Beets Special

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GB-1 Special
Role Recreational aircraft
Designer Glen Beets
First flight 25 July 1973
Number built 1

The Beets Special was a single-seat recreational aircraft built in the United States in the mid-1970s with the intention of marketing it for homebuilding. It was a parasol-wing monoplane of conventional configuration with fixed tailwheel undercarriage.

The single prototype (registration N711GB) was constructed by Glen Beets who was working as a welder for Lou Stolp at the time. He based his general design on the Stolp Starduster biplane, which was being offered to the homebuilt aircraft market at the time. Plans for the Beets Special were marketed by Stolp's company at one time.


General characteristics


  • Maximum speed: 156 mph (251 km/h)
  • Range: 600 miles (970 km)


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 132.