Most aircraft offered in the charter, fractional and corporate travel world are glitz-filled turbine powered multi-million dollar executive barges that can cost thousands of dollars an hour to operate.
Many markets in the general aviation world still need a cost-effective twin-engine worker bee of an aircraft. The production of twin engine reciprocating aviation-gas swilling aircraft that can carry a decent load at a decent price has pretty much dried-up.
There are many excellent and beautiful older aircraft still out flying that were built a while ago, but still do a wonderful and safe job. The Navajo is one of them, and when it is used for the missions it was designed for, there is no better choice for the charter and executive travel customer.
The Piper Navajo was the first of a series of large executive airplanes to be produced by Piper, beginning in 1964. The Navajo is a common sight in the skies and has a long successful history as a general aviation workhorse. It is known for its outstanding performance, easy-to-fly characteristics, and trustworthy systems.
The Navajo was the first in its class to offer factory air-conditioning and its sixteen-foot long cabin was the longest available at the time. Another innovation that set this aircraft apart from the rest was Piper’s exclusive engine nacelle that was designed to house an extended shaft that put the prop blades well ahead of the cowling. This made it possible for the propellers to engage the undisturbed air forward of any aerodynamic …