Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Jaysen F. Snow - Midwest Tail Chasers
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    Beech 2000A Starship 1
    Beech 2000 Starship 1
    Beech 2000 Starship 1
    Beech
    NC-29
    N8244L
    Wichita - Mid-Continent
    Kansas
    USA
    September 28, 2008
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October 04, 2008
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Beechcraft 2000A Starship I on final for runway 19L at ICT. These rare birds are always a very pleasant sight to be seen, thanks to the pilot for bringing it to Wichita and keeping it nice and low! First photo of this particular aircraft in A.net.
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Comments (24)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Good catch!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Starships are pure flying art. This photo is awesome! The wallpaper I was waiting for. Thanks Mr. Jaysem! My thanks also go to all STARSHIP pilots and the people that own these beatiful birds and keep them flying. LONG LIVE THE STARSHIP!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfectly framed and focused. Nice unusual angle. Thanks for sharing it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The variable geometry of the canards can be seen in this picture.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Its to bad it never got into the industry that is a nice plane. I think canards would have been a nice asset.
Anonymous
5 years ago
A very nice photo! 5*****'s for this one!

I read a lot about this plane when Burt Rutan designed it, and Beech built it, but for some reason, it just never did "catch on"; and I never heard anything bout the canards being variable-geometry.

Thanks Jaysen for uploading it.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It is my understanding that Burt Rutan's high tech carbon fiber engineering made them too expensive and they didn't sell. For the same price you could buy a jet. Still a brilliant design of great beauty. A work of art. From the ground they look like a UFO.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Santos Dumont was right when he put the horizontal stabilizer in front of his 14 BIS back in 1903. Kind of an early canard.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Aptly named! Too bad most got scrapped...was it a case of "bad-timing" sales-wise, or was it too expensive for a prop-plane?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wich wil be the best this Starship or a Pioaggio Aero 180..?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wonderful composition, angle and lighting on this one!

In addition to the design's complexity and cost, the Starship also came in overweight, and ended up slower than advertised. All conspired to doom the plane in the marketplace.
Anonymous
5 years ago
What sort of machine is this? I am stunned.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The FAA doomed this aircraft because they did not/could not understand that a canard aircraft does not stall the way a normal aircraft does and therefore the speeds that are used to predicate performance will be completely skewed. The FAA has a hard time understanding a lot of things.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It just a good example of what we used to be able to build.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Beech engineering and quality can be seen from the distance
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow! Nice photo!
This aircraft reminds me of the Piaggio P-180 Avanti!
Anonymous
4 years ago
What the....? The landing gear takes up the entire wing. Where's the fuel tanks?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Excellent photo. Such a beautiful bird. Such a beautiful sound. Such a shame.
Anonymous
3 years ago
It's incredible how they can level its CG with its force centre. Thanks for this nice shot!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Love me some B-2000A's. It's disappointing that this style of aircraft hasn't proliferated.
Anonymous
2 years ago
I love the B-2000A...
Anonymous
1 year ago
The come back kid starship 1
Anonymous
11 months ago
FAA requirements that added unnecessary weight and Beechcraft/Ratheon policies plus their bad market timing are what really killed the Starship's success. Too bad so few of these awesome machines still fly.
Anonymous
5 months ago
What is this? And is it coming or going?