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 Post subject: Potential Bonanza Owner
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2019, 14:45 
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Hello all, Navy helicopter pilot and GA fixed wing guy here. Looking for a first personally owned aircraft, and leaning toward Bonanzas and Mooneys. Which do you all recommend, lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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Welcome to BT Case, and since this is a “mostly” Beech forum, I believe the responses will be ”mostly” Bonanza recommendations. ;) :cheers:

Just guessing

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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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What Gilles said.....

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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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Thanks all; kinda figured you were partial to Bonanzas. Is there a preferred section to post in if I’m looking for someone to do an annual and/or PPI in my area? (Memphis,TN)


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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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did you ask that same question on the Mooney board? :popcorn: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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Thanks all; kinda figured you were partial to Bonanzas. Is there a preferred section to post in if I’m looking for someone to do an annual and/or PPI in my area? (Memphis,TN)


You could post a question as a separate thread.
Or go to ABS (american bonanza society ) for a list.

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Welcome Case!

Being both Navy AND Rotary- you have already proven the mental deficiency required to own your own airplane ;)
Heck- I did it and was "only" Air Force :bud:

In terms of Bonanza vs Mooney or anything else- you will get many opinions. I am biased but just say fly them and compare. Tough to argue against how sweet a Bonanza flys. I really enjoy my A36.
I'm sure there are BT bros around Memphis who would be happy to demonstrate why Bonanzas are so well regarded.
If you are in Clemson I will offer the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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Welcome to BT!

Both can be fine aircraft.

IMO there is a wider variety of Bonanzas than there are of Mooneys.

I like the E series. Initially affordable, fast, fun and stable. Only 4 seats but..... how many do ANY Mooneys have?

Want six seats? dial up the year model and Bonanzas have something for you there as well.

A friend of mine bot a twin Commanche because he was tired of having his kids feet on the back of his head while flying his Mooney. Wanted a Bonanza but wife wanted a Cirrus or two engines. Seems she was affected by the misguided opinions that ASEL are killers.

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good thing Beechcraft makes strong landing gear..... :peace:

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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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Greetings Case, and welcome.

Most of what I hear about Mooneys is about space in the cockpit. Everybody acknowledges their speed and efficiency. Their tail design gets an honorable mention, but not as classy as the V IMHO. I would recommend that you search the Bonanza pilots listed as a “Mentor” on this site. Find one near you. Most of them would be glad to give you a ride and share thoughts.

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 Post subject: Re: Potential Bonanza Owner
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Hello and welcome,

I agree that you fit the profile as an aircraft owner! :cheers:

I have flown many mooneys and I like them. They are a fast, efficient, cheap to operate aircraft. Many years ago I setup an excel sheet to choose the cheapest aircraft out of a fleet and after about 2 hours in the air the mooneys always came out on top. That being said, if all I want to take is me, my girlfriend, and a SMALL bag each, its a great aircraft.

If I want to fill up all 4 seats, take bags and ski gear, have my kids fall asleep in the back seat with it stuffed for travel, then hands down the Bo is the way to go! It is not as fast as the mooney but much more comfortable in general and even easier to fly and almost as fast. I also watched a Bo save a guy on landing where the mooney would not have been so kind.

So, IMO, small, fast:Mooney. Comfortable, easier to fly, lots to carry: Bo.

As you see in my profile I fly a P35 w/IO550.

Good luck!


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I've owned both, a 1984 Mooney 252 and a 1989 A36TN. Both are great planes that meet a certain mission. So which you go for depends. The Mooney is fast and economical to fly but has limited useful load. Some complain about space but I was never uncomfortable in mine and the back seats are find. Limited storage. Need to be on the numbers when landing as it is a slick airplane. The A36 is a better for useful load but less economical to fly. Easy to fly and land. Both are great IFR platforms. So what is your mission and that will inform your decision.


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