Because Owning And Flying Your Beechcraft Can Be Done Safely AND For Less Money!







"The flight is the reason, the destination is only an excuse!"




What are you waiting for? It's never been a better time to be a Baron-55 buyer!

And, for that matter, a buyer of GAS for a Baron!

Need performance AND economy? The B55 delivers! It Carries THIS Load!

Don't have your glider rating yet? Get a Baron! LOL

Get change back from your Bonanza to fund that extra fuel!

(Get B55 Trained HERE or HERE or HERE Before Buying Your Baron)

How's Your ME Knowledge?

Flyer Baron Article June 2012 / AVweb Baron Article / ABS Baron 55 Guide

B55 Economy Fuel Burns / What A B55 Can Do w/18GPH @ 12,000'

Baron/Bonanza Theme Song Nomination


Baron Engine Cowl Seals - Stop the Streaking!




Lowest Priced 100LL in US




McCreary County, KY (18I)


BG-341 Spark Plugs - Limited Quantities Available


Shipping Destination



Please Donate to Keep Free



Build Your Own ADS-B IN Unit for Under $150!


Beechcraft Now Offering FREE IPC Downloads


ABS Hosting Bonanza/Baron/Travel Air POHs!


FAA Proposed Non-Precision Approach Eliminations


115 Hrs SNEW Cylinder Wall Disintegration


Highly Modified F35 Bonanza For Sale


FAA GoPro Camera Advisory


Cygnet iPad/796 Control Wheel Mount $195



Part 91 Ramp Check? - An Alternative Response?

Warrantless Search Questionnaire Excel or PDF


Part 23 Final Recommendations Signed into Law


Short Runway Ops in Your New-to-You Baron?


Oh Hell, Let's Just Jump The Chock


Do Your Flights Fit the "Profile" ?


Concorde vs. Gill Comparison


Dukes Fuel Pump Overhaul/Repair Alternative to >$1,000 Factory Authorized Solution


Cygnet's Baron B55 Airbox REPAIR Option



CSOB Special: NEW Cygnet Dual Yokes For Sale



Inadvertent Gear Retraction Results (Instead of Flaps )



Pick One:

A. Don't touch any switches on the rollout.

B. Be laser focused on what you are grabbing.



Here's another example of flap retraction on the roll gone wrong!




Foam is becoming more popular with Fire Responders and may render your airframe and avionics un-repairable.



Here's a Touch n Go Gear Up!


Incredible Baron Crash Video




  Thoughts From CSOB1

Welcome to the and IMPROVED CSOB* site with extensive content on how I care for and operate my Beechcraft B55 Baron airframe and TCM engines. The site is also loaded with links to all my favorite weather and flight planning resources, so that when I'm on the road I can go to one place on the web with all my flying related links.


After many  tedious hours of html-ing, I have finally migrated all of the content from the old single-page, never ending scroll format to this more modern format. Please enjoy this new format and let me know if you have an item worthy of CSOB status!


This site was conceived and created especially for Beech List Subscribers in appreciation for everything that they have shared with me over the last ten years in owning and operating my B55 Baron.


Visit My N2023W Links page for extensive background info and pictures of my 1965 Beechcraft Baron B55 during many engine and airframe projects.


Much of the content in this site is the result of collective learnings and contributions from the Beech List and Beech Talk communities, that I felt should be archived and shared with other Beechcraft Owners who may not have the time or the patience to participate or lurk through the heavy Beech List Email activity. It is augmented with many of my own money-saving findings and parts resources that I have developed in owning and operating my Baron B55.


Click Here to become a "Beech Lister", the greatest Beechcraft specific E-Mail discussion Group on the planet (but I'm biased)!


Warning: The Beech E-Mail List can at times be over 200 emails/day! However, priceless information and camaraderie is also included. After joining please don't post to the list: "How do I unsubscribe?" Because it's at the same place you sign up!


For a less Email "intense" type of Forum experience with searchable topics archived into categories, try the Beech Talk site.


Look for my CSOB* Seal of Approval for money saving tips and watch outs that I have found in owning and operating my Beechcraft B55.

"CSOB" (Cheap $on of a Beech). Because Owning and Flying my Beechcraft is done safely AND for less money!


A special CSOB Thank You to Beech Lister and former Baron owner, Cam Dunlap, for his generous donation of web design and hosting resources to modernize this CSOB content! If you have any interest in real estate investing, Cam is an outstanding resource and offers extensive tools and training.


Happy Skies!


Mike Caban (aka CSOB1)





This site is not reviewed by, owned or affiliated with Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, which is the sole owner of the BEECHCRAFT , KING AIR and other registered trademarks.


This is a PERSONAL blog and homage targeted at the cost effective care and operation of vintage Beechcraft Bonanza and Baron airplanes.


The information presented in is advisory in nature and is NOT to be relied upon without proper consultation with and agreement by your A&P to use or implement any of the suggestions made here. Remember, the FARs are very clear that the Airworthiness of your aircraft rests with YOU, the owner/PIC.


The material on this site may not be current. All material provided on this site is provided as is and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the site owner, administrator, author or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability or tort arising in any way out of the use of the information provided on this site, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.


By accessing this site you agree that YOU are ultimately responsible and accountable for your actions as a PIC or aircraft owner. CSOBeech is not responsible for how you use the information presented in this site.

If you've found this content useful, even though you're a card-carrying CSOB, please consider a secure PayPal donation by clicking the "Donate" button to defray some of my expenses.


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Beechcraft Bonanza: A Collection of Notes by Old Bob SIegfried


Proposed FAA Approach Eliminations (Excel Spreadsheet)


Myth Busting TBO - The 2500 Hour Club


Gee Bee Hose, Duct & Seal Store


Warrantless Search Questionnaire


FAA Plane Sense Manual


ABS Landing Gear Rigging Guide


Baron Transition Training Guide


FAA 337 & Field Approval Guide


DHS Rules of Engagement for GA Stops   DEA LEO Guide


Big Baggage Door Mod


Asiana Remnants #1  #2  #3  #4


FAA Re-Registration Schedule


26 Easy Projects for the A36 


TCM Grounds Recent Engines w/PN 657915 Lifters     FAA AD 2010-11-04


TCM Cylinder AD 2009-19-07


Hudson Corridor NTSB Animation


CSOBeech Classified Advertising


Beer2OSH 2014


Commonly Missed Inspection Items


Wing Root Seal Install Pireps




1967 Baron Pricing & Specs Literature


TCM Recalls ~9,600 Cylinders    MSB


Colgan Regional Turboprop Animation


US Airways Ditching PowerPoint


CSOB1's Best BBQ & Restaurants


Garmin 396/496 Internal Battery Failure


Garmin 696 Mount Systems


ECi Cylinder Head Separation In-Flight


100LL Prices


FAA AD 2008-13-17 Breaker Switches


ABS Breaker Update AD 2008-13-17


Redline Sidewinder - Powerful Portable Alternative to Gas Tugs


Ruddervator Bearing Replacement




  Essential CSOB Gear

CSOB Fuel Storage & Transfer System


Build Your Own ~$150 Powered Towbar


Desser Retread-Cost Effective Tire Option


CSOB Cylinder Inspection Camera Now $52


Phenomenal Paperless EFB - The iPad


Low Cost XM Wx in Your Cockpit Find Out Garmin 376C can provide at under $800


CSOB Spark Plugs for Many 470/520 Engines


Static Cling Window Tint Film - Cost Effective and Good Looking Window Treatment


CSOB Pulse Oximeters - NOW $30 Don't Fly High Without One


CSOB Oxygen Filling System


HID Light Kits - $280 PAR36 and PAR46


LED PAR36 Bulb - 1500 Lumen $77


LED PAR46 Bulb 12V - 1600 Lumen ~$125




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