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Beechcraft "Travel Air" B95
United States — four-seat cabin monoplane
1959 Beechcraft B95 Travel Air (N9610R, s/n TD-305) at the 2008 Camarillo Air Show
Bearing a name that was carried by all the early aircraft designed by the late Walter H. Beech, the Travel Air is a four-seat executive aircraft, of which the prototype made its first flight on August 6, 1956. lt received its CAA Type Certificate on June 18, 1957.
- Four-seat cabin monoplane.
- Low-wing cantilever monoplane.
- NACA 23000 series wing section.
- Aspect ratio 7.38.
- Mean chord 5 ft 3 in (1.61 m).
- Dihedral 6°.
- Incidence 4°
- Each wing is a two-cell semi-monocoque box beam of aluminum alloy construction.
- Plain flaptype ailerons of magnesium construction.
- Single slotted aluminum alloy flaps.
- Semi-monocoque aluminum alloy structure.
- Cantilever monoplane type.
- All-metal structure.
- Retractable tricycle type.
- Beech air-oil shock absorbers.
- Electric retraction.
- Goodyear single-disc hydraulic brakes.
- Two Lycoming 0-360-AIA four-cylinder horizontally-opposed aircooled engines, with 180 h.p. available at 2,700 r.p.m. for take-off.
- Hartzell Type 8447-12 airserews.
- Fuel in four wing tanks with total capacity of 112 U.S. gallons (424 liters).
- Oil capacity 4 U.S. gallons (15 liters).
- Four -seat enclosed cabin
- Two seats side-by-side in front, with orthodox throw-over dual controls, and full-width seat behind.
- Acrylic moulded windscreen and windows.
- Middle windows open for ground ventilation, and have release pins to permit their use as emergency exits.
- Cabin structure reinforced for protection in turn-over.
- Wing Span: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
- Overall Length: 25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)
- Height: 10 ft 11 in (3.09 m)
- Total area of ailerons: 11.5 ft² (1.07 m²)
- Total area of flaps: 21.3 ft² (1.98 m²)
- Gross wing area: 193.8 ft² (18.00 m²)
- Tail Unit Areas:
- Fin 16.67 ft² (1.55 m²)
- Rudder 6.63 ft² (0.62 m²)
- Elevators: 15.0 ft² (1.39 m²)
- Tailplane: 27.4 ft² (2.54 m²)
- Wheel track: 9 ft 7½ in (2.93 m)
- Wheelbase: 7 ft 5¼ in (2.26 m)
- Cabin dimensions: 6 ft 11 in long x 3 ft 6 in wide x 4 ft 2 in high (2.11 x 1.07 X 1.27 m)
- Access door: 3 ft x 3 ft 1 in (0.91 x 0.916 m) on starboard side.
- Weight loaded: 4,000 lb (1,815 kg)
- Max. speed at S/L: 209 mph (336 kph)
- Max. cruising speed at 7,500 ft (2,290 m): 200 mph (322 kph)
- Landing speed (flaps and wheels down): 70 mph (113 kph)
- Rate of climb at S/L: 1,360 fpm (415 mpm)
- Service ceiling: 19,300 ft (5,885 m)
- Take-off run, zero wind: 850 ft (260 m)
- Take-off distance to 50 ft (15.25 m), zero wind: 1,025 ft (312 m)
- Max. still air range: 1,410 miles (2,270 km)
- Photos: John Shupek of Skytamer Images, All Photos Copyright © 2009 Skytamer Images, All Rights Reserved.
- Specifications: Bridgman, Leonard (ed.) Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1958–59. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., 1958
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