Category Archives for Aircraft

Photos in Frederick

Last month, I flew to Frederick, Maryland to meet up with my friend, Mike Collins. Mike is the Technical Editor at AOPA and is responsible for much of the magazine’s photography. He agreed to take some photos of N62BS which are included below. Continue Reading >>

The First 150 Days – Part One

This past weekend on September 29, 2018 marked the completion of 150 days as the proud owner of N62BS, my 1962 Beech Bonanza. Since acquiring the airplane, I have had the opportunity fly it just a bit over fifty hours. As luck would have it, the weather has been most uncooperative ever since I brought the airplane home resulting in the cancellation of several planned family trips (my wife and daughter are strictly “fair weather” passengers). This article details my experiences as a new aircraft owner with emphasis on two areas of general interest to new or prospective airplane owners – the cost of ownership and the benefits of ownership. Continue Reading >>

Searching for the Perfect Bonanza

For many years I have considered the advantages that owning a personal aircraft might provide and about five years ago, I set a personal goal of owning an aircraft by the time I was fifty years old. I joked many times with my wife that when I had my mid-life crisis, it would be an airplane, not a sports car or a mistress, that would steal my heart. However, buying an airplane is an important investment decision and a task that should not be taken lightly. The process of actually locating and acquiring that perfect aircraft can be overwhelming. Continue Reading >>

1962 P35 Bonanza

  • Continental IO-470-N (260 hp)
  • Beech 278 Propeller
  • Garmin GTN 750xi GPS/NAV/COM
  • Garmin GNS 430 GPS/NAV/COM
  • Garmin MX 20 MFD
  • Garmin GI-275 Attitude Indicator w/ADAHRS
  • Garmin GI-275 HSI
  • Garmin GSB-15 USB
  • L-3 Lynx NGT-9000 Transponder
  • PS Engineering PMA 450C Audio Panel
  • S-Tec 60-2 Autopilot with GPSS
  • EI UBG-16 Digital Engine Monitor
  • EI R-1 Digital Tachometer
  • EI M-1 Digital Manifold Pressure
  • EI FP-5L Digital Fuel Flow Computer
  • EI MUX-8A Data Recorder
  • Mid Continent MD93 Clock/USB Ports
  • Davtron M3030 OAT Gauge & Voltmeter
  • Rosen Visors
  • B.A.S. Shoulder Harnesses
  • Reiff Engine Preheater with Oil Cooler Heater option
  • GAMIjector Tuned Fuel Injectors
  • Concorde RG-35AXC Sealed Battery
  • 114 Gallons Usable Fuel (74 mains / 40 tips)
  • PLANELOGIX Digital Logbooks