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This is the story of owning and operating a 1993 Beech Bonanza A36 in the UK and some of its adventures and flights. I have owned this plane for over six years now.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

 

183 knots in our Bonanza A36

Well today I visited Nottingham on an errand. On the way back I requested a transit through the Liverpool zone. They said I could at 1500ft as long as I kept my speed up.  I cranked up the power (which needs to be done occasionally anyway) to 2500rpm and 25 inches of manifold pressure. Shortly I was seeing an indicated air speed of 180 knots. A quick calculation on my TAS calculator I worked out that this was actually a true air speed of 183 knots. That's pretty impressive.

I guess that you would expect this really given there was only me onboard and the book max speeds are 176 knots at max all up weight.

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