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sport aviation |December 2019 issue |Art Zemon - BD-4

Returning to the Fleet: The BD-10 N700JP

Now that the plane has made it back to the US, we are happy to announce that a BD-10 is returning to the fleet. The aircraft was built and flown in Ohio and is heading to Florida to be reassembled.

For more information on the BD-10, please visit the aircraft history page on our website.

BD-6 Flight with N345X and N543X

Tony Gallo & George May
Tony Gallo and George May have been diligently working on their BD-6 N345X and N543X . The preliminary numbers are in for their primarily flight.
Tony reported stalling at 40 mph and topped out at 140 mph with no fairings.

Lincoln News Now

In Junior High, Richard met a kid named Jim Bede, who was also very interested in aviation, Richard said Bede was experimenting with little rocket and jet engines when they first met. “He wasn’t having much success with his little rocket motor, it kept blowing up on him,” Richard said. The two became very close friends and it was a friendship that would last through all the highs and lows in both men’s lives.

via ~ Feb 16, 2019

November 2016 issue

A pilot since 1987, Zemon’s desire for a new airplane to replace his 1968 Piper Arrow began in 2006. “Stuff was wearing out [and] I wanted to replace all the mechanical stuff with modern non-electric doodads. “Arrow-compatibility glass “cost well into five figures, and I was simply unwilling to put that kind of money in a 40-year old airplane. That started me noodling on the problem of what I would rather have and how I could get it.”

August 2018 issue

The BD-17 strikes one very much to be a flying a jet ski. Yes, there are many larger boats available to the fisherman or pleasure boater, but if you just want to go fast and have fun on the water, it is hard to beat a single-seat jet ski. The BD-17 is much the same, a single-seat airplane that you strap on and–burning just a couple gallons an hour–go and explore the neighborhood from the air.