Used Aircraft Guide

March 2019 Issue

Beech Baron 55

The baby Baron delivers an impressive balance of speed, crisp handling and timeless good looks. Get ready to feed it fuel and maintenance.

All the way down to the basic Musketeer, Beech just took pains to get its airplanes' flying manners a cut above everything else, and that applies in spades to the Baron series. Fly most any Beechcraft model and you will likely come away impressed with its sturdy feel, solid build and, especially, its satisfying handling. Even so, every aircraft company has to make compromises. In the 55 Baron, for instance, what many find to be pleasant handling characteristics can prove to be a handful in poor weather, or when the air turns green with turbulence. We shouldn't have to reiterate that nothing comes for free, particularly in a higher-end Beech.

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