Kitplanes Looks the Sonex JSX Microjet

subsonex-jet-snipAt AirVenture 2014, our team took a video tour of Sonex Aircraft's new JSX microjet.  The company's John Monnett gave us an inside look at the jet's construction and performance.

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Paul Dye

Paul Dye, Kitplanes® Editor in Chief, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the space shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen, and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra they completed. Currently, they are building a Xenos motorglider. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 5000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, EAA Tech Counselor, and Flight Advisor, as well as a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.

2 Replies to “Kitplanes Looks the Sonex JSX Microjet”

  1. Have BD-5 under construction since 1974. Have all parts sent by Jim Bede most pieces are ready to install. Wings and stabilizers are jig drilled. Have the drive shaft less engine(of course. I am too old to finish kit and much better engines are available today. Lack of engine is what killed this plane in 1974.
    Clecos, pliers, many tools for working metal are included with the kit.
    If interested contact

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