This 1998 Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza Is a Fast, Flexible ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

Turbocharging and a longer wing give this specialized Bonanza an advantage at altitude.

Beechcraft’s B36TC has certain advantages over non-turbo Bonanzas. [Courtesy: AirMart Aircraft Sales & Brokerage].

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Beechcraft’s Bonanza has always been a top choice among traveling airplanes. The late 1960s development of the stretched, six-seat A36 model made life even better for pilots transporting people and cargo. A number of aftermarket and factory turbocharging options have been available for the aircraft over the decades, but many consider the final version, the B36TC, the best.

A few things set the B36TC apart from earlier turbocharged Bonanzas, including a longer wing and changes to the turbocharger installation to aid engine cooling. All together, the improvements led to an airplane that gives pilots more flexibility when planning and conducting flights. One of the aircraft’s biggest advantages is the ability to operate more consistently at high altitudes. Whether taking off at high field elevations or cruising in the flight levels, turbocharging keeps the power up in situations that would be marginal for naturally aspirated piston aircraft.

This B36TC has 2,208 hours on the airframe and 436 hours on its 300 hp Continental TSIO-520 engine and McCauley 3-blade propeller since overhaul.

The panel features a Garmin G500 PFD and MFD with synthetic vision, GTN 750 GPS/Nav/Com, GNC 255 Nav/Com, GMA 35 audio panel, GI 275 engine monitor, GI 275 standby attitude indicator, GTX 330ES transponder, Bendix-King KFC150 autopilot with yaw damper, and L3 WX500 Stormscope.

Additional equipment includes a digital air conditioning system, D’Shannon baffle kit, standby vacuum system and gyro, seven-place oxygen, dual toe brakes, USB charging ports, Rosen sun visors, electric pitch trim and LED beacon, strobes, nav, landing and taxi lights.

Pilots looking for a spacious aircraft with speed and useful load that make it well-suited for family or business travel should consider this 1998 Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza, which is available for $559,900 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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