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September 1, 2021
Every time I went to Annapolis, Maryland, to fly with Steve Oxman, his 1959 K35 Bonanza was different. I met Steve through the Beech List email board in the late 1990s. He asked if I would instruct him. Being mainly an A36, turbo- and turbonormalized, and Baron guy, I first referred Steve to another instructor. But he insisted, telling me he had recently upgraded to an IO-520 and wanted me to help him sort out new procedures and “numbers” for the airframe/engine combination. So I studied up on the differences between the later Bonanzas and the K35, put together my slideshow, and spent a weekend in the Washington-area pre-Special Flight Rules Airspace helping Steve through the transition.