The V-tail Bonanza’s distinctive tail has always been an unmistakable figure in the sky or on the ground.
Pilots don’t agree on much. We argue about virtually everything: Continental versus Lycoming; high wing versus low wing; fixed gear or retractable; the relative merits of turbocharging; and a hundred other things. While we rarely agree, there are a few universal truths: Airspeed is life; you can never have enough power; and the V-tail Bonanza is one of the most beautiful airplanes ever designed.
Indeed, the Beech model 35 has become something of a legend, an icon by which other airplanes are measured. It’s one of the few general-aviation machines that looks as good or better from the rear as it does head on or from the traditional 45-degree front angle.