I started flying the Beechcraft 90 series in 1998. I now fly a 1984 C90XP original C90A converted to XP with BlackHawk engines- PT6A-135A. These engines are the same that comes with the newer C90GT. This gives the old C90A a new boost in performances. 272 Knots TAS at FL 220 on a standard day. Max torque can be maintained up to FL190 and gives a solid 1500 FT/Mn at 150 Kts. Overall this is a very srtong aircraft- able to cruise fast ( for a turboprop ) and high- take 8 people on board ( although only 6 get business class comfort) over 1 000 Nm ( if you get the Max gross weight upgrade ). It can take off from short and unpaved runways. The minors problems encountered were with the autopilot- they get old and expensive to maintain. Id recommend this plane to any pilot- they are safe and easy to fly-and easy to maintain.