Raytheon scrapping the remainder of the Beech Starship fleet


  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Aug-01 00:01:15 Anonymous coward said

    This sucks, Starship is one cool aircraft. Wonder why they gotta get cut?
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-04 21:09:00 Anonymous coward said

    If I had a few mil, I'd save them all, that sucks.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-23 20:50:47 Anonymous coward said

    Mojave. They may be for sale, there are a LOT of operations out of Mojave. Not just a spaceport...
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-23 20:51:52 Anonymous coward said

    Sorry, did not read mouseover. Still, plans change FY to FY.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-22 22:25:44 Anonymous coward said

    Great story on the sad demise of this cool piece of gear in Air&Space magazine recently...alas, they did get destroyed
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-12 22:04:01 Anonymous coward said

    Supposedly Rutan's Scaled Composites still has theres. Was used as a chase plane for Spaceship One.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-15 17:51:05 Anonymous coward said

    Are these still at Mojave ???
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-May-18 13:44:54 Anonymous coward said

    These never were at Mojave...this picture is at MZJ-Marana Air Center (Pinal Air Park) near Tucson...ex-CIA training facility now "leased" by Evergreen International Airlines. This is only part of the fleet there awaiting their fate!
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jul-27 08:57:15 Anonymous coward said

    Now if only they could chop up all the Barons as well! :-(
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Aug-09 14:04:50 Anonymous coward said

    Why is Northwest throwing away so many 747s now in days.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Dec-31 21:25:29 Anonymous coward said

    L-3 has some of these, been on one when they came to visit my area. they bought Rath out.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Mar-02 18:51:00 Anonymous coward said

    I do belive that the Starship on the lower right still is around today.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Nov-10 17:00:45 Anonymous coward said

    The insectoid mutants waited impatiently for orders. The Grand Insect did not disappoint.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Nov-18 21:38:39 Anonymous coward said

    I saw one flying out of Sedona in November, 2006; sometime between the 1st and the 5th. Couldn't get the tail number.
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Mar-15 13:30:40 Anonymous coward said

    Mike aka mirage21701
    I have loved this plane for years and while I was doing some searching on it I came across this website. It tells about each starship and its current status. Thought you all might like to check it out.
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-May-25 13:29:52 Anonymous coward said

    Private sector's money...not tax payers $
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Oct-30 04:59:05 Anonymous coward said

    Class action lawsuit killed this bird. I worked on most of these at one point or another. The only 2 left flying are in Tuscan.
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Jan-17 19:12:31 Anonymous coward said

    There is one of these at John Wayne/Orange County airport. I hear/see him fly once in a while.
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Mar-26 03:17:17 Anonymous coward said

    I've only seen on in real life - flying over my APT in Addison Texas around 1996/97. It was one of the best birds to watch flying. Too bad, its so state-of-the art, and I wondered why I never saw more of them. Its design and reviews were all top notch.
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-May-11 17:23:59 Anonymous coward said

    frutti tutti
    dontcha hate rich people..... a waste of money..... who needs 20 of the same plane
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Nov-17 02:17:14 Anonymous coward said

    As pretty as it looked, the Starship was a PITA to fly.
    It would not maintain a stable altitude/attitude at cruise and flew a fugoid path as though hunting for correct trim.
    A major redesign may have helped, but it was already too heavy and too slow.
  • Anonymous coward on 2009-Jul-03 00:21:44 Anonymous coward said

    Steve Kasian
    Starships like these fly into KLAS on a regular basis, at least several times a week. They're not grounded.
  • Anonymous coward on 2010-Jan-26 03:10:38 Anonymous coward said

    As a former Raytheon-ite...
    This is called "The Raytheon Way".
  • Anonymous coward on 2010-Jun-18 19:31:11 Anonymous coward said

    There was one flying around the Tidewater area a few weeks ago.
  • J.D. on 2011-Dec-19 08:49:02 J.D. said

    They should have redesigned these Star Ships with Williams International Turbo Fans
  • Planedude on 2011-Dec-30 00:05:31 Planedude said

    Y they kill all the starships D: they are a really cool plane
  • jeremy on 2012-Feb-14 19:11:37 jeremy said

    hey guys just wondering because i have my own hanger in Texas an i was wondering how do u get to the website to buy a plane and parts i was considering a beech star ship and a f4 fantom can u tell me how much these thing are and how u get to the website

    thanks jeremy
  • jimmy on 2012-Oct-11 18:10:40 jimmy said

    I see one of these that flies out of Love Field almost every day. You can tell what it is as soon as you hear it. It's propellors make quite a unique sound.
  • JC on 2015-Mar-27 06:53:16 JC said

    yes they did manage to destroy all of them except for two or three that remain in private hands. I know there is one registered in Europe but I forget which country has it, there is the one at Scaled Composites & has been using as a chase plane, and there is one here in Indianapolis that flies in and out of here locally frequently. They were killed because the manufacturer thought not enough of them were sold to cover the development cost so each one of them represents millions in lost revenue because of that andthe upkeep and warranty work were too expensive and it was cheaper to buy them out. One landed here on 3/24/15 most recently
  • ben on 2015-Jul-18 12:46:21 ben said

    hey there is still 4 left that are in flying condition, 2 of them are in tulsa oklahoma


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