Twin Beech Runs off Runway
A Twin Beech (Beechcraft 18) appears to blow the right tire on takeoff
roll, then veers off of the runway into grass. There were no injuries and
no damage to the plane. This was at Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville
California on September 5, 2009 during the Mustang Days event.
Aero-TV: Matt Younkin - Upholding the Twin Beech Legacy (Part 1)
Matt Younkin Continues to Share the Impossible with Air Show Crowds
Next week, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at the
International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. To
celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most
extraordinary air show performers weve had the honor to meet over the last
Matt Younkin is renown for having one of the most astonishing acts in one
of the must unique aircraft on the aviation circuit, the Twin Beech 18.
The breath-taking aerobatic routine was first perfected and performed by
Younkins father, legendary air show performer Bobby Younkin, over 20 years
ago. As Bobby Younkin said, An air show act must be unique and original to
be successful. People come to air shows to see the impossible take place.
Matt Younkins effort to continue that legacy has been nothing short of
extraordinary; Younkin spent remarkable time and effort learning the Twin
Beech 18 routine after his fathers untimely passing in 2005.
The spectacular aerial performance, a mirror image of his fathers routine,
continues to electrify crowds across the country, both aviation enthusiasts
and aerobatics experts alike. In addition, Younkin now performs the worlds
only night aerobatic display in the Beech 18; equipped with 17 spotlights
and 13 strobes, the Twin Beech 18 lights up the sky with stunning
intensity. Besides the Twin Beech, Younkin also performs several routines
featuring both the 1929 Travel Air Mystery Ship and a Super Decathlon.
Note: The Aero-News Network would like to extend our prayers and thoughts
to Matt and Matts family. We are wishing you a speedy recovery, and we
look forward to seeing you on the air show circuit in 2010!
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Beechcraft C-45F Expeditor Flight over NAS Oceana - Beech 18
Flying aboard Hal Ewing's beautiful C-45F Expeditor "CC-696" at the 2012
NAS Oceana Air Show. Based on the Beechcraft Model 18, the C-45 first flew
in 1937 and flew with each military branch during WW2. Over 9,000 were
built in over 32 variants. The C-45 served as a navigation and
bomber/gunner trainer and post-war, as a corporate transport, among other
Special thanks to Hal Ewing and Captain William Doty and to NAS Oceana
Public Affairs Officer Kelley Stirling for making this flight possible.
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Vintage Air Force Beechcraft 18 Start, Taxi, and Take-off
This vintage royal canadian airforce beech 18 made a fuel stop at the
morden regional airport (CJA3) on its way to oshkosh...it was a really
interesting plane, and during the startup the second engine backfired after
the first starting attempt!
Northwest Flying Inc Beech-18
Northwest Flying Inc. Beech 18 C-KNKL based at Nestor Falls, Ontario
Canada is being pushed back from its docks and fires up het engines and
takes off from the nearby lake. (June 2009 - filmed by Andre van Loon). For
the compleet article check out my website here: