February 2018 Issue

Smoke In The Cockpit!

A Baron pilot confronts one of the worst scenarios pilots can face, at night and in IMC.

I had an eventful flight the other night. The day before, I had picked up my Beech Model 58P Pressurized Baron from its annual inspection and some extensive panel work at a facility in Massachusetts. After the paperwork was complete, I did my usual careful post-maintenance inspection and then test-flew it around the pattern several times before putting it away in my hangar back at its base

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