I saw this in Aspen and wanted to share, because it's freakin' AWESOME!
This is a ~30-year-old Beech Starship, one of 53 made, and one of the 5 remaining privately-owned and flyable machines. This machine can do 300 knots and climb to 41,000'. It's made of composite materials and obviously has a very unusual design. It has a canard, no tail, and pusher props. It also had the first all-glass cockpit of any business aircraft.
The thing is a lot bigger than I thought it would be - it's like Hawker 800 size.
Very interesting blog post on the Starship here:
Here's a shot of the cockpit instruments. So many screens! This was taken from http://www.bobscherer.com/Pages/Starship.htm - the web page of the guy who owns the Starship I saw yesterday.
Here's a video I took:
More pics of this rare bird.
Also, here's Nolan on a swing :)