The Beechcraft Baron 58
Introduced in 1970, the more powerful Baron 58 has club seating, double aft doors, and a gross weight of 5400–5500 lb (2450–2500 kg), and is fitted with either the Continental IO520 or IO550 300 hp (224 kW) engine. The Baron 58 can cruise at 200 knots (370 km/h) at 7000 ft (2100 m), and is equipped with either 166 or 190 US gallon (628 or 719 L) fuel tanks.
We're flying a 1975 model which is equipped with the 300 HP engines and 166 gallons fuel tank.
In order to accommodate distances that require a greater capacity than the standard tank, we had to remove the club sitting and install an extra fuel tank ( Bladder Tank ) manufactured by TurtlePac which gives us an extra 238 gallons of fuel.
Our Baron is also equipped with:
- S-TEC auto pilot model 55
- Garmin 430 GPS
- Garmin 396 GPS
- XM radio and weather which is only useful in the USA
- Storm scope