Sonex to open production slots for SubSonex jet at AirVenture

Sonex Aircraft will give potential customers of the company’s newest aircraft, the SubSonex personal jet, their first opportunity to get in line for production slots at this month’s AirVenture.

Full details to be announced at a briefing for customers and members of the media on Sunday, July 28, during the Sonex Aircraft Homecoming and Open House Fly-In event, beginning at 10 am at the Sonex Aircraft factory headquarters on the East side of Wittman Regional Airport.

Sonex Aircraft will begin accepting customer bookings for the SubSonex Jet immediately following the briefing.

“If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a personal jet, now is the time,” said Sonex Aircraft Founder & President and SubSonex jet designer John Monnett.

JSX-1, the SubSonex proof-of-concept prototype, will once again be featured in flight demonstrations during the showcase presentation at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.

The SubSonex Personal Jet concept was first unveiled at AirVenture in 2009. After successful pairing with 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 Jet.

Features include fully retractable gear with a steerable nose wheel, a full-airplane ballistic parachute system, larger cockpit, increased fuel capacity and more. More details, including flight videos and a webinar presentation, can be found here.

The 2013 Sonex Aircraft Homecoming and Open House Fly-In will be the 10th annual event to be held, serving as the first-stop for Sonex pilots flying in to AirVenture. The event is an opportunity for prospective Sonex Aircraft builders to see customer-built aircraft and meet their builders/owners/pilots all in once place, while meeting the Sonex Aircraft ownership and staff and touring the Sonex headquarters facility.

The fly-in is capped-off by a “mass taxi arrival” of Sonex Aircraft factory prototype and customer aircraft from the Sonex headquarters to AirVenture grounds.

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