On Anzac Day Andrew Vincent posted a comment on a post that I did on BD 5s in New Zealand way back in July 2009. The link to that post is HERE
Here is Andrew's comment:
I purchased ZK XBD from Grant Nichols of Tauranga, flew it for a couple of years, and have since re-engined it with a PBS TJ100B jet engine. I carried out the other required configuration changes/reinforcements to redesignate it as a BD5-J. First flight was April 2023. Regards, Andrew Vincent
Thanks very much for the comment and update Andrew, and for the photo which I got from the internet (so I cannot credit the photographer - if it is you please let me know and I can redress that).
A later comment on this post has advised that the photo was taken by Jason Wakelin from his Vans RV 7 ZK-WRV, who was acting as chase plane for the test flight.