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Dismantling the wings of the Navion

This week, the wings of the Navion were removed from the fuselage. To do so, we had to build custom supports to accommodate them vertically and move them easily. The wings were then separated to obtain 2 half-wings and access to the fuel tanks. One wing attachment is corroded and will have to be replaced...
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Removal of the 6-cylinder 6000cm3 engine

This week the Navion’s engine was removed and packaged to be sent to a workshop. We have not yet decided whether to keep the original engine or to install a more powerful one. There is still time to participate in this beautiful project. The crowdfunding campaign is underway.
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Propeller removal and heavy cleaning

This week, the engine cowls were removed, the propeller cone and the propeller. Big cleaning and degreasing of the undercarriage, the landing gear and the various doors, flaps and joints. We are still looking for a sponsor or sponsors! Please contact us to get the sponsoring file. A great sunny weekend to you all!
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In Arcinfo the 29th of June 2021

When we arrived at Colombier airport, we did not think that we would come to talk about the fate of Iranian Jews during the Second World War. Yet there is a link between this ancient community and a red plane, partly dismantled, which is located at the bottom of a hangar…This aircraft is a Navion....
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Dismantling the interior of the Navion.

This week, the entire interior of the plane was emptied, carpets, seats and upholstery, soundproofing foam, etc… The aluminum floor needs to be cleaned to remove the old glue, make it clean and detect corrosion. We are still looking for a sponsor or sponsors! Contact us to get the sponsoring file. A great sunny weekend...
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The restoration of the Navion has started !

The first work consists in dismantling body parts in order to access the different parts of the plane. I’m helping the mechanic engineer during my week-ends to get to know this plane. Thanks to Vincent Seguin from Runway18 for his work. We are still looking for sponsors and the crowdfunding campaign has started ! Contact...
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Article publish on lematin.ch the 9th of June 2021

He restore a plane in memory of his deceased father A historic plane is a paternal legacy dear to photographer Christophe Senehi, but the passion has a price: 100,000 francs. A 1946 airplane grounded since 2015, this is the paternal heritage that worries the Neuchâtel photographer Christophe Senehi, established in Bôle with a studio in...
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It’s time for an announcement!

The donation and crowdfunding campaign is officially announced! You can now join the club, buy flights in the Navion and even get rewards for your donations. We have exclusive items to offer you that belonged to the aircraft or its owner, for example a Breitling Navitimer watch from 1964! We look forward to having you...
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45 years separate these 2 pictures

As a child, I used to fly regularly in my father’s plane. Two years ago, when my father died, I said to myself: What’s the point of having a plane if I can’t fly it? I started to dream every night of flying … flying in the clouds … the mountains … I realize that...
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What a restoration project !

The last few weeks have been very busy, many discussions have been initiated with Swiss artisans in order to obtain quotes, create a sponsorship file, create a presentation video and prepare a communication campaign. The Navion.ch website is now up to date, translated in English and the donation management system is active. The statutes of...
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The “Club Navion Suisse” is Born !

2 years have passed since my decision to keep the Navion … In July 2019, I started my pilot training at Aéroformation. This license obtained, I have only one hurry, restore the Navion and share it with you! The association “Club Navion Suisse” is created with this goal, to share our passion for old planes...
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Obtaining my PPL pilot’s license – Letter to Aéroformation

Dear Aeroformation,St-Exupery wrote: “Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality”.In 2019, when I met Bernard Hanhart, my aeronautical dream started to become reality.I never imagined that I would live such an intense training, full of emotions and beautiful meetings.I was very privileged to do my basic training on the Piper Cub and...
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What a sound! Listen to the 6 cylinder 6000ccm3 !

For a year, I regularly ran the Continental E185-3 in the Navion. This big engine runs like a clock, unfortunately it needs to be rebuilt … In the meantime, turn up the volume and enjoy the sound of this engine, magic !
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May 2019 : The Navion comes out of its Wintering

I decided to keep the Navion and start my pilot training, decision is made to start her engine again to get her running.
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