Jim Bede, famous Aircraft Designer Flies West on Last Flight

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James Bede – Courtesy of Bede Aero

James R. Bede, a prolific aircraft designer whose many concepts included a micro jet that flew for a James Bond movie and a single-engine airplane that evolved into the popular Grumman Yankee, died July 9 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 82. The AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) website has a description of his accomplishments on their home page, right here.

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