Bob Carlton to Debut SubSonex Personal Jet Aerobatic Show at Sun 'n Fun 2015


Sonex Aircraft announced that the SubSonex Air Show, flown by renowned performer Bob Carlton, will make its worldwide debut at the 2015 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. Scheduled to perform on Tuesday April 20th and Sunday April 26th, the SubSonex air show routine will feature maneuvers previously unheard of in a jet aerobatic routine. "The SubSonex microjet is capable of speeds of 300 mph," comments Bob Carlton," and can perform all the classic aerobatics, including maneuvers like tailslides, normally considered taboo in a jet. But it's not just about high speed. With its incredibly wide speed range, the SubSonex can turn tight and stay close so that air show spectators aren't waiting for a turnaround." Although Carlton has previously demonstrated the SubSonex before crowds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with some low passes, this will be the debut of a fully-aerobatic, full-length routine in the aircraft. Continue reading "Bob Carlton to Debut SubSonex Personal Jet Aerobatic Show at Sun 'n Fun 2015"

SubSonex Jet Makes First Flight

The SubSonex jet aircraft prototype, JSX-1, made its maiden flight on August 10th at Wittman Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Piloted by Bob Carlton, the flight lasted approximately 14 minutes and focused on low-end speed, including stalls and low approaches in the landing configuration, Sonex said. Carlton, whose experience pioneering light jet aircraft made him a natural choice, said after the flight, "It was great–flies like an airplane. The faster I went, the better it felt." Carlton is known for his airshow performances with the Super Salto jet airplane, and he is the developer of the Bonus Jet two-seat glider.

"It's an exciting day for Sonex," said SubSonex designer and Sonex Aircraft LLC President John Monnett. "We have a test flight plan to expand the envelope of the aircraft, and we'll see where the project takes us from here."

For more information, visit Sonex Aircraft's web site.