November 30, 2012: SubSonex featured in AOPA publications; Design and Prototyping Work on JSX-2 Progresses; “Flying the SubSonex JSX-1” video now available for viewing online!
SubSonex Featured in AOPA Publications! The SubSonex is featured in the December, 2012 issues of AOPA Pilot and Turbine Pilot magazines! The article, “Jet in a Box: Some Assembly Required” is written by SubSonex lead test pilot Bob Carlton and covers the SubSonex flight experience, as well as some of the aircraft’s history and our… Read More
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SubSonex Jet Prototype to Fly in AirVenture Showcase July 19, 2012, Oshkosh, WI Sonex Aircraft, LLC is pleased to announce that JSX-1, the #1 proof-of-concept prototype of the SubSonex very, very light jet will be flying during the Showcase presentation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012! The SubSonex is currently scheduled… Read More
Webinar: SubSonex: A Personal Jet Aircraft See More Sonex Aircraft Webinars! Return to the Hornets’ Nest/SubSonex Archive
The SubSonex touches-down on Wittman Regional Airport’s Runway 27 with Bob Carlton at the controls for the aircraft’s second flight on August 11, 2011. John Monnett (left) and Bob Carlton (right) pose for a celebratory group portrait with SubSonex JSX-1. More SubSonex Flying! The Hornets’ Nest R&D team is extremely pleased with the progress of… Read More
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SubSonex Jet Makes First Flight August 10, 2011, Oshkosh, WI Sonex Aircraft, LLC is excited to announce that the SubSonex jet aircraft prototype, JSX-1, made its maiden flight today, August 10, 2011 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI. The SubSonex was piloted by air show performer and owner of… Read More
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SubSonex Jet Prototype Ready to Resume Testing July 22, 2010, Oshkosh, WI The SubSonex single-place jet aircraft is ready to resume testing after EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Following a series of initial high-speed taxi tests, the Sonex Aircraft Hornets’ Nest Research and Development team determined that a review and modification… Read More
The SubSonex personal jet program faces setbacks, despite huge successes with engine systems integration and testing. Through the course of a series of high-speed taxi tests in recent months, the design team has identified some issues with controllability of the aircraft in the transition phase approaching takeoff speeds, and has decided to enter a thorough… Read More
WIRED Magazine “DIY Jet Almost Ready to Fly” by Jason Paur An article featuring the SubSonex jet aircraft project has been posted to the Autopia section of WIRED magazine’s web publication on January 5, 2010. Learn More about the SubSonex!
Successful Engine Runs! The Hornets’ Nest R&D team is pleased to announce that, on Friday December 18, the SubSonex PBS TJ-100 engine was successfully started and run. A total of three runs were made throughout the day, including one with power settings between 80-100 percent. The video at right tells the story… be sure to… Read More
Engine Selection The Hornets’ Nest R&D Team has selected a new engine for the SubSonex jet aircraft, the PBS TJ-100. The TJ-100 engine was seen by many attendees of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 as the powerplant for Bob Carlton’s Salto jet-powered glider airshow act. Exhibition of the SubSonex at AirVenture attracted the attention of both… Read More