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The following comments have been prepared to help the prospective Twin Navion buyer, or a new owner, to learn from our experiences. Keep in mind that we're dealing with
people's memories, and that we've had special arrangements with our mechanics, engineers and overhaul shops for decades. All of our maintenance has been carried out under the
supervision of licensed mechanics.
This is a list of Airworthiness Directives (ADs) issued against the Twin Navion series. These links connect directly to the FAA's website. However, this list does not include
ADs that affect appliances (engines, propellers or avionics). The D-16, D-16A and Camair 480 are not immediately affected by ADs pertaining to the single Navion series, but
there are some that have been issued that affect both singles and twins because they share common parts. 63-21-05 is a perfect example of this.
Find all your ADs on the FAA's website.
D-16 & D-16A
64-08-04 Nose Landing Gear
63-16-06 Gear Selector Valve End Fitting
55-06-01 Fuselage Fuel Tank Enclosures
After a rash of gear collapses traced back to cracks in the nose gear fork, the Navioneers, who are the holders of the D-16/D-16A type certificate have issued a Field Service
Bulletin for Twin Navions and single Navions based on an Aero Commander SB from 1958 (early Aero Commanders used Ryan nose gear assemblies). While its not applicable to the
Camairs, owners of those planes should at least consider its incorporation. Click here to read.
Many people have asked us for advice purchasing a Twin Navion and we're happy to give it, after all, that's what this website is all about. This also includes some comments
about flying the D-16A. Click here to read.
When it comes to our engines we've heard the same comment a million times, "What's an O-340?" Read this, and you should have a pretty good understanding where our engine fits
between O-320s and O-360s. Click here to read.
What happens when an airplane no longer has factory support? AOPA magazine published this article in its September 2012 issue and it provides a valuable insight for anyone
interested in vintage airplanes. Click here to read.