This 1982 Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza Is a High-Flying, Turbocharged ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

With a longer wing and long range, this Bonanza is meant for high-altitude cruising.

The B36TC Bonanza is a serious traveler. [Courtesy: On Centerline Aviation]

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Beechcraft’s Bonanza has occupied the top of the piston single market in terms of performance and desirability ever since its introduction more than 70 years ago. Even today, with technologically advanced newer models available, many pilots will settle for nothing less than a Bonanza. And among the range of Bonanzas, from early V-tails to the latest G36, some experts say, the B36TC is the best.

Which aircraft is “best” depends on your mission. The B36TC has a turbocharged engine and a wing that is about 4 feet longer than the standard Bonanza. These features reflect the nature of this aircraft’s performance. It is meant to operate at high altitude and high speeds. For pilots looking for a high performance single with more muscle than most and can trim valuable time from long-distance trips, this B36TC could be an ideal entry into the turbocharged ranks.

This B36TC has 3,397 hours on the airframe, 169 hours on its Continental TSIO-520-UB engine since an overhaul by Western Skyways in 2017, and 930 hours on its McCauley propeller since overhaul. The turbocharged engine is equipped with a Merlyn intercooler and GAMI fuel injectors. The airframe includes the Aero Engineering upper rudder hinge bracket STC.

The panel includes a Garmin GTN 750, King KX 165 nav/com, GTX 345 transponder, WX-10 Stormscope, KFC 200 autopilot, Insight engine monitor, Shadin fuel flow monitor, GMA 340 six-place intercom, and Artex ELT. Paint and interior were redone in 2010. Other equipment includes a propeller de-icing system and built-in oxygen system.

Pilots interested in boosting the speed and altitude of their family trips while enjoying a roomier cabin and flexible six-place seating should consider this 1982 Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza, which is available for $349,900 on AircraftForSale.

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Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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