There are many sets of historical images here. Scroll down, enjoy!
Some months ago I got an email from a Mr. Christopher Smith...
Well, you know me... Some stamps and a scanner session later, this is the result.
If you recognize what's in the images (other than the airplanes, those are obvious), send me an email and let me know.
I also received an email from Rich Hovey with even more historical images!
Like I needed an invitation! Here they are! The pilot is the late Les Berven, who at the time of his passing in December 2001 at age 59 was Chief Test Pilot at the FAA and type-rated on just about every 7-series Boeing ever made, except the 707. (Thanks, Bobby!)
And no sooner had the above been posted, more pictures started coming out of the woodwork!
Hi Juan, my name is Jon Kunkel and I have been lurking of the list for years. My father bought a BD-5A kit in the early 70's. Before purchasing the kit he visited Bede Aircraft in Newton, Kansas in Jan. 1972. He took some pictures which I have scanned. Somewhere in the mid 70's, after purchasing the kit he visited an airshow where Bede Aircraft were displaying and flying 2 jets and a prop BD-5B. I think these pictures were taken at Mojave, CA but I am not sure. I will have to ask him the next time I talk to him. Feel free to post these pictures and use my name. My father's name is Dennis and the person with the leather jacket on in one of the pictures is my dads friend. By the way, I still have the five in the rafters of my garage. It is about 40% finished and on the gear. However, I only have the A wings and still need an engine & drive. Sincerely, Jon Kunkel
Thanks, Jon! :)