Used Aircraft Guide


Beech 95 Travel Air

The progenitor of the Baron, the Travel Air can be a bargain; beware the maintenance history, though, since these airplanes are getting quite old.

[IMGCAP(1)] The Travel Air was Beech’s entry into the then-new light twin market, making use of a formula used successfully by several manufacturers: take the basic design of a successful single and make a twin out of it. The single in this case was the Bonanza. Later on, Beech did the same thing over again and got the Baron as a result. Compared to the prestigious and pricey Barons, though, the Travel Air can be a real bargain.

However, the Travel Air is, shall we say, a “vintage” airplane; one that, no matter how virtuous, is getting very long in the tooth. The tough decision for a buyer, then, is whether the price savings offered by the Model 95—which has escalated to perhaps $50,000 t...

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