This 2001 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza Is ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick for Family and Business Travel

More than 50 years after its arrival on the market, this six-seat single remains a favorite with pilots.

After more than 50 years on the market, the A36 Bonanza remains hugely popular. [Courtesy: Robert Barnett]

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The Beechcraft Bonanza was a hit from its early days in the late 1940s. Compared with the fabric-covered GA aircraft that were common at the time, the all-metal, V-tail Bonanza must have looked almost like a spaceship. The attractive design evolved for decades, but for many customers the arrival of the A36 represented a breakthrough. With a stretched fuselage and six seats in a club configuration, the airplane offered passengers flexible seating or could carry lots of cargo instead of people. The first 36-series Bonanzas hit the market in 1968, and the model is still sought-after.

This A36 has 1,681 hours on the airframe, 690 hours on its Continental IO-550 engine, and 358 hours on its Hartzell propeller since overhaul. Inside its air-conditioned cabin, the aircraft’s updated panel includes Garmin G500 TXi 10 landscape displays with SVT, Garmin G600 autopilot with yaw damper, Garmin GTN 750 TXi and GTN 650 TXi touchscreen nav/comms, GTX 345R transponder, GTS 800 traffic advisory system, and more.

Pilots in the market for a fast, capable piston single with a large cabin suited for family travel or business use should consider this 2001 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, which is available 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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