Ralph Bolen built light aircraft 1981.
John Bond built Sky Dancer light autogyro, flown 1973.
Bonney Gull (180-hp Kirkham) experimental monoplane built to test concept of wings which quickly rotated to 90° when wheels touched on landing; flew 4 May 1928, crashed on landing.
Lowell J. Borchers built light aircraft 1981.
Richard R. Borg built light aircraft 1981.
L.L. Bottoms built light aircraft 1966-7.
Eddie and son Curtiss Bounsall built Prospector light aircraft 1982 and Super Prospector 1989.
Bourdon Aircraft Corporation, Hillsgrove, Rhode Island, built 6 Kitty Hawk 2-seaters powered by Ryan-built Siemens (5 May 1928).
Pete Bowers, well-known Boeing engineer, historian and writer, built Fly Baby monoplane 1960; now called Fly Baby 1-A, 4,900 plans sold, over 500 aircraft flown. In 1969 built Fly Baby…
Major glider manufacturer, built CG-7 and CG-8 troopcarrier prototypes 1942.
Kenneth Bowser and Gailard Barker built light aircraft 1958.
Gary Boyd built light aircraft 1982.
Ernie Boyette built light aircraft 1982.
Branson Aircraft, Denver, major modification centre.
N.O. Brantly began designing B-1 coaxial helicopter 1943, flown 1946. Replaced by simpler B-2, flown 21 February 1953, since mass-produced together with 5-seat Model 305. Successively became division of Lear…
Brantly Helicopter Industries USA formed 8 May 1989, James T. Kimura having purchased rights from Hynes. New company based Vernon, Texas.
Michael K. Hynes acquired all rights to Brantly helicopters and formed Brantly-Hynes Helicopter Inc. 1 January 1975, at original location (Frederick, Oklahoma). Sold rights to Kimura March 1989.
Built 301 Penguin monoplanes for Army 1917 for fast taxi/hop, not flying training.
James Brewster formed company 1810 to make carts, wagons and coaches. Brewster Aeronautical Corp. 1932 built floats and airframe parts. Design began 1934 on carrier-based scout bomber XSBA-1 (15 April…
Bristol Aeronautical Corp. built 2 XLRQ-1 troop-carrying flying-boat gliders 1942.
Ken Brock Manufacturing, division of Santa Ana Metal Stamping, has sold several hundred plans of KB-2 Freedom Machine autogyro.
Arthur L. Brodhead built light aircraft 1972.
Dr Bergon F. Brokaw, with Dr Ernest R. Jones, built Bullet, flown 18 November 1972, said to be fastest 2-seat homebuilt.
Bromon Aircraft Corp. formed 1987 to develop BR2000 twin-turboprop STOL transport, inspired by Ahrens 404 and likewise being built at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico. Money ran out 1989.
Bought rights to Dumod I and II in 1972.
In 1927 pioneer pilot Lawrence W. 'Larry' Brown built Brown Mercury high-wing monoplane, which was basis for Kreutzer Air Coach. In 1931 he formed Lawrence Brown Aircraft to build racing…
Clarence Brueggemann built light aircraft 1971.
Brunner-Winkle Aircraft Corp., incorporated 1928, built Bird 3-seat biplane.
Leland D. Bryan spent 1955-63 developing roadable aircraft, Bryan 2, folded wings enclosing pusher propeller.
Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Co., famed for stainless steel products, especially railroad cars, built Conestoga stainless-steel cargo aircraft 1943; major contracts cancelled but 17 Navy JRB-3 built.
Carl H. Buecker built light aircraft 1961-2.
W.B. Buethe Enterprises sold 560 sets of plans of Barracuda high-speed sport 2 seater by 1992; about 60 flying.
Buhl Aircraft Co., originally Buhl-Verville, established 1927 at Marysville, Michigan, continued production of versions of CA-3 Airster, followed by CA-5 Airsedan 5-seat cabin biplane. CA-6 was definitive 6-seat version and…
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