Aviation Photo #0540580 Beech 2000A Starship 1 - Untitled

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    Derek Hellmann
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    Beech 2000A Starship 1
    Beech 2000 Starship 1
    Beech 2000 Starship 1
    Beech
    NC-44
    N631DS
    Marana - Pinal Airpark (Silver Bell AHP / Marana AFB / AAF)
    Arizona
    USA
    March 8, 2004
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Anonymous
12 years ago
What a glorious and, at the same time, terribly sad sight!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Dont throw those away! I'll take a few!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Why did they throw away all those starships? Was there a disign flaw that forced them to be grounded?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Those things are so cool. They should have made them jet/props, they would have been too efficient. so sad...
Anonymous
10 years ago
History in the making was captured in this photo using a good presentation that has eye appeal
Anonymous
9 years ago
Its almost too hard to look at... if only beech had strapped some pilatus style turbo props or even jets to this plane we might not be seeing this picture now... instead of crappin them i propose turning them into mobile homes and create the starship airpark... something beside turning these into scrap!
Anonymous
9 years ago
They were all bought up cause the compay didnt want to provide support for them. they weren't marketed as well as they could have been and as a result the sales suffered. the whole fleet was pretty much bought back from owners except for some that held out. one owner met burt rutan himslef, and scaled composites said that they would fix it if the owner ever broke it.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The composition is great. As someone else said, Beech "bought" them back, but they were mostly leased anyway to control them, all fifty-odd of them made. Their downfall was their cost, which was right up entry level Learjet and Citation territory. But as the same person here said, an owner met Burt Rutan. But said owner bought three remaining hulls somehow for parts. Great aircraft, and I feel sorry for those who never got to see one take off and land!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Give it to me... i only want one!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
One of the most inspiring aircraft that I've ever seen. I wish that more examples of this craft could have been preserved. The photo of these beautiful examples waiting to be chopped is so very sad. I am not a pilot, but a very big fan.

TJ
Anonymous
7 years ago
They should give it to me rather than destroying them! I don't mind having those planes!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Why were those planes waiting to be destroyed ? There was something wrong with them ?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great photo of the last tarmac wait for these venerable aircraft. Great concept, just bad market timing.
These aircraft had jet-props, should've probably been equipped with standard jet engines. Would've given Lear a run for their money, then.
The only thing wrong with these craft was the market conditions when they were introduced and produced. Few were ever sold. Only 53 were produced.

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