The Beechcraft Baron is a fast, twin-engine private and business aircraft. In addition to the pilots, it offers five passengers. Launched in 1961, the model comes from the Beechcraft Bonanza technically off, but is still sold by Hawker Beechcraft for about 1.2 million U.S. dollars at the time. There are two variants: the Baron 55 ( short body ) and Baron 58 (long body ). Currently being built exclusively the Baron 58. The current execution Baron G58 is factory equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit.
Technical data of the Baron G58
- Passengers: 5
- Wingspan: 11.53 m
- Length: 9.09 m
- Height: 2.97 m
- Empty weight: 1468 kg
- Max. Takeoff weight: 2495 kg
- Engines: two Teledyne Continental IO -550 -C with 300 PS (224 kW)
- Maximum speed: 374 km / h (202 kts. )
- Service ceiling: 6,306 m ( 20,688 ft)
- Range ( with 4 passengers ): 1919 km ( 1,036 NM)
- Max. Rate of climb: 516 m / min. ( 1690 ft / min)
In the novel, The Crash Pilot by Mark Childress, the protagonist crashes with an aircraft of this type.