We have long been impressed with the landing gear design on the Baronit doesnt take a rocket surgeon to maintain.
September 17, 2013 There has long been a subset of pilots with a certain sense of adventure and the burning desire to own an aerobatic airplane.
While most lust after an aerial hotrod such as one of the Extra 300 series or a Sukhoi Su-29, economic reality means putting something a little less impressive into the hangar.
But unlike most other airplanes, utility airplanes are optimized to use short, unimproved fields without drama or damage, carry lots of stuff, require little maintenance and be field-repairable, just a few of the features with which the typical tricycle-gear, all-metal single has trouble.
September 24, 2015 The NTSB reports of the 100 most recent B55 Baron crashes turned up some unexpected results: there were only three runway loss of control (RLOC) events, far fewer than we expect for tricycle-gear airplanes; for an airplane with a fuel system that has a reputation as simple, the majority of the 15 fuel-related accidents involved mismanaging the system and fuel selectors and over half of the pilot-induced gear-up events involved retracting the gear on rollout.
January 1, 2016 Buying aircraft, financing aircraft, or even leasing aircraft are processes dense enough to almost make you give up.