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Beech E18S

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Beginning in 1937 as the Beech 18A, Beechcraft designed and began building a wonderful new twin engine, 8-place executive corporate aircraft and commuter airliner that is now affectionately known as the Twin Beech. These aircraft have earned their place in aviation history as one of the most successful aircraft designs ever created due to its ability to mold itself to the needs of many types of customers. The Beech 18 is the world record holder for the longest continuous production of any piston-engine aircraft.

Beech E18S

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During its 32 years in production, nearly 8,000 aircraft were built with over 200 approved modifications and 8 different models seating up to 11 occupants. Our Twin Beech is a 1957 E18S fitted with two, 450 HP, supercharged Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. engines. These radial engines are the definitive and most reliable radial engine ever built and are the most powerful radial engine that can been installed on this aircraft. Most Twin Beeches were configured with 6 seats in the cabin all facing forward but ours is configured as an executive cabin with 4 seats facing each other and a 2 passenger bench seat at the right rear of the cabin. She has room for 6 passengers to sit comfortably in the high-cabin, executive club-seating configuration with a private lavatory with a Brasilian Rosewood door in the rear of the cabin. There are also accommodations for up to 300 lbs of baggage in the cargo hold. Our Twin Beech underwent an extensive restoration in 2008 when she was stripped, repainted, and had her interior completely upgraded and brought back to new condition with a classy 1950’s leather motif. We are very proud of our newest aircraft addition and we look forward to sharing the magic of luxury flying in the 1950s with you in our gorgeous Twin Beech.