Yes, Gracie, the first BD-5 was composite and a v-tail bird.
That's Jim Bede on the left. Kneeling at the wing root is Henry (Hank) Bechtel of Des Moines, Iowa. Anybody know the other man?
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The purpose of this web site is to provide information about the Bede Aircraft BD-5, an experimental, homebuilt, single-seat high performance aircraft that first flew more than 30 years ago and which to this day continues to draw crowds wherever one lands. Here you'll find pictures, information and web links related to the BD-5 as well as to other Bede aircraft and experimental aviation in general. Enjoy!
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