This book tells the complete, never before told story of Beech Aircraft's recognition of the need for a true light twin engine airplane in the mid 1950s – a need to fill the large market gap between the ever popular single engine Bonanza and the much larger (and more expensive) Model 50 Twin Bonanza.
From Travel Air to Baron: How Beech Created a Classic!
From Travel Air to Baron covers the design concept… the marketing strategy… the development of the Beechcraft model line from the very first Travel Air in 1958 until the last in 1968… all the many Baron models beginning with the first Model 55 in 1961… and continuing through the 1994 Model 58 Baron… learn why the Model 56TC Baron was developed… then one year later, the Beechcraft Model 60 Duke… discover the marketing and engineering story behind the Turbocharged 58TC and the Pressurized Model 58P Baron. All ninety-nine models of the Travel Air Baron series are in this book along with the significant changes that occurred during each model production run.
From Travel Air to Baron is 503 pages, with 138 photographs and detailed diagrams in crisp black and white printed on durable 80 pound glossy enamel stock, page 6″ X 9″, smyth sewn binding, bound in gold stamped hard cover with a full color dust jacket… a top quality volume and a collector’s delight.
If a Travel Air or Baron is in your past, present or future, you owe it to yourself to have all the incredible details and history at your fingertips.