Fleet Super V Bonanza


All of the twin V-tails are converted single-engine Bonanzas.A prototype flew in 1956 and was built by Mr. David G. Peterson and his Skyline, Inc. At the time, Peterson was chief pilot for Sinclair Oil Company in Tulsa, Okla­homa.
The prototype conversion (c/n SV 101) was flown around the world by Chuck Banfe in Oct 1960.

Rights then went to Oakland Airmotive (later renamed Bay Aviation) in 1959, who converted sev­eral Bonanzasrenamed Oakland Super V. The modifications to twin engine were so extensive that the Super V was certificated as new aircraft by the FAA. Bay assigned construction numbers SV 110 and SV 111 but the aircraft were not built.
Bay sold tooling, engineering data and type certificate for the Super V to Fleet Aircraft, Inc., of Buffalo in 1961. Fleet made several changes in the design in an attempt to improve the serviceability and appearance of the air­craft and five more were produced in 1962/1963. Serials for the Fleet Super-Vs were SV 112-SV115, and SV 117.
The Super V was not a marketing success and some 14 were actually produced.




Engine: 2 x Lycoming O-360, 180 hp.
Empty wt: 2510 lbs.
MTOW: 3400 lbs.
Fuel cap: 100 USG.
Top speed: 210 mph.
Cruise: 190 mph.
ROC: 1550 fpm.
Vmc: 87 mph.