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A Current Roster of the 53 Beechcraft Starship 2000/2000A Aircraft (Updated 10/15/2012)

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I'm looking for photos of these Starships:  NC-4, NC-16, NC-30, NC-34, NC-39.

NC-1

NASA Langley, VA

Donated for composite crash testing

  • Last Registration: Original N2000S (Experimental)
  • Registration Cancelled on 1989-02-28
  • Destructive Test Unit
  • The only Starship fuselage that was filament wound.

NC-1 (far), NC-2 and NC-3

In formation over Kansas

NC-1 (Far), NC-2 and NC-3

(Photo signed by Starship test pilots)

NC-2

NASA Langley, VA

Donated for composite crash testing

  • Year: 1986
  • Last Registration: N3042S (Experimental)
  • Registered:  Not specifed
  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Company

 

NC-2

NC-3

Dismantled/Destroyed

  • Year: 1986
  • Last Registration: N3234S (Experimental)
  • Registration Cancelled on 1989-02-28
  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Company
  • Location: Wichita, KS

 

 

NC-3

NC-3 over Paris

NC-03 at Paris Le Bourget

June 1987

NC-4

Decommissioned, dismantled & destroyed

  • Year: 1989

  • Registration: N4UB

  • Registered:  04/19/96

  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corp

  • Note: This aircraft was the first Starship delivered.   It was presented to its new owner at the Paris air show.  Informed sources tell me that the buyer was an Anheuser-Busch distributor in Orlando, Florida.

NC-4 in Calgary 1989 or 1990

NC-4 in Calgary 1989 or 1990

photos by Christopher Thomson

NC-5

Decommissioned, dismantled & destroyed

  • Year: 1989
  • Last Registration: N1550S (Experimental)
  • Registration Cancelled on 2000-05-04
  • Owner: Robert Scherer
  • Location: Parts warehouse

NC-5 at KINT in May of 1992

Photo by Ralph Brenner

NC-5 shakedown -  Hutchinson, KS

 

NC-5 shakedown - Hutchinson, KS

NC-5 Boxed up in Salina, KS

NC-6

Donated to

Mid America Air Museum

Liberal, Kansas

as of 2004-12

  • Year: 1989

  • Registration: N1556S

  • Registered:  09/22/95

  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corp

  • Location: Unknown

  • This aircraft was used by Beechcraft for virtually all of the commercial and marketing photographs for the Starship, including the one on the right.

NC-6 over Lake Powell

NC-06 Sm.jpg (5005 bytes)

NC-6 On Top

NC-6 at 1990 Oshkosh

NC-6 at Mid America Air Museum (2009)

photo by Joe Elliot

NC-7

Decommissioned, dismantled & destroyed

  • Year: 1990
  • Registration: N7388K
  • Registered:  08/23/99
  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corp.

Circa 1990 - Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, WI

photo by Jeff Geil

Circa 1990 - Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, WI

photo by Jeff Geil

Circa 1990 - Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, WI

photo by Jeff Geil

Former AES-1 Starship

Awaiting decommissioning at Marana, AZ

NC-8

Beech Field, Building B40 (Wichita, KS)

  • Year: 1990
  • Registration: N10TQ
  • Registered:  12/28/2000
  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Company

 

 

Aspen, CO - Fall 1999

NC-9

Decommissioned, dismantled & destroyed

  • Year: 1990
  • Registration: N999RF
  • Registered:  04/17/99
  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corp.

NC-09 at Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Photos by Robin Hoffele

NC-10

Decommissioned, dismantled & destroyed

  • Year: 1990
  • Registration: N253TA
  • Registered:  09/22/95
  • Owner: Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corp

Awaiting decommissioning at Marana, AZ

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