Beechcraft Bonanza A36.

by John Waco Jr June. 11, 2021 45 views

Beechcraft Bonanza A36

Beechcraft Bonanza A36


Beechcraft Bonanza A36

Beechcraft Bonanza A36


Beechcraft Bonanza A36

Beechcraft Bonanza A36


Beechcraft Bonanza A36

Beechcraft Bonanza A36


Beechcraft Bonanza A36

Beechcraft Bonanza A36

Beech produced several variants of the Bonanza over the years, but the A36 reigns supreme. Developed from the earlier Model 33, it features a 10-inch-longer fuselage, starboard rear double doors for the aft cabin and a 285 hp Continental IO-520-B engine. In 1979, Beech introduced a turbocharged version, the A36TC, with a three-blade propeller and the 300 hp turbocharged Continental TSIO-520-UB. The Model 36 remains in production to this day, upgraded in 2005 to the G36, an acknowledgement of its standard Garmin G1000 avionics system.

It’s an aviation reality that pilots understand all too well. Just because an airplane has four seats (or six or eight or 19) doesn’t mean you can fill them all, top the tanks with fuel, throw your baggage in the back and still hope to remain within legal weight and balance limits.

For pilots with growing families (or golfing buddies they want to take along on trips), a six-seat airplane can make perfect sense. You’ll be able to carry most everything you need, the costs typically don’t rise to astronomically high levels for a used step-up airplane and you’ll probably even be able to fly a little faster, higher and farther in the higher-performance model.

For me the six-seater Beech Bonanza or Cessna 206 might also be the ideal step-down airplane for a pilot who flies, say, a TBM but can no longer justify the costs of fuel, maintenance, hangar and insurance. You can still take the spouse and kids, but you’ll be able to rest easier knowing your costs of ownership are greatly reduced.

Either way, a used six-seat airplane — whether a piston single or twin, a turboprop or even a light jet — can offer exceptional utility and, with the current state of the used-plane market, often a great value as well. My favorite as always been the Beechcraft Bonanza A36 my first was in 1982 produced several variants of the Bonanza over the years, but the A36 reigns supreme. Developed from the earlier Model 33, it features a 10-inch-longer fuselage, starboard rear double doors for the aft cabin and a 285 hp Continental IO-520-B engine. In 1979, Beech introduced a turbocharged version, the A36TC, with a three-blade propeller and the 300 hp turbocharged Continental TSIO-520-UB. The Model 36 remains in production to this day, upgraded in 2005 to the G36, an acknowledgement of its standard Garmin G1000 avionics system.

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Slick rig!+1
What's the fastest maintainable speed for normal trips?

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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Maximum Cruise Speed176 ktas (326 km/h)Service Ceiling18,500 ft (5,639 m)Maximum Climb Rate1,230 fpm (375 mpm)Maximum Limit Speed205 kias (380 km/h)Stall Speed59 kcas (109 km/h)

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 1 month ago

Thanks for the stats! Very impressive!+1

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