By me All photos me too, copyrighted While it is a bit of a stretch to put the word “rare” next to “King Air” – the most ubiquitous light turboprop twin out there – there nevertheless is one member of the genus that first this description rather well: the nowadays mostly forgotten B100. One the …
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Despite not having the 200’s majestic T-tail, the 100 is still a presence on the apron. Apart from that small detail, recognition features include longer engine nacelles, side mounted exhausts – and propellers that are not automatically feathered on shutdown. This particular machine – D-IDPL, manufactured in 1977 under the serial BE-29 – had had a simpler (albeit more German) life than N3536, having so far only flown as D-IZAC, D-IERI and N7729B.