BD-5J Bede History
The BD-5J is the jet version of the original BD-5 propeller aircraft. It holds the record as the smallest jet aircraft. The aircraft featured a Microturbo jet engine. This aircraft type was featured in the James Bond movie “Octopussy”.
This aircraft was sold as a kit for an owner to build and fly. There were over 5,000 Bede kits sold for all models, but currently there are only about 150 BD-5s in airworthy condition.
The Pacific Coast Air Museum received this aircraft partially built. Our crew finished building it and it is on display at the museum without an engine.
5 feet, two inches
Rate of Climb
Microturbo TRS-18 Turbojet engine, 325 lbs thrust