Aircraft Partners Sought!
A 1968 Beechcraft D55 Baron
Currently basing at KOAK Oakland, CA but will also consider:
(... in decreasing order of preference ...)
KHWD Hayward, KLVK Livermore, or KCCR Concord / KSQL San Carlos
Quick D-Baron Facts:
Twin IO-550C 300HP Engines (D'Shannon Raw Power STC upgrade)
6 Seats, 1,936# useful load, extended aft baggage, cavernous nose baggage, oxygen onboard
Enjoy 2,000+ fpm climbs, 200kt cruise @ 26gph or 188kt cruise @ 23gph or 180kt cruise @ 20gph
Garmin 530W WAAS Navigator, Garmin Flightstream FS210, Century III Autopilot with auto-trim,
Glideslope capture/couple, and GPSS Steering all make for painless IFR or VFR + iPad navigation
Current owner is an ABS BPPP Flight Instructor and A&P Mechanic.
Partnership Offered at $53,000 per one-third share.
Partnership share includes fully funded MOH reserve for the Left Engine
Other pertinent Aircraft times:
Engines 2,146.5 SFRM / 1,269.9 SMOH (~85 STOP)
Propellers Hartzell PHC-C3YF-2UF 2,146.5 SPOH (684.5 / 524.8 SIRAN)
Annual Inspection due May 30, 2022
IFR Certification due Mar 31, 2023
ELT Battery due Oct 31, 2026
All ADs in Compliance
AD 90-08-14 complied 11/4/2014 No cracks found, next due @ 5064
Anticipated shared costs:
Estimated ~$500 per month (~$6,000 annually) per partner in fixed costs
Estimate includes insurance, hangar, maintenance, and inspections
Bills to be split and paid timely upon arrival, no impound accounts
Upgrades to be agreed within the group
Fuel at each member's individual cost
Other terms as befitting sensible pilots to be agreed upon :)
If you couldn't tell... simplicity preferred.
Current planned upgrade/maintenance timeline:
Winterish 2021, Overhaul-Exchange LHE at Western Skyways.
Winter 2021, Install JPI 790 to replace GEM 1200 and relocate Hobbs to nose/avionics shelf
2022, If all running great, considering replacement interior
2023+, if all running great, considering paint
Open to ideas with the partner group
A summary of times and equipment can be found here:
A gallery of all sorts of photos can be found here:
Complete Logbooks as of May 2021 can be perused here:
Other miscellaneous documents, POH, W/B, Maintenance manuals and the like can be found here:
N18MD Miscellaneous Docs
Plane is actively flying and is a stellar XC machine. Fly vicariously with her here:
Recent FlightAware History
For more information or a flight around the East Bay, reach out to:
CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P
ABS BPPP Certified Flight Instructor
E-Mail (preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice or SMS (503) 395-8380
Thanks for Looking! Blue Skies!