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  • For many pilots, the venerable Beechcraft Bonanza represents the ultimate piston single. From its first appearance in 1947 as a smallish, all-metal four-seater with a distinctive, futuristic-looking V-tail, the airplane has been a leader in style, speed, handling qualities, and sales. Over the years, the Bonanza has grown in size, engine power, and model designations, always preserving its well-earned niche. Bigger than competing Mooneys, faster than competing Pipers, with great fit and finish and plush, tasteful interiors, it seems that the Bonanza's designers have simply gotten it right from day one.

    Beechcraft G36 Bonanza

    Beechcraft Bonanza Fact Sheet

    Beechcraft A36 Ultimate Bonanza


  • Powerplant

    Continental Motors IO-550-B, 300 hp

  • Propellers

    Hartzell 3 blade metal, constant speed

  • Length

    27 ft 6 in

  • Height

    8 ft 7 in

  • Wingspan

    33 ft 6 in

  • Wing Area

    181 sq ft

  • Wing loading

    20.24 lb/sq ft

  • Power loading

    12.21 lb/hp

  • Cabin Width

    42 in

  • Empty Weight

    2,590 lb

  • Maximum gross weight

    3,663 lb

  • Useful load

    1,073 lb

  • Payload with full fuel

    629 lb

  • Fuel capacity

    74 gal

  • Baggage capacity

    10 cu ft, 70 lb


  • Takeoff distance ground roll

    962 ft

  • Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,913 ft

  • Rate of climb sea level

    1,230 fpm

  • Service ceiling

    18,500 ft

  • Landing distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,450 ft

  • Landing distance ground roll

    920 ft

  • Cruise speed/endurance w/45-min rsv, std fuel (fuel consumption, ea engine) @ 75% power, best economy

    176 KTAS

  • Range

Limiting and Recommended Airspeeds

  • VX

    84 KIAS

  • VY

    100 KIAS

  • VNE

    205 KIAS

  • VS1

    68 KIAS

  • VSO

    59 KCAS

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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.