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 email@example.com, or one of the other Board members and we'll find someone near you.
Dennis Jennings, E-225, East of Sacramento at Cameron Air Park Estates (O61) Cameron Park, CA (916) 792-9972 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Kanakis, Pleasanton, CA email@example.com
Dave Fogarty, IO-550B, Ft. Lauderdale, (561) 451-5259 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Hale, N2460T email@example.com
Richard (Dick) Bihler, GO-480, Minneapolis area, (612) 749-7323 RPBihler@integra.net
Russell Derickson, SW Minnesota firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Dave Bejvan, IO-520, Milwaukee area, (414) 416-5895 bejvand@yahOo.com
Jacques Saada, France firstname.lastname@example.org