Our mission

To create a place where the dream of flight is real by being the leader in aeronautical innovation all while providing quality aircraft.


the history

Jim Sampson dreamt of flight at an early age. Between attending Oshkosh Airventure Airshows, earning his pilot's license, and learning about the intricacies of aircraft manufacturing he began to turn his interest into a lifelong pursuit. Taking lessons in an R22 helicopter in college Jim realized the aircraft's limitations in mobility. He had realized an untapped potential: to build a personal, high performance helicopter made of composite materials to keep it light while being incredibly strong. Since then Jim and Scion Aviation have grown to provide services in aircraft design, advanced composite parts, prototype aircraft, and tooling.


How we go above and beyond

At Scion Aviation, we strive to make your experience with us productive and painless. We have a team of engineers that use their ingenuity and the latest software programs to take your ideas into production. We are able to bring to life any conceptual designs and turn them into flying prototypes, and further, into full production. Beyond design and production, we at Scion have exceptional customer service and a consistent on-time delivery rate. Certified by AS9100, we take pride in our quality control processes including the safety culture of the company. Scion has expanded machining capabilities and facilities to meet customers needs. 


“PAE ISR is honored to be awarded a position on the $1.7B Navy CRUAS ISR IDIQ that will provide world-wide ISR services in support of the U.S military,” said Jake Jacobs, Chief Technology Officer of PAE ISR. “This victory for PAE ISR is directly attributable to the outstanding team assembled, including SCION Aviation and their state-of-the-art development and production capability. We rely on SCION Aviation to produce high quality products, on time and on budget, and we look forward to future partnership opportunities.”
Hello Brooke,
Thank you and your team very much for the guided tour of Scion.
It was one of the highlights of the Commander Fly In. Almost all of the checked in pilots were there and everyone was talking about the tour later.
Curtis did a good presentation of your operation and how your industry can contribute to our ownership of Commanders. Our members knew what they were looking for when you opened the doors. Your company’s attitude and skill is a fit for the GA industry as well as the aerospace and government markets and it was obvious to all of us.
Please pass on our gratitude to your team and owner.

— Pat Murphy

What We've Achieved

  • Implementation of new tooling techniques
  • Expansion to two locations, in two states
  • AS9100 Certified
  • Utilization of the most advanced software for every aspect of design and program management including:  SAGE 100, CATIA, SolidCAM, MSProject and more
  • Adding new machining and processing equipment to expand our capabilities on a consistent basis
  • Grown our employee base by 140 percent
  • Rapid expansion of our client database
  • Strong Vendor relationships (local, national and international)
  • ITAR Registration and Compliance