South St. Paul, MN - July 15, 2010 - Chris Gardner, President and CEO of Sierra Hotel Aero, Inc. (SHA) and Type Certificate holder for Navion Aircraft, announced formation of a new organization called NavionX. This 501c-3 non-profit aviation organization is being formed as a way for owners and enthusiasts of the Navion to use the internet and social media in a user supported forum to share information, plan social gatherings and educational forums. NavionX.org will be the virtual place online where Navion owners and enthusiasts can gather. Sierra Hotel Aero plans to make archival documents available in an effort to promote the continued use, interest and flying of the aircraft. This will be another way for the Type Certificate holder to give back to the legacy and share interesting data, original concepts, old photographs and historical records that cover the History of the Navion via drawings, documents, parts lists and product line knowledge through the NavionX organization.
NavionX is designed to be a membership based organization, with a membership elected Board of Directors and wholly operated by NavionX members. Initially Mr. Gardner will act as President, but within a short period of time will resign and be replaced by an elected Official and Board. Sierra Hotel Aero and Navion Aircraft Company will provide the NavionX organization selected Navion Aircraft technical support in a more public forum. Gardner states, "We felt there was a need to have a forum that would be more closely affiliated with the Type Certificate Holder to assure owners and enthusiasts accurate information to enhance support, preservation and popularity of the Navion. The NavionX organization will be the place to go for owners and enthusiasts wanting to share their experiences. Obviously owners do not need to belong to the type club to take advantage of Sierra Hotel Aero's knowledge, but this club will give owners a larger voice and the ability to share knowledge pertaining to all Navion Aircraft".
For more information or to become a NavionX charter member, please visit www.navionX.org. Please contact Chris Gardner directly for opportunities pertaining to a tax deductible Corporate or Private Sponsorship, donations, advertising options or if additional information is required.
President and CEO
Sierra Hotel Aero, Inc. and Navion Aircraft Company 1690 Aeronca Lane, Fleming Field Airport (KSGS) South St. Paul, MN 55075
(651) 306-1456www.navionX.org www.sierrahotelaero.com www.navion.com