Historic Beechcraft Bonanza Gets Avionics Upgrade
EAA Chapter 54 Member Jay Schrankler Buys Debonair
July 1, 2022
An FAA Registry and N-Number inquiry provides the basic information about Jay Schrankler's recently acquired 1965 Beechcraft Bonanza Debonair 35-C33.
There a whole lot more to the story, however. The aircraft has been a Minnesota aviation fixture its entire operating life. That's one reason why Schrankler has a refined strategy for improving the aircraft's 1980's era avionics.
Lake Elmo EAA Chapter 54 members learned about Schrankler's plans for the Debonair last November. The Beacon newsletter provided this summary:
The Debonair was purchased by the former Minnesota Department of Aeronaut...