Bonanza

The Beechcraft Bonanza is an iconic general aviation aircraft.  First produced in 1947, the six seat single engine workhorse is still being produced by Beechcraft and has been in continuous production longer than any other airplane in history, with over 17,000 Bonanzas of all variants built in both V-tail as well as conventional tail configurations.

General characteristics (Factory new G36 model)

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Length: 27ft 6in
  • Wingspan: 33ft 6in
  • Empty weight: 2,625 lbs
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,650 lbs
  • Useful load: 1,038 lbs
  • Powerplant: Continental Motors IO-550-B , 300 hp
  • Propeller: Three-bladed Hartzell Propeller, 6ft 8in diameter

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 176 kts (203 mph)
  • Range: 920 nmi
  • Service ceiling: 18,500 ft
  • Rate of climb: 1,230 ft/min
  • Takeoff distance: 1,913 ft