Friday, February 19, 2021

C50 for sale - sold

 Disclaimer - I'm not the seller, this is an estate sale from a deceased owner and a friend of the family reached out to me for help in selling this gem. I have no financial interest whatsoever, but I do have an interest in seeing this wonderful TwinBo end up in good hands!  

Asking price is 120k, the plane had continuous great hangared care up until the owners failing health and death in 2019, and it has sat in a hangar since. Come join the cool kids and own the Greenbay Packers TwinBo! 

1955 Beechcraft C-50 Twin Bonanza Al Swearengen modified to S-50
N280B, Serial number CH-308

Total time 5303.2 hours as of last annual inspection Oct 1 2018

Engines: Lycoming GO 480 G2D6 295HP
L/R SMOH - 1103.2 hours
McCauley propellers and spinners installed STC SA00860CH new - Feb 1999
Propeller L/R 394.2 SNEW

Exterior: Tan and Green in Green Bay Packer color scheme, very good condition
Interior: 2 pilot and 4 passenger seats covered in tan sheepskins (max 8 seats)
Brown carpet. Interior condition good.
Overall exterior and interior windshields and windows very good.
Always hangared.

Dual KX 155 Navs and Comms
Dual glide slope displays
Garmin GTX 327 transponder
PS Engineering PMA7000B audio panel
Century IIB autopilot
NSD 360A slaved HSI

Cockpit side windows and D’Shannon one piece windshield
Pilot and Copilot shoulder harnesses 
Cleveland Wheels and Brakes
Swearingen Aviation conversion from C50 to S50 model (gross weight increase, redesigned instrument and switch panel, conventional flight control positions pilot and copilot, conventional power quadrant, conventional seating for pilot and copilot, fully enclosed gear doors, airstair door)

Empty weight 4678 lbs. Gross weight for takeoff 6300 lbs.
Fully enclosed landing gear doors, Swearingen Twin Bonanza airstair door
Ultra range fuel - 230 gallons (w/25 gal aux tanks each wing) 7.6 hours endurance!
Airframe logs prior to 1989 not available

Contact Andrew Damiano, or feel free to PM me and I can relay and questions. I think this could make a little gem for an aspiring tbone owner.

Update:  I'm told this sold to a fella in Florida, and is getting new engines installed now.

Saturday, February 13, 2021


It's crab season in NorCal! what better way to get your fresh crab than to fly to the coast and buy them right off the boats. bought about 8 lbs worth from the docs at KHAF. I wasn't so sure about having live crabs in the plane, so paid an extra $20 to have them cooked, cracked and cleaned right there, and then brought them home in a cooler. It's such a beautiful time of year here. 

Monday she goes in for minor update to my 70's interior.  Going for new carpets and sidewalls, leather wrapped yokes and some minor flourishes.  Hopefully not significant downtime.