Jim Pietz - One-of-a-Kind Bonanza
Jim Peitz has been flying since the 1970s and began teaching himself aerobatics in 1992. He has over 20,000 flight hours in over 100 different types of aircraft!
Each Air Show season, he can be found at shows across the country with his F33C Beechcraft Bonanza. Each performance he puts the aircraft through a truly unique aerobatic routine full of loops, point rolls, barrel rolls, snap rolls, Cuban eights, hammerheads and more! While aerobatic maneuvers are unusual for a Bonanza, Jim makes it looks easy with his expert skills!
F33C Beechcraft - Fast Facts
- Powerplant: Continental IO-550-300 HP
- Propeller: Three Blade Hartzell Sabre
- Empty Weight: 2300 lbs
- Gross Weight: Aerobatic / 2800 lbs
- Normal Cruise: 168 kts
- Max Speed: 200 kts
- Useful Load: Utility / 1100 lbs - Aerobatic / 500 lbs
- Max G's: +6 / -3 Gs