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Sonex offers in-depth briefing on personal jetSonex offers in-depth briefing on personal jet

The designer, test pilot, race pilot, and an aviation writer who fell in love with the turbojet-powered SubSonex JSX-2 will give potential owners a detailed briefing on the single-seater’s flying characteristics, history, construction, and more during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 26.

Photo by Mike Fizer.

The two-hour session is billed by Sonex Aircraft as a “very-focused informational session for those seriously considering purchase of a SubSonex.”

The presenters include John Monnett, who designed the SubSonex and founded the company headquartered on the east side of Wittman Regional Airport, home to the Experimental Aircraft Association and the massive airshow that is EAA’s signature event. Monnett recently stepped down from his role as president, vowing to continue to contribute to the company’s efforts while leaving day-to-day management to the rest of his team.

Bob Carlton, who has flown the SubSonex JSX-2 in airshows since 2015 and served as the chief test pilot during the jet’s development, will share with seminar attendees his own experience and perspective on the tiny jet. Pete Zaccagnino, a three-time Reno Gold Champion pilot who qualified in June to race the JSX-2 at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, in September will offer his own perspective, along with Paul Dye, editor in chief of Kitplanes magazine and a qualified SubSonex JSX-2 pilot.

The seminar will cover details on completing a JSX-2 kit, the fine points of flying one, registration options, and how to get the most out of flying a single-seat personal jet.

Advance registration (via this online form) is required to participate in the seminar, and the company will provide transportation to the factory for registered attendees. The company also posted a map showing the factory location for those who wish to handle their own transportation. The seminar is scheduled to run from 3 to 5 p.m.

Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Editor-Web Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as a certificated remote pilot, who enjoys competition aerobatics and flying drones.
Topics: Ownership, Buying and Selling an Aircraft, EAA AirVenture

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