Beechcraft Baron 58

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With the wonderful control harmony that is the hallmark of the Bonanza line, the Beech Baron 58 is considered a classic light twin. The Baron 58 is a spiffed-up version of a time-tested favorite made modern by its new Continental Special engines. The Baron combines the attractiveness of Beechcraft design with the reliability of twin engines, resulting in a gorgeous workhorse of an aircraft.

When the first light twin appeared in the 1950s, aviation enthusiasts quickly recognized it as the height of personal air transportation. More than 50 years later, the Baron 58 serves as an excellent example of why that's still true. The Baron 58 was beautifully designed with both comfort and safety in mind. But it's not just another pretty planeŚwith full fuel, a Baron 58 can carry up to 931 pounds of people or cargo for 1,340 nautical miles with 45 minutes reserve. Twin 300-hp TCM IO-550-C, six-cylinder, fuel-injected engines provide enough power to take off with a scant 1,400 feet ground run and climb at over 1,700 feet per minute, even fully loaded. The Baron carries payload further and faster than any other piston twin currently manufactured.

Specifications

U.S. Metric
Cruise Speed 200 knots 370 km per hour
Engine Teledyne Continental Motors IO-550-C 300 horsepower
Propeller Three-bladed McCauley constant-speed, variable pitch
Maximum Range 1,569 nm 2,906 km
Service Ceiling 20,688 feet 6,306 km
Fuel Capacity 142 gallons 514 liters
Maximum Gross Weight 5,524 pounds 2,509 kilograms
Length 29 feet, 10 inches 9.09 meters
Wingspan 37 feet, 10 inches 11.53 meters
Height 9 feet, 9 inches 2.97 meters
Seating Up to 6
Useful Load 1,613 pounds 732 kilograms