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  1. Woodie Diamond

    The Beechcraft Baron is a light, twin-engined piston aircraft that is a variant of the Beechcraft Bonanza, more specifically the Travel Air, and was introduced in 1961. The Baron has
    undergone many changes and refinements, and has been in continuous production for 52 years. Though normally used for civilian purposes, the Baron has seen service in more than 15
    military organizations throughout the world, including the United States Army as the T-42 Cochise.

    N25JR is what is known as a “straight Baron” and is one of the earliest model 55 Barons still in operation. The aircraft is powered by a set of Continental IO-470 fuel injected six-cylinder,
    horizontally opposed, air-cooled aircraft engines producing 260 hp each. The aircraft uses a pair of Hartzell 3 bladed scimitar propellers to transfer engine power into thrust which results in
    a normal cruise speed of 180 knots (333 km/h, 207 mph) 55% power at 12,000 ft (3,660 m). The aircraft is capable of transporting 5 adults and 400 pounds of baggage a distance of
    942 nautical miles (1,746 km, 1,085 miles) 65% power at 10,500 ft (3,200 m), 45 min reserves.

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