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
Aero-News.Net “Best of Show! The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2009! (Part One)” Sonex Aircraft, LLC has been lauded in today’s edition of Aero-News Network, with two mentions in their “Best of Show” review of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. “Best Affordable Flyer” honors were bestowed upon the Sonex design, “by a mile,” according to… Read More
What is the SubSonex? Okay, so maybe we’re guilty of a little carbon trading for the e-Flight Initiative with this aircraft, but nobody can deny that every pilot’s fantasy is to own and fly a jet! The SubSonex is designed to capitalize on new generation small turbine engines, possibly using alternative biofuels, to give pilots… Read More
JetWhine Aviation News Blog “Jet & ESA Fly From Sonex Hornet’s Nest” by Scott Spangler Scott Spangler of the JetWhine aviation news blog paid the Sonex Aircraft facilities a visit to learn more about our Hornets’ Nest Research and Development projects unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. The August 31st blog post covers the E-Flight… Read More