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Beechcraft B1900D

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Beechcraft B1900D
Beechcraft B1900D.png
Type Airliner
  • Syd Adams (3D model
  • FDM), Jean-Yves Lefort (MKVIII gpws)
--aircraft= b1900d
Status Unknown
Liveries Browse the FlightGear livery database for the Beechcraft B1900D.
A full spherical panorama of the 3d Beechcraft B1900d cockpit

The Beechcraft 1900 series aircraft is the most popular 19-passenger airliner in history. It is a pressurized, twin-engine turboprop manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft). Designed primarily as an all weather regional airliner capable of landing on relatively short runways it has also been used by the United States military and other governments.

Beech announced the improved 1900D, simulated here, at the US Regional Airlines Association meeting in 1989. The main difference in the 1900D was the substantially deeper fuselage allowing stand up headroom in the cabin. It also had larger passenger and cargo doors and windows, twin ventral strakes and auxiliary horizontal fixed tails. To carry the extra weight Beech upgraded to two PT6A-67D engines, each rated at 1,279 shaft horsepower. Although rarely used a fully fueled Beechcraft 1900 has a range of 860 miles.

The Beechcraft B1900D is one of the default aircraft in FlightGear and has been available since FlightGear 0.9.8.


Starting Procedure

Cockpit of the B1900D

In the menu bar at the top of the screen you may select B1900D and then Autostart. You may also choose to start-up manually. In the help menu you will find a start up tutorial this is a quick summary.

  • Switch on the battery
  • Switch on the left and right generators located on the lower left pilots panel. This should bring up the electrical systems and you should have instrumentation lights
  • Switch on the AC BUSs above the generator switches
  • Switch on the avionics located just below the battery and generator switches.
  • Look at the throttle panel in between the pilot and co-pilot. The two far right levers are labeled Condition. Move them fully forward by clicking at the top of the lever slots or by pressing “m”. You should now hear the engines starting up.
  • Move the levers labeled Propeller forward by clicking at the top of the lever slots or by pressing “n”.
  • Move the levers labeled Throttle to the idle position by clicking at the top of the lever slots or by pressing “9” or “PAGEUP”.
  • Switch on Master Panel and any lights needed on the left side of the overhead console.
  • Reset the Master Caution Warning in the middle top of the pilot panel that is probably flashing red now that all systems are powered up.
  • The aircraft is now ready for take off.


  • Decision at 105 KIAS
  • Rotation at 110 KIAS
  • Pitch 10-15 degrees
  • Trim before engaging autopilot


  • Airspeed 160 KIAS
  • Climb Rate 1500 fpm


  • 220 –240 KIAS


  • 180 KIAS
  • Descent Rate –1500 fpm


  • Establish 150 KIAS
  • Set flaps to approach
  • Establish 130 KIAS
  • Landing gear down – set flaps full down
  • Final glide slope 110 KIAS


  • 100 KIAS
  • Main wheels down first
  • Lower nose gear

V Speeds

Stall speed, dirty (Vs0) 88 kts
Stall speed, clean (Vs1) 104 kts
Best angel of climb (Vx) 123 kts
Best rate of climb (Vy) 135 kts
Maneuvering speed (Va) 184 kts
Never exceed speed (Vne) 247 kts



The B1900D is equipped with a functioning Bendix/King KLN 908 GPS that can be slaved to the autopilot. In the help menu you will find a tutorial on GPS navigation.


Apart from the two liveries (SWISS AIR FORCE and AIR NEW ZEALAND) that comes with the b1900d aircraft, it is possible to download more on the FlightGear Livery Database.


  • The glas panel instruments (artificial horizon and horizontal situation indicator) don't show up with Rembrandt rendering