|Your humble author and the 1963 Bonanza|
|North Texas ranchland with the Red River|
and Oklahoma in the distance
Remarkably, Steve's plane was built in 1963. From the outside, you cannot tell. No doubt a new plane would be constructed of lighter and stronger materials but the basic design remains the same. Inside, many of the avionics had been upgrade but some had not. If he has not told me the vintage, I would have assumed it no more than ten years old.
If I ever win the lottery, it sure would be nice to own a small plane and hopscotch around the country one town at a time.