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1978 - 1982 BEECHCRAFT B55 Baron

Twin engine piston aircraft with retractable landing gear. The B55 Baron seats up to 5 passengers plus 1 pilot.

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Performance specifications


2 x 260 HP

Best Cruise Speed:

184 KIAS

Best Range (i):

739 NM

Fuel Burn @ 75%:

27.3 GPH

Stall Speed:


Rate of climb:

1,693 FPM

Rate of climb (1 engine out):

397 FPM


19,300 FT

Ceiling (1 engine out):

6,400 FT

Takeoff distance:

1,400 FT

Landing distance:

1,467 FT

Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle:

2,154 FT

Landing distance over 50ft obstacle:

2,148 FT


Gross Weight:

5,100 LBS

Empty Weight:

3,236 LBS

Fuel capacity:

100 GAL

Ownership Costs 1978

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Total Variable Cost (100 Hrs)
Cost Per Hour = $249.60
Cost Per Mile = $1.36

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Fuel cost per hour:
(27.3 gallons/hr @ $5.40/gal)

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Oil cost per hour:

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Overhaul reserves:

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Engine (x2)


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260 HP

Overhaul (HT):

1,500 Hrs

Years before overhaul:


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BEECHCRAFT E55 Baron (1970 - 1982)

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Typical Price: $198,557.00
Total Cost of Ownership: $39,605.03
Best Cruise: 195 KIAS ( 11 )
Best Range: 934 NM ( 195 )
Fuelburn: 31.0 GPH ( 3.7 )

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