Beech Starship

A while ago I wrote about the sad demise of the Beech Starship. Raytheon decided that it was too expensive to support them, so gave all the existing owners a King Air in trade, and parked them in the desert, probably never to fly again.

But this week’s AvWeb NewsWire has a short article about how some people are keeping their Starships alive. One of the people using his Starship works for Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites, and uses it as a chase plane there. Since Burt Rutan built the prototype Starship, I suppose he’s got the best chance of anybody of keeping it running.