Posts Tagged ‘Beech’

Photo of the Day: Beech Staggerwing

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

With all of the turmoil surrounding Hawker Beechcraft these days, it’s time to pause, take a breath, and look at one of Beech’s most beautiful offerings: the Staggerwing. “For most pilots, the Beech Staggerwing reigns as the classic to beat all classics,” says AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne in his October 1999 pilot report. And he’s right. Instantly recognizable–almost as much as the Piper Cub–the airplane was formally known as the “negative stagger Beech,” but you and I (and everybody else) just call it the Staggerwing.—Jill W. Tallman

Photo of the Day: V is for Victory

Monday, July 30th, 2012

This beautifully restored V35 Bonanza was photographed by Mike Fizer to accompany Al Marsh’s article in the January 2011 AOPA Pilot, “A Lucky Find.” Read more to find out why it’s considered a lucky find, and what type of improvements the owner has made since purchasing it in 1996. —Jill W. Tallman