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American Bonanza Society Magazine

Oshkosh Beech 1949 A35 C-FKVI

Ken and Liz LappRocky View, Alberta, Canada

There stood a Bonanza A35: white with faded red lines, a flat nose tire, deflated nose oleo, and a flat right main tire. During five business trips to Winnipeg, Manitoba over two years it was in the same tie-down spot.   Five business cards were left in the door, each gone. A year later during supper, a man on the phone says, “I own a fishing lodge that just burned and have a Bonanza that I don’t want.” “How much?” I asked. The price of $5,000 got me a 1949 A35 Bonanza in 1970. Many enjoyable flights were had. Here are some.