You are receiving this email newsletter because at some stage in the last several years you have expressed an interest in learning more about a Jim Bede product. Our monthly newsletter will keep you up to date on our new products and ventures. We have some extremely exciting things happening in the next couple of months and we would love to share them with you so please stay in touch!
Life after Lakeland...
After a great show in Lakeland at Sun-N-Fun; we have brought the BD 17-L back to our new facility in Fort Pierce, Florida. (photos and video to come in the next few weeks)
We are pleased so many people chose to stop by our booth and jump in the cockpit to try the BD-17L on for size. We very much enjoyed seeing you all and chatting about our progress and plans for the immediate future. We were lucky to have been interviewed by the local radio station about the future plans for our planes and new facility in Florida. Here is the link to the interview on Sun-N-Fun Radio
Our new Facility in Fort Pierce, Florida continues to be prepared to open mid summer. We look forward to welcoming you to Bede Aero Southeast for a visit or to build your airplane. The build center will be open and be ready to accommodate you. We will be able to provide you and your family with a fantastic experience whichever one of our aircraft you decide to build.
With the eventual plan being to have several such build centers open around the country, Bede Aero Southeast leads the way and sets the benchmark for builder assist and sales facilities for Bedecorp. We are very excited to see it all coming together. Stay tuned for photos of the facility as it gets ready.
Work continues in earnest to make a huge debut for the BD-22 at Oshkosh this year. We are excited to bring this airplane to you and if you have any questions in the meantime please don't hesitate to get in touch directly.
We have confirmed for a very limited time the BD-22 will be sold at a price of a staggering $89,995!! This price includes the engine, builder assist and avionics! An unheard of price for a top of the line aircraft in this industry we believe. In our opinion this puts the category of Light Sport airplanes right where it should have been from the start.
Please seriously consider the BD-22 as your next airplane and come down to sunny Florida to put her together with us. We will be unveiling her at Oshkosh this year in just a few short months.
New avionics options for our models
With many pilots utilizing iPad and other mobile devices to provide some fantastic avionics features, we have decided to lead the way in custom avionics and partner with the fantastic FlyPad mount system.
With this state of the art flush mount you are able to use your iPad or iPhone as your primary flight display, while being able to still have recessed gauges should you ever require a backup. With the new BD-22 set to offer a 47 inch wide cockpit (the industry's widest) we are allowing for two full size iPad air units with a center iPhone flush mounted as well. This setup will provide not only a truly outstanding, state of the art and utterly failure proof option, but also probably the most cost effective avionics option available today. We are also working on full EFIS display and GPS geo-referenced charts, traffic and weather with the great folks at Levil Technologies and Grand Rapids with their receiver units.
We will be utilizing your choice of Wing X Pro,ForeFlight and X-Avion to offer an industry first for a complete avionics package. All at an unbelievable price, thousands less than the competition.
We are thrilled to have just shipped another BD-4C to South Africa! Pictured below is the gorgeous BD-4C "ZU-MBD" whose owner is Marcel Viljoen. The next BD-4C will live close by and we hope for many more photos like this one with them both. I think we can all agree that she is a very beautiful bird indeed!
We are also pleased to see a rejuvenated interest in our BD-4C model. We currently have several kits ready to ship to interested builders as well as kits shipping immediately to buyers. To remind you this is our lengthened and widened version of the BD-4 and a true high performance 4 place. With the new avionics options available to builders we are excited to speak to you about your needs for your airplane and how we can help you. We are also making a change to our wing tip design for the BD-4 and making the original wing tips available to you once more in carbon fiber.
At Sun-N-Fun we were lucky to have had a visit from Ken Strite who flew his beautiful BD-4B in for the day. Great to see you Ken!