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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Sonex to Begin Offering SubSonex Production Slots at AirVenture
Primary test pilot Bob Carlton pilots the SubSonex proof-of-concept prototype JSX-1.

July 8, 2013 - Sonex Aircraft LLC announced Monday it will begin selling production slots for its new SubSonex personal jet at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.

Full details will be announced at an open house that begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Sonex Aircraft headquarters located on the east side of Wittman Regional Airport. Sonex Aircraft will begin accepting customer bookings for the SubSonex jet immediately following Sunday's briefing.

Additionally, there will be a follow-up press briefing in the Sonex Aircraft display booth at AirVenture on Monday, July 29, at 10 a.m., recapping details of the SubSonex jet program, and covering other major news and announcements from Sonex Aircraft.

"If you've ever dreamed of owning a personal jet, now is the time!" said Sonex Aircraft founder/president and SubSonex designer John Monnett. "The SubSonex extends the Sonex Aircraft 'Reality Check' philosophy to become the first truly practical and affordable personal jet for recreational flying. When you are flying a SubSonex, the $100 hamburger never tasted so good!"

JSX-1, the SubSonex proof-of-concept prototype, will be featured in flight demonstrations during AirVenture. The SubSonex personal jet concept was first unveiled at AirVenture 2009. Powered by the PBS TJ-100 engine, the SubSonex JSX-1 prototype achieved first flight in August 2011 and completed a successful flight test program in 2012. Second-generation JSX-2 prototypes are currently under construction to serve as "conforming" prototypes representing the final SubSonex Personal Jet product.

JSX-2 will incorporate many new features, including fully retractable gear with a steerable nose wheel, a full-airplane ballistic parachute system, larger cockpit, increased fuel capacity, and more.


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