Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Your Sunday Morning Turboprop Noise

A Beech Starship:


There are still a few around.

4 comments:

RJ the paragon said...

Thanks for including the link. I didn't know about them. They kinda look like the big brother of the Velocity V twin.

Nangleator said...

Back in the late 80s, early 90s, I lived in Billerica and would see some of the approaches and departures from Hanscom Field, which had a Beech sales office. Every once in a while, I'd see one of these beauties fly over and get all excited.

CenterPuke88 said...

I saw the Starship fly at the Alliance Airshow in ‘88, shortly after it was certified ‘87. It flew as a preview in 1983, at the NBAA convention in Dallas.The fun part is that 5 still fly, and that the owner of one bought $38,000,000 worth of parts and such from Beech in 2009, for pennies on the dollar. They accepted, just to get rid of the parts, and delivered 12 semi-trucks of supplies to him a few days later. Still doing business as “Starfleetsupport.com”.

The Piaggio Avanti shows what the Starship could have done if the composite technology had been advanced enough, but Piaggio made the decision to stay mainly conventional, and it paid off...for a while. Delivery’s are down and the company in receivership.

Brad_in_IL said...

Heh. I used to work in Chelmsford and lived in Tyngsborough. We were almost neighbors !!