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American Bonanza Society Magazine

My Next Ride 1979 V35B N35KA (D-10231)

By Tim Hacker, Bartlett, Tennessee

I am writing this on Father’s Day 2019, thinking about my Dad, Joe, whose identity was synonymous with aviation. We seemed to always have an airplane in the family, from a 1948 Stinson Voyager to a Bonanza V35. Fond memories of breaking the surly bonds of earth in whatever we could find to fly always put a big grin on my face. So, it was no surprise that after 23 years of owning a Piper Turbo Lance II, I decided to “trade down” to a Beechcraft V35B. That notion speaks profoundly about my lack of knowledge of the Beechcraft type, but I like to learn new things.