Great aircraft, horribly uncomfortable to sit in all day though, that is unless you're a midget.
Scott boyd, e-mail, 28.04.2012 07:37
In answer to a turboprop engine for the Navajo the PT-6 has been used on Navajo's as well as the Cheyenne a development of the pressurized Navajo which was a piece of crap.
I flew a P-Navajo once from Gallup New Mexico to Phoenix and it took three attempt and many thousands of dollars to get there.
I also flew Cheyennes and never had a problem, other then the cover for emergency gear extention coming loose and not letting the cabin pressurize, a minor problem once it was identified, a huge pain identifying it.
I still like the King Air better, much more comfortable, but not quite as fast, except the E-90 which is still one of my favorites. Even serial no.12, without reversing props was a delight to fly.
RC Craemer, e-mail, 27.04.2012 19:57
Flew a Chieftain for the Military (contract) Carrying cryptology gear. 100 hrs/month flying 4 days a week. Generally close to gross wt. Very dependable aircraft, virtually no problems. Company also flew Air Ambulance, but I didn't do much of that, as the Air Force restricted the number of hours I could fly, and I was always close to max, especially in the winter. Good plane in ice, too.
julio zabala, e-mail, 31.07.2011 19:32
Please let me know if there is a turbo prop engine for the navajo and where to purchase it. Thanks
Fred, e-mail, 09.01.2011 01:12
I have long range nacelle tanks on my Navajo C. They were made by Nayak and installed by Colemill Enterprises of Nashville, Tn. 615-226-4256
ariel, e-mail, 06.01.2011 04:07
own a piper chieftan and am looking for extended range nacelle tanks. cant find them for some reason!
Mark, e-mail, 07.11.2010 00:20
Flew lots of these during 1977,1978 mail cargo, pax, always a good craft. Fuel gages overhead always made for a laugh with the pax when switching to aux tanks!
Bob Leonard, e-mail, 27.10.2010 08:18
We operated both a Navajo & a Chieftain in Africa. Both did a fine job operating on rough sandy strips. Pilot's needed to watch their decent rate in the PA-31-350 to guard against shocking the engines. As Jim B. said, it is a good IFR aircraft.
cloudshe, e-mail, 13.08.2010 18:24
Great 8 passenger plane! Wish they were still making them, who needs a $$$ Kingair? Maybe when JetA hits $10 a gallon, we'll see a return to fuel efficient transportation.
Tom Stuetzer, e-mail, 24.03.2010 22:40
I seem to remember a 4 engine Piper prototype built in the early 60's that was never produced. As I recall, it looked a lot like a chubby Navajo with 4 engines.
Jim Brostman, e-mail, 31.07.2009 08:16
The best all around (most weather) small twin recip ever built. This airplane is competent for almost any weather situation and is easy to fly. Also the most twin for the money!
Edwin Cruz, e-mail, 09.01.2009 19:10
l would like to request for your assistance if you can refer me where l could find parts for a Piper Navajo model PA-31-719.
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