The Beechcraft Baron is a light, twin-engined piston aircraft designed and produced by Beechcraft since 1961 in the state of Kansas, United States. In 1960, there became a need for a twin-engined variant of single-engine Bonanza. Eventually, Beechcraft mixed a few of their aircraft and the final unit was introduced as Baron. The first model, the Baron 55, was powered by two, six-cylinder IO-470-L engines, producing 260 horsepower. The second model, the Baron 56, was fitted with two more powerful Lycoming TIO-541-E1A4 380 horsepower turbocharged engines, being the fastest Beech aircraft and faster than the early King Air at the time.
Baron 58 was introduced in 1969 being larger and more powerful with Continental IO-550 300 horsepower engines. The Baron 58 can cruise up to speed 200 knots (370 km/) at an altitude of 7000 feet (2,100 meters). The fuselage was lengthened allowing a total of 6-seats and more luggage space. The current production version is the Baron G58, featuring a glass cockpit and improvements in the cabin and airframe. The maximum take-off weight is 2,313 kg (5,100 lb) which requires the runway length at least 511 meters (1,675 feet). The maximum payload weight for passengers, luggage, and fuel is a total of 881 kg (1,924 lb) with altitude service ceiling up to 19,700 feet (6,000 meters).
The Beechcraft Baron G58 is flyable in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe and Premium Deluxe Editions.