Sometimes a design simply works. And when it does, there’s no sense spending massive amounts of time and money trying to replace it. For 50 years, the Beechcraft Baron has been at the pinnacle of personal air transportation. Among many worthy challengers over the decades, the Baron soldiers on as proof that legacy airplanes are still in the game of winning orders. If you need to move four people and their gear 600 nm in three hours, there are several airplanes to meet the mission. But do they have twin-engine redundancy and its resulting reassurance, known-ice capability, weather radar, the ability to get in and out of short/unimproved airstrips, or a service network that consists of, say, basically any mechanic in the country? For these reasons, there has been a Baron in the lineup at Beechcraft for five decades. And for these reasons, customers keep buying them.
(2) Continental Motors IO-550-C, 300 hp each
McCauley 3 blade metal, constant speed
29 ft 10 in
9 ft 9 in
37 ft 10 in
199 sq ft
27.8 lb/sq ft
28 cu ft, 420 lb
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All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.