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impressions after his first
30 hours flying a 1970 V35B.
Itching to upgrade to a TCM IO-550?
about the recent IO-550 upgrade to his N35.
Here's a 337 (and additional information) for a set of front
shoulder harnesses for a Bonanza.
Interested in a ski tube? Here's the
of an FAA 337 form describing one.
Here's a set of
Microsoft Word templates with which
one can create and complete an FAA 337 form on a PC with an attached laser printer.
337 front template file and/or
337 back template file. Or, ftp into madaket.netwizards.net, user
"anonymous", and use your e-mail address as the password. Look in
the /pub/337 directory.
Here's a J35 checklist in
MS word format,
formatted to fit on 5 inch by 7 inch cards. Or grab the MS Word version via
ftp as directed for the form 337 above.
Several shops that have been highly recommended:
Barber Aviation, 4130 Madera Dr, Madera CA (MAE),
L.B. owns a Bonanza (a '47, I think), so he knows more than most how to
fix 'em. So far, everything he's predicted has turned out *exactly* that
way, and his suggestions are reasonable. (submitted by rd)
Rebuilt Aircraft Incorporated, Douglas County Airport, P.O. Box 1386,
Minden, NV 89423 (MEV), (775) 782-5282, 782-5225 (fax)
I've been bringing my Bonanza to Dave since I relocated to California
several years ago. I
always enjoy working with Dave and his crew.
Dave specializes in Bonanza's and Baron's
and has a wealth of used Beech parts. (submitted by hgp)
Towery Aircraft Service, Delaware Air Park, P.O. Box 316, Cheswold, DE 19936
Dan serviced my plane when I lived in New Jersey.
I enjoyed working with Dan and recommend him.
Be nice to Dan and maybe he'll give you a ride in his Funk.
He also has a selection of used Beech parts. (submitted by hgp)
Santa Ynez Air Center,
Santa Ynez Valley Airport,
P.O. Box 960,
Santa Ynez, Ca 93460,
Alan Jones, General Manager
I have a restored 1974 V35B and this is far in a way the best maintenance
I've found in California. Additionally, Alan owned a G35 for many years,
so he is extremely knowledgeable about older V-tails. I found them
because the ABS hosted a service clinic at their facility last year,
and you couldn't help noticing that everything, (including the white
epoxy floor) was spotless
If you haven't been to Santa Ynez, it's a nice visit - a small valley
with good wineries. It's actually quite similar to Napa 20 years ago,
and only 30 minutes from Santa barbara beaches.
(sumbitted by ag)
Obtain the set of FAA records on your plane, including 337's, previous
owners, liens. etc.
Here's an outfit which sells a set of balanced
fuel injectors for your TCM IO-470, IO-520, or IO-550, which in theory,
enables one to lean the engine so that all cylinders peak at about the same time,
Here's a set of
Bonanza/Baron SDR's (Service Difficulity Reports).
Noise: It's the same old story. The airport was built in the middle
of nowhere. Developers build homes on adjacent land and
sell them to unknowing homeowners-to-be. Complaints start, etc.
The fact that the airport preceeded the homes, interesting as it may be, is not
necessarily relevent. In any event, perhaps it's a good idea to be a
good neighbor. Here's an interesting article about
controlling propeller noise
Here's some info from Starr Aircraft Products (tel 903 893-1106/fax 903
893-0551). They have the following 10 models of the Plumly fuel flow
computers (a.k.a. "whiz wheels") at $29.95 each, including shipping.
Unfortunately, they do not
have any plans to manufacture models for the 550 series. (Thanks, R.V.)
260 Baron p/n 55-590000-57
260 Baron p/n 55-590000-23
285 Baron p/n 55-590004
285 Baron p/n 55-590011
225 Debonair p/n 33-590018
260 Bonanza p/n 33-590028
260 Bonanza p/n 35-590097
285 Bonanza p/n 33-590023
285 Bonanza p/n 35-590120-1
V35B Bonanza p/n 35-590117
This just in: I've been told
that the price is now $81.90!!!
Here's a copy of the
Beechcraft 100-Hour or Annual Long Form Inspection Guide
as an ms word 6.0 document. (Thanks, SP!)
Here's a link to an
regarding a tail flutter incident that occurred on April 28, 1997.
Here are some other incidents:
June 4, 1995,
June 29, 1996,
November 27, 1996,
April 29, 1997,
October 6, 1997 and
April 13, 1998.
Interesting in installing 20 pound lead weights in the engine keel
area of your Bonanza? Here's the
back of an appropriate 337 form.
Prof. Dave Rogers provided links to
several semi-technical articles about flying Bonanzas
Flying Adventures CD-ROM
letter of understanding from the FAA on Owner produced parts.
It is towards the bottom but it makes good reading. Thanks Cy!
Here's an article
regarding vortex generators for your Baron..
Probably a good idea. Thanks to Tom P Turner!
Acrobat reader here.
Here's an article about a
three light gear position indicator system
Thanks to John O!
Acrobat reader here.
FAA A/D site.
high security Medco locks on your Bonanza.
A very nice tutorial on
Rigging a V tail Bonanza. Thanks, Joe!
How I installed
a new panel and BDS window in my "N" model Bonanza . Thanks (again), Joe!
Beech 215 Prop -
Notes regarding the 250 hour requirement. Thanks, Mark!
Here's a form 337 for installing an AM/FM radio,
Interav alternator installation and troubleshooting guide .
Bonanza passanger briefing card,
We wish to exchanges ideas and experiences with other Beech owners.
American Bonanza Society
P.O. Box 12888
1922 Midfield Rd.
Witchita, KS, 67277
ABS Regional Group Organizations
- World Beechcraft Society
William (Bill) J. Robinson, President.
500 S.E. Everett Mall Way, Suite A7
Everett, WA 98208-8111
- The Twin Beech 18 Society (for owners of Beech 18's and Twin Bonanza's):
Twin Beech 18 Society
P.O. Box 550
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone: 615 455-1974
FAX: 615 455 2577
- The TB18 Society is now a division of the Staggerwing Museum
Society which can be reached at:
Staggerwing Museum Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 550
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone: 931 455-1974
FAX 931 455-2577
- Beechcraft Duke Association
Mesa, AZ 85201
Classic Bonanza Association
PO Box 868002
Plano, Tx. 75086
For a one year membership, send a check for $16.00.
An application will be returned
for your signature.
Midwest Bonanza Society
2079 Glenalden Dr. West
Germantown, TN. 38139
Rocky Mountain Bonanza Society
Bill Stovall President/Secretary
32675 Woodside Dr.
Evergreen, CO 80439
North East Bonanza Group
Steve Oxman, President
At Lucky Dog Avaition, Scott K. Frostad offers training in a Bonanza F35 for
advanced ratings (primarily instrument rating/commercial certificate)
plus BFRs, ICCs (Instrument Competency Checks), high performance
endorsements, and proficiency training. Additionally, he offers
Bonanza familiarization for prospective buyers or those just
interested in the Bonanza airplane.
Lucky Dog Aviation is based at Paine Field (KPAE), Everett, Washington, which is
approximately 20 miles north of Seattle. Contact them at:
206-310-9705 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The fleet at
Seneca College Department
of Aviation and Flight Technology in Ontario, Canada consists
of five Bonanza's and two Baron's. Where do I sign up?
William W. Webb is Bonanza instructor with BPPP with an ATP, SEL, MEL,
type rated: CE500, CFI-ASE AME,I. Bill has an old Debonair (but then again,
all Debonairs are old) and is interested in providing instruction to
Bonanza owners in the Pontiac, Michigan area.
248-545-9967 and email@example.com
Contact Bill at 248-545-9967 or
There's always the
The Bonanza Pilot Proficiency Program.
Greg Keshishian is available to give Bonanza instruction in the New York
City metropolitan and Southern New England areas. He is an experienced
BPPP instructor and owns a beautiful 1949 A35. As a CFII (single and
multi-engine) he specializes in BFRs, IPCs (instument proficiency checks)
and transition training.
Greg also offers Bonanza familiarization flights and Bonanza
Contact him at 212-535-5617
or e-mail at
Hank Canterbury, Phoenix area and will travel. CFII, Multi engine
and single. 10,000 total hrs, 4000 in Bonanzas and Barons, most as an
instructor. I have owned an F33A for 15 years, and teach ground school
as well as flying at all of our weekend seminars. Reach me at e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (623) 935-2492.
For Bonanza instruction in the Fort Worth/Dallas and North Texas areas
you may contact Ron Timmermans. An experienced Bonanza instructor and
aviation enthusiast, Ron has been the proud owner of a 1965 S-35 for 10
years. Ron is a CFI-IA (ASEL), and he is available to assist you with
Instrument Training, BFRs, IPCs and transition training to Beechcraft or
other complex aircraft. Ron is an instructor in the Bonanza Pilot
Proficiency Program. You may contact him at 817-354-3808 or E-mail at
Bonanza/Baron/Travelair flight instruction in the Riverside, CA area
from experienced Bonanza Society instructor. All ratings.
A36 available. Purchase consultation and aircraft delivery and pick up.
Daniel Ramirez (909) 780-1942 or
IDAHO-MONTANA-WYOMING-UTAH-EASTERN OREGON. Based in Salmon Idaho but will travel upon request. Jack R. Silva has been instructing exclusively in the Beechcraft line for many years and is a retired Corporate Pilot. I specialize in BFR's, Instrument Proficiency Checks, and Currency in the following aircraft. All 33,35, and 36 series, Baron, Duke, and King Air. Also available for ferrying and co-pilot services. 858-518-4622 or email@example.com
Kent Ewing, BPPP instructor, former US Navy fighter pilot and test
pilot. CFII, ASEL, AMEL, Instrument. Specialty is Flight Reviews,
Instrument Proficiency Checks in Bonanza and Baron aircraft.
Based in Virginia Beach, VA.
Based in Michigan and Florida, Tom Gilmore -- member of ABS and a long time Beechcraft CFII.
Phoenix and surrounding cities. CFI available for dual instruction in
Barons and Bonanzas. Over 3000 hours in Bonanzas
(F-33/A-36/G-35) and over 1400 hours in Barons (BE58/B&E-55's). Formerly
with Airline Training Center. Contact K.N. "Jack" David
at 623-935-5017, e-mail
Gerry Parker, CFII (single and multi-engine), is available to give
Bonanza and Baron instruction in the Houston area. He is an experienced
BPPP instructor and specializes in BFRs, IPCs (instrument proficiency
checks), multi-engine and transition training. Gerry also has
significant experience in turbocharged aircraft and cross country
operations. Contact him at 713-621-7521 (Cell 713-826-6663) or e-mail
him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At John Wayne airport in Orange County, CA (SNA), the following FBO's
have Beech's available for rent (thank you Ron Davis for this info):
Orange County Flight Center 714-756-1300
1971 Bonanza V35 N9198Q, King IFR, Autopilot w/Alt.hold, HSI, GPS, 125.55/hr
1979 Duchess N110SU, Full Collins IFR, DME, 129.50/hr
1969 Baron N554J, Full IFR, HSI, DME, 169.50/hr
Lenair Aviation. 714-756-8546
1979 Bonanza V35B N17814, IFR, ADF, DME, Autopilot, 150.00/hr ($138 block)
Santa Cruz Flying Club
in Watsonville, CA (WVI)
rents a Beech Debonair for $98/hr.
Fantasy Fighters in Santa Fe, NM (505-471-4151)
gives instruction in a T-34A Mentor for $250/hr.
Hart Air in Long Beach, CA (310-988-0456) rents
a 285 hoursepower T-34A Mentor for $185/hr (dual).
Unusual Attitudes at Centenial Airport in
Englewood, CO (303-688-2233) gives instruction in a T-34
Bergstrom Aviation in Pasco, WA (PSC) has a nice '64 S35 for rent, complete with
HSI, R-NAV, S-Tec A/P, at an attractive price ($75/hour for club members)
Palo Alto Flying Club, Palo Alto, CA (PAO, next to the Airport Shoppe)
has a Dutchess ($163), Travel Air ($153) and Baron
($237) for rent (member rate).
Their phone number is 650-494-7248.
The Warrenton Flight Center
Warrenton-Fauquier Co. Airport (W66),
PO Box 68,
Midland, VA 22728,
has both a well equipped V35A ($99 dry) and Travel Air ($120 dry)
available for rent. Qualified flight
instructor also available.
The Squadron Two Flying Club
at San Jose International Airport has a
a 300hp C33A for rent. It is equiped with a slaved HSI, WX-900, King
KX-155, KR-87, KNS-800, North Star 60, S-TEC 50, and
The Debonair is rents for $120 wet
an hour. Contact Squadron Two at (408) 275-0300 or (408) 275-0800.
MacDan Aviation at Caldwell, NJ, (CDW)
telephone (973) 227-3625, rents a fully-equipped 1994 F33A, N1500B, for
$160.00 per tach hour, wet. The airplane presently has about 1,150 TTAE, and
includes King radios, a WX-1000 Stormscope coupled to the KLN 90A
IFR-certified GPS, and air conditioning.
Contact Chuck McKenna, owner, or Markus Buttikofer, Chief Flight
The Rainbow Flying Group that operates out of Potomac Airfield (VKX) has a well
equipped F33A for $75/hr dry on weekdays and $85/hr dry on weekends. This
is sort of a club arrangement with $150 fee the first year and $125 annual
renewal. Renter's insurance is required. POC is Bob Falkenstein at (703)
Alpha Flying at Norwood, MA has an '82 A36. (uncomfirmed)
Sundance Flying Club
at Palo Alto, CA (650 494-7768)
has a 1968 for V35A $136/hr and a
1980 V35B for $150/hr.
Note that these are member rates.
Dulles Aviation at Manassas, VA (HEF)
has an A36 for a painful $175/hr wet.
Panorama Flight Service at Westchester County
Airport (HPN), telephone (914) 328-9800, rents a A36 Bonanza
for $191.00 per hour HOBBS, wet.
Woody Lesiker has an aerobatic F33c Bonanza ($190) and a Baron ($225) for rent at the West Houston Airport.
Pinnacle Aviation just added a beautiful 1984 A36.
They are at 760-929-1009 and are located on the far west end for Palomar
Airport in Carlsbad CA. Rental is $150/hour but the airplane has
everything including dual AH's and HSI. (unconfirmed)
Aviation, located at Baltimore Airpark (1w2), has a Beech C35 for
instruction/complex/high performance training. The aircraft rents for
$100.00 per hour wet. Contact Charlie Schaefer at Phoenix Aviation 410-256-1234.
West Air Aviation
in Las Vegas rents a
for $110/hour wet.
Rent a V35 or A36 in Australia
RFC Dallas Inc. Flying Club
in Addison, Texas
has a 1974 F33A, 1965 C33, and 1974 A36 in the line.
Surface to Air Aviation Long Beach California,
rents an A36 Bonanza for $120.00 per hour block/wet. Checkouts, commercial
and instrument instruction available. (562) 595-4033
The New Hampshire Flying Association
owns a well equipped V35.
Bonanza Swap Page
Bonanza Mailing Lists
We now have a Beech Owner's mailing list!.
There is also a T-34 Mentor mailing list. To subscribe to this mailing list and to
obtain further information, send your request, including your email address, to:
Australian Bonanza Society
Oil filter wrench for your IO-520/550
Bonanzas To Oshkosh!
A Bonanza flying under the Eiffel Tower! And a good story. Check it out -- you'll
need Quick Time to view it.
Here's a nice air to air picture of
the airplane formally known as Chris's Mooney(now it's Jeff's Mooney). Here is
Also, here are several pictures of
Les's new Mooney.
Interesting how a Mooney M20C can change into an M20K once you marry
Here're two nice ones, a
has updated their web site. Very nice!
The Beechcraft Duke Net
Beech T-34 Mentor
The T-34 Lima Lima Squadron
Beryl D'Shannon Famous Bonanza mods
DBM Another Bonanza mod outfit. Not the original D'Shannon folks,
from what I understand.
Alpine Aviation FAA approved lighting
systems for Bonanzas, Barons, Travel Airs.
'Bet you don't know what a
Bonanza Super V is.
USAF QU-22B: A Beechcraft Bonanza Goes to War
I've had a soft spot for
ever since flying Tiger's and Cheeta's in Longmont, CO in the late 70's.
The Republic Seabee Owners Club
The Bellanca Super Viking Website
$100 Hamburger page
($300 if you own a Duke?).
The mother of all
to purchase your Bonanza?
Checkmate Aviation - airplane checklists for sale
Other links: WareAir,
The Bellanca-Champion Club nice airplane, especially if you're a termite! (Just kidding...)
True airspeed calculator
George Baker Aviation
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