Asapilot,tomeaBeechcraftisincredibletoflyandnothingcanbetruerthanthatthenwiththeBeechcraftBaron,aswithhersistersingleengine Bonanzasheisslick,fast,andgorgeoushastheexactsamecabinsizeashersingleenginesister.She'sapilot’sdreamtoown,andfly,however,lose an engine in the twin version and I'd rather have the twin Piper Senecca. which may be a donkey to fly but a much better single engine performer.So,inconclusionIlovetheBaronasapilot,butinrespecttosingleenginecapabilityIwouldneedtoputmymoneyontheSenecca.ifyou’relooking for twin engine personal flying pleasure the Beechcraft is a beauty for family and safety however in my opinion.
As with most of the aircraft that we offer for fractional ownership, Selchem Aviation have had the privilege to own and operate the Beachcraft Baron as well as the Piper Seneca.
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ThePiperSenecahastheexactsamefuselageasthesingleengineSaratoga,it'sroomy,comfortableandsurprisinglyquietinrespecttoenginenoise in comparison to the Beechcraft Baron.Onceagain,theSeneccaaswithhersingleenginesister,isatruefamilyaircraft,withtheaddedvalueoftheadditionalsecondengineintheunlikely hood of an engine failure.Debatably I doubt in light piston twins you will find an aircraft who can perform as well on a single engine.Asapassengersheholdsherowninspaciousnesswithmorethanenoughluggagespace.Asapassengeryouwilllovethisaircraftbutasapilot,I would take the Beechraft for its handling, but if you lose an engine, I would wish for the Senecca.InconclusionthePiperSenecacannotbematchedinitsclasswithrespecttovalueformoneyfuelefficiencyandsingleengineperformancehowever, she in no way compares in speed to that of the Beechcraft Baron.
Passengers. 1x pilot , 5 persons / 2 x pilots 4 personsSpeed.328km/hJohannesburg to Durban.1 hour 45 minutesJohannesburg to Cape Town.4 hours 50Fuel usage 109 litres an hourMaintenance per hour estimated R 1000.00Estimated cost to Durban approximately R 3700.00Estimated cost to Cape Town approximately R 11 000estimated cost per person to Durban R 900Estimated cost per person to Cape Town R 3000Price per tenth share R 285 000 vat exclusive