A German flying magazine had a big feature story about the Beechcraft Starship 2000 aircraft from the mid eighties this month. We were KingAir 200 operators at that time and very interested in this aircraft. But as soon as it became clear, that the Starship would be an FAR 25 aircraft (havier than 12.500 lbs) we lost interest on this amazing aircraft and I did not follow its history anymore. But this article brought it back to my mind. One more really fascinating aircraft designed by the Mastermind Burt Rutan. My know was, that only 53 aircraft were built until 1995 and the support finally canceled and all aircraft destroyed. But the arcticle proved, that 5 aircraft are still "alive" and 4 of them are even flying! A flying report was part of the article. Even the aircraft never met its advertised specs, it is still fascinating as far as performance and technology is concerned. Today, the King Air is still under production and we are still King Air operators but this quantum leap did not make it, really amazing. The aircraft, its design and technology must have been to far ahead of its time.