The Bede Family Foundation

3131 Jet Center Terrace

Fort Pierce, Florida 34946





Formed in 2015, The Bede Family Foundation was created for teaching students about building kit aircraft and experimental aviation.  We hope to inspire the next generation of aviation's certified mechanics and aeronautical engineers.


Located in a new 20,000 sq. ft. facility at the St. Lucie County International Airport on the Florida coast, the Foundation is well-situated to provide local organizations with the guidance and technical capabilities to support their program needs.


Working with high schools, local flying clubs and EAA chapters the Foundation provides resources to train in project management, aircraft maintenance, aeronautical practices and kit aircraft construction.


Participating organizations are chosen on the basis of mentor support, facility access, organization expertise, dedication and experience. Successful applicants will receive the five construction packages necessary to complete the BD-6, and the follow-up support for aircraft registration and certification, flight testing and general operations.









The Bede Family Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization, and is supported through private funding as well as outside donations.

To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit the Donation tab on this website.