Sonex Aircraft just announced the return of their Huge Fall Promotion in conjunction with EAA Barnstorming Dealsonce again in 2017. This year, SubSonex customers can get into the action. Continue reading "Save on a SubSonex Through October 31"
It started with a visit with the Rutan guru Robert Harris of what was the EZ Hangar in Covington TN, now EZ Jets. I wanted to build a Long Eze but Robert suggested using current information and technology instead of 1977 when the plans came out. From then on, this airplane was not a Long Eze... it became my design. Originally I wanted an IO-360 in it and progressed this route. Then Robert said "why not make the fuselage bigger for a real sized person?" Continue reading "Lance Hooley's Jet Eze"
As I pushed the throttle in, lifted off of Wittman Field's runway 36(L) and pulled in to a right turn for a heading of 150, I caught a glimpse of AirVenture 2017 in the glare shield mirrors. Vibrant, full of airplanes, and crawling with people, the festivities would last two more full days, but my head and memory cards were full, and it was time to head west. Looking ahead, I picked out the three cub-like airplanes between me and the seaplane base, leveled off at 500' AGL and felt the acceleration that made those cubs look like stars in a special-effects hyper-speed sequence as I went by them on the right. It was another beautiful morning in Wisconsin!
Walking the 2017 Mojave Experimental Fly-In ramp
Pre-event publicity for the 2017 Mojave Experimental Fly-In was low-key this year, but that didn’t stop a healthy crop of experimentalists to buzz in for this popular meet-and-greet gathering. Perfectly CAVU, windless weather helped as well. Continue reading "Seen at Mojave"
Sonex Aircraft announced a new sales strategy for the SubSonex Personal Jet, with a drastically reduced airframe price to put this unparalleled aircraft into the hands of more pilots. The SubSonex package is now available in separate purchases of Airframe, PBS TJ-100 engine, optional BRS package, and other optional accessories. The SubSonex airframe is available as an EAB-compliant Quick Build kit package for $42,000. The very-complete airframe kit only needs engine, avionics, upholstery and finishing materials in-order to fly, offering a "Sub-100 SubSonex" kit plus engine package for $97,000, and allowing customers to split those costs over the span of the aircraft’s build time. Continue reading "SubSonex Personal Jet Now More Affordable"
Sonex Aircraft LLC gave Kitplanes Editor in Chief Paul Dye the opportunity to be the first independent pilot to fly and evaluate the Subsonex JSX-2 personal jet yesterday. The flight in the single-seat jet followed previous training and rating in the BonusJet sailplane operated for transition training purposes by airshow pilot Bob Carlton of Desert Aerospace in Moriarty, NM. Preparations for the Subsonex flight included special high-drag approaches in the Bonusjet, and the flight in the Subsonex followed immediately afterward. Continue reading "Kitplanes Flies the Subsonex!"