American Bonanza Society Magazine
Andreas Penner, Bitche, France
Being European and living along the German border in the Alsace Region of France, finding the airplane I was looking for presented challenges not seen in the USA. It was in July 2013, when I visited the ABS tent in Oshkosh with my wife Valentina, that we decided to start looking for a Bonanza. For three years I regularly checked the market, both in the U.S. and Europe, for the right V-tail. One of my requirements was that our aircraft must meet the IFR requirements for Europe. I also wanted good range and, of course, it needed to be within our financial limits. Most important: I required that the aircraft would be certified for unleaded fuel.