Beechcraft Bonanza F33A – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Beechcraft Bonanza F33A to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Beechcraft Bonanza F33A
AIRCRAFT NAME
Bonanza F33A
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Beechcraft
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
759 nm
SPEED
182 kts
PASSENGERS
4 people
ACQUISITION COST
$190000
ENGINES
Continental Con IO-520-BB 1
WINGSPAN
33.5 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Beech Bonanza was initially introduced just after WWII. Compared to the strut-braced, fixed-gear Cessnas and the fabric-covered Pipers, the Bonanza was a real "hot rod" when it was introduced. Today, the Bonanza family continues its production into the 21st century.
 
The 33 series was first introduced in 1960 as the Model 33 Debonair, a down-market alternative to the V-tailed 35 Bonanza. With its traditional tail and same cabin as the 35, the Debonair eventually became the E33 Bonanza. The Model 33 family was produced until 1995, with nearly 1,800 built. The F33A was the final model of the 33 family of Bonanzas.
 
The F33A sports a 285 hp Continental engine. The cabin is comfortable, with payload in reverse proportion to the amount of optional equipment installed. With an autopilot installed, the Bonanza 33 is thought of as a “good instrument airplane.”