Used Aircraft Guide


Beech 36TC Bonanza

This blue-chip aircraft investment should definitely be on your short list if youíre looking for a turbocharged single and have the bucks for it.

[IMGCAP(1)] The Beech Bonanza has always been considered the very top of the line in single-engine aircraft, and the top of the Bonanza line for almost 20 years have been the A36TC and B36TC turbocharged long-fuselage straight-tail models, which remain in production to this day. (The normally aspirated 36 is really in a different class and thatís why itís covered in the previous chapter.)

The 36 turbos offer a sizeable cabin, good high-altitude cruise numbers and the security of the straight-tail design. They have held their value extremely well. But the A model had serious range shortcomings, and both aircraft tend to run hot and fall short of rated engine TBO times.


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