designed the Navion near the end of WWII. They were originally
designed for the civilan market but attracted the attention of
the US Army, who placed an order for 83 . The US Army called
these the L-17A. The design was acquired by Ryan in 1948. They
continued to build the successful design. Today, there are
quite a few Navions flying at a number of small airports
across the United States. This is the 805 Squadron of local
Navion flyers that are seen regularly in Southern California.
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