.com, or one of the other Board members and we'll find someone near you.

ALABAMA

James Coats, N8897H, E-225, (205) 253-9132 james@coatscars.com

CALIFORNIA

Dennis Jennings, E-225, East of Sacramento at Cameron Air Park Estates (O61) Cameron Park, CA (916) 792-9972 djconstruction@hotmail.com

Nick Kanakis, Claremont, CA nicholas.kanakis@gmail.com

COLORADO

Allen Cook, based at KFTG. (859) 466-7359

FLORIDA

Dave Fogarty, IO-550B, Ft. Lauderdale, (561) 451-5259 djfogarty@aol.com

GEORGIA

Dick McSpadden, IO-470, Franklin County 18A, (706) 201-3396. rgmcspadden@bellsouth.net He has helped over 50 people become Navioneers!

Rusty Herrington, Board member & VP, IO-550R, Statesboro, (912) 865-5875 rusty.herrington@gmail.com

Bruce Herrington, Board member, IO-550B, Lakeland, (229) 412-8314 brucemd@surfsouth.com

IDAHO

Brent Zastrow, based at KCOE. Contact Greg Young to arrange

INDIANA

Bob Hale, N2460T, bobhale@live.com

KENTUCKY

Rick Mills, Board member, IO-520 Flagship winner, Louisville area, (570) 850.3865 Cell rick.mills15@twc.com

LOUISIANNA

Lee Holmes, Rangemaster and canopy, based in Lake Charles. Contact Greg Young to arrange

Faron Naquin, Southeast La., KHUM, Houma, LA. Nav41951@yahoo.com

MINNESOTA

Richard (Dick) Bihler, GO-480, Twin City area out of KFCM, (612) 749-7323 RPBihler@integra.net

Russell Derickson, SW Minnesota russell.derickson@gmail.com

MISSISSIPPI

Josh Heath, 5A6 Winona, MS ... I have an E-225 and IO-520 to demo, (662) 283-9833 jd@heathaviation.com

OKLAHOMA

Ron Judy & Alan Judy: Navion N8915H, IO 550B, Beaver, OK/Judy Ranch airport. K44 & OK39, Alan's Cell: (575) 517-9969. aj18j@yahoo.com

NORTH CAROLINA

James Coats, N8897H, E-225, (205) 253-9132 james@coatscars.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Phil Finet, Board member, IO-520, Pittsburgh area, (724) 249-5126, navion1@yahoo.com

John Yohey, Board member, (570) 204-1356 John_Yohey@yahoo.com

TEXAS

Kevin Domingue, N4428K, IO-550B, KDWH Houston area (409) 656-4444 kevindomingue@TitanQPS.com

Greg Young, Board member, N5221K, owner since 2002, IO-550B, KDWH Houston area (281) 844-0987 gyoung@bentwing.com

Chris Walker, E-225, Based at KETX, Contact Greg Young to arrange

UTAH

Ben Thompson, Salt Lake City area, Contact Greg Young to arrange

WASHINGTON

Chad Hawthorne, Seattle area based out of W16, Contact Greg Young to arrange

Bill Lattimer, S43 (Harvey Field) in Snohomish, Contact Greg Young to arrange

WISCONSIN

Dave Bejvan, IO-520, Milwaukee area, (414) 416-5895 bejvand@yahOo.com

Unspecified Area

EUROPE

Jacques Saada, France n4269k@gmail.com

 

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