This day was a long time coming for me. Flying my own jet!
This couldn't have been possible without the help and expertise of the Jet Guys. They don't understand the word impossible. If someone tells them it can't be done, they just laugh, and then they do it. Continue reading "John Albritton's Jet Eze"
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!
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"