Life’s a Beech

FlyPast’s resident warbird pilot Dave Unwin sampled the delights of the twin-engined Beech 18 Expeditor.

Tim Darrah and Dave Unwin flying Beech 18 G-BKGL.

There are few things more sonically satisfying than to operate the twin throttles of two well-tuned radials. As we rumble across the Berkshire countryside, owner Tim Darrah* gives the port prop lever the tiniest of tweaks and then they’re beautifully synched. I glance at Tim and we both grin at each other. No words are necessary – the smiles are enough.

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