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Green Fly In to Events page.
The new Navion was a sight to behold in
to Right - Allen, McSpadden, Midyette, Swanzy,
Austin, McMahon, Judy, Buchannan, Olwin,
Some SNAG members maintain their paint schemes in the
tradition of these military aircraft.
Navion aircraft was designed and built by North American
Aviation in 1945-1946 and later produced by the Ryan Aeronautical
Company. A total of 2349 Navion series aircraft were built
by these two companies. (Later TUSCO and other companies
produced variations and modifications to these aircraft.)
Navions promised an affordable introduction into personal
aircraft ownership to the many newly trained pilots
returning from WWII. The first flyaway price was $6100.00
with the 185HP Continental engine. Initial production
aircraft boasted 149mph cruising speed at 3500', range of
550 miles on 40 gallons of gas and a useful load of 1070
lbs including 4 passengers and 80 pounds of baggage.
aircraft were purchased by the U.S. Military used in a liaison
aircraft misson, and designated the L-17. More
information about these aircraft can be found at www.L-17.org
SNAG Pilot Bill Ross leads a formation to Natchez,MS
Because the design and the development of the Navion aircraft was
primarily intended to satisfy the anticipated desires of the expected
numerous military pilots returning to the civilian community after WW
II, many SNAG aircraft paint schemes exclaim their personal tastes, and
are as varied and unique as their owners.
Additionally, a few SNAG members own the Navion
Dick and Marilyn Olwin's Rangemaster.
And to round out the SNAG members' inventory of
SNAG member Mr. Richard Buchanan is restoring the only
Model 72 built.
Riley Aircraft, Temco
Navions have also found service in foreign Air Force
the SHADE TREE FLY IN - THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!
Front Row Left to Right
Dick Olwin, Kevin Domingue, Paul Wright
Second Row..(sort of a winding
row-We'll call it Top Gun Row)
Marylyn Olwin, Wanda Harrington, Ellen
Whitaker, SNAG Vice President - Robert Gaines,
Barbara Butler, James Harrington, Lee Holmes, and
Back Row (barely standing row...we'll
call it...Irish Pub Row...and that's the row I'd be in!
had I been there)
Paul Young, Al Butler, Bob Swanzy, Wayne
Whitaker, SNAG President-Mitch Midyett -,Charlie
Allen, Bill Thornburg, Cecil Austin, and Waymon Bankston
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