Air & Space Museum
Bede Aviation BD-5
Jim Bede was a creative and successful airplane designer when he designed the BD-5, a tiny, sleek, sexy, high-performance bullet of an airplane. The press eagerly promoted the promising new kit-built airplane. Sales were brisk, but then his engine supplier shut down, and a succession of other engines followed, each with a new set of problems. Although thousands of would-be builders were disappointed, hundreds of BD-5s were completed and flown, including this one.
Colorado Gives Day
Help Wings reach new heights this Colorado Gives Day!
Your gift will help support our educational programming and student learners, engaging exhibits, aircraft restoration and more!
Donate now! All support through December 6th counts towards Colorado Gives Day and the incentive fund. All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund. Visit our Colorado Gives Day Page or donate below.
Cockpit Demo Day
Get an up close look inside select aircraft at the museum and learn all about the history of the aircraft, instruments and controls!
Featured Aircraft in December:
- North American F-100 Super Sabre
- Martin EB-57
- Alexander Eaglerock
- Bede BD-5 (WC)
- Cessna U-3A
Vettes and Jets Showcase
Airpower meets horsepower! Join us at Exploration of Flight to see various models of classic, vintage and new Corvettes featured alongside the finest in air travel, a private jet.
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