TIL the Beechcraft Bonanza, a v-tail light aircraft, was known as colloquially the “forked-tail doctor killer”, due to the high number of crashes by overconfident wealthy amateur pilots

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  1. Yep. My dad used to be part owner of one back in the 90s. He said it was interesting to fly because the control surfaces weren’t vertical or horizontal, so you couldn’t control just roll, pitch or yaw individually

  2. A guy I worked with for several years owns a Cessna and a Bonanza. Took me up in the Cessna a couple of times. The most cautious pilot I ever met. Been flying for decades and STILL won’t fly over the mountains we live next to because of the rough winds. But, he LOVES his Bonanza.

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