August 2010 Issue
Lock and Key Navajo: Updated Classic
Piperís big twin is still a standout load hauler and fast cruiser. This mod essentially remanufactures the airframe to near new standards.
For anyone who needs to haul a lot of stuff and fly fast while doing it, the choices are limited. Unless you have a million-dollar -plus turbine budget, legacy piston twins are the top contenders. And in that group, Piperís Navajo will survive to the short list and thatís why it remains a brisk seller on the used market, despite the cratered economy. Aircraft dealer and modifier Mike Jones, a Navajo specialist, gets that and thus: the Lock and Key Navajo. This mod treads ground thatís been broken before, which is essentially to pick a reliable, robust airframe and remanufacture it to new standards, tossing in some state-of-the-art technology where appropriate.
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