Remarks: Few things in aviation are as distinctive as the V-tail of the Beech Bonanza. After some accidents the structure was suspected to have design flaws, but it was later found that the incidents had more to do with the incursion into strong turbulence with this light airplane. In any case, some revisions and modifications were required by the V-tail Bonanzas, and the aircraft manufactured from 1982 had a conventional tail. The type initially won bad publicity but now it is commonly more expensive to buy as a secondhand aircraft than any equivalent, because of this characteristic design feature. This one was manufactured in 1962.
Remarks: This aircraft was manufactured in 1945, it was later converted to the prototype of the Bacon Super T-6 variant, with reduced wingspan, wingtip tanks and trycicle landing gear, flying for the first time with the modifications in 1957. Since 1984 it is stored here at Whiteman, wearing this russian-inspired scheme.
Remarks: Whiteman is the base of the 35th Civil Air Patrol. This 285 hp Cessna Stationair is part of this auxiliary corporation, that performs search and rescue, disaster relief and airspace education functions. Maufactured in 1981.