Air-to-Air Cessna 310

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If you have never had the opportunity to fly one even briefly, do it. There is nothing like it.
 
Beautiful! Both the airplane and your photographs!
 
Someone asked about the cowlings, so I asked the owner. This one is a 310 Turbostream.

"Jack Riley produced variants of the Cessna 310 to improve performance. The Riley Rocket 310 and the Riley Turbostream 310 replaced the standard Continental 310 hp (230 kW) engines with Lycoming TIO-540 350 hp (261 kW) engines. These turbocharged intercooled engines were installed with three-blade Hartzell propellers in a counter-rotating configuration to further increase performance and single-engine safety. At 5,400 lb (2,400 kg) gross weight the aircraft had a weight to power ratio of 7.71 lb (3.50 kg) per horsepower. This resulted in a cruising speed of 260 knots (480 km/h) at 18,000 feet (5,500 m) and a 3,000fpm rate of climb."
 
Great pictures!! But every time I read one of your thread titles I have to remind myself that I'm not in Aviation Mishaps... lol
 
Great pictures!! But every time I read one of your thread titles I have to remind myself that I'm not in Aviation Mishaps... lol
Air-to-air is good. Mid-Air is not. I guess plane-to-plane wouldn't be either!
 
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