The SubSonex MicroJet is capable of speeds of 300 mph, and can perform all the classic aerobatics, including maneuvers like tailslides, normally considered tabo in a jet. Bit it's not just about high speed. With its incredibly wide range, it can turn tight and stay close so your spectators aren't waiting for a turnaround.
The SubSonex Personal Jet concept was first unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. After successful pairing with the PBS TJ-100 engine, the SubSonex JSX-1 prototype achieved fi rst fl ight in August 2011 and completed a successful fl ight test program in 2012. A second-generation aircraft represents the customer version of the SubSonex Personal Jet, JSX-2. Designed to be an affordable yet featurepacked, easy to fl y kit jet aircraft, JSX-2 incorporates many new features and enhancements over the original proof of concept prototype.
The TJ-100 turbojet engine is produced by PBS Velká Bíteš of the Czech Republic, a large manufacturer rotary machines with roots dating-back to 1814. The TJ-100 is designed for UAV, UCAV, experimental aircraft and motorized gliders with hundreds of units delivered since its introduction in 2008. The engine is a true “plug & play” package featuring integral ECU, starter/generator and oil system, and ships complete with instrumentation, throttle control, pre-wired harnesses and other installation components.
The approx. 250 lb thrust engine continues to exceed the expectations of PBS designers and customers alike, with flawless performance and increasing TBO specifications reaching several hundred hours.
ABOUT BOB CARLTON:
Bob Carlton began flying in 1979 at the age of 19. He has since logged over 2000 hours in a wide variety of aircraft and holds a commercial pilot certificate. Bob has flown hang gliders, airplanes, helicopters, and sailplanes from hundreds of sites in the US, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Bob has flown airshows professionally since 1993. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Laurie and their dogs, Ginger & Dewey. He is a member of SSA and ICAS.
Bob is one of the most versatile airshow performers in North America. He began flying airshows in his Salto sailplane, and over the years has continued to add innovative performances such as barnstormin' biplane aerobatics, helicopter sailplane tow, night aerobatics with strobes & pyro and the world's only twin jet sailplane.
Bob Carlton is a retired rocket scientist for a major national laboratory.
|Engine:||PBS TJ-100 Turbojet Engine|
|Airframe:||Length: 16’ 6”|
|Aerobatic Weight:||900 lbs|
|Cruise:||240+ mph TAS|
The C-17A Globemaster III provides Royal Australian Air Force with an unprecedented capacity for strategic air lift. It allows Australia to rapidly deploy troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world.
The C-17A Globemaster is a high-wing four-engine heavy transport. It has three times the carrying capacity of the C-130 Hercules, allowing Australia to rapidly deploy troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world. It can carry up to 77 tonnes, ranging from an Abrams Tank, four Bushmaster vehicles, three Black Hawk helicopters, or be converted to an aero-medical evacuation capacity.
Based at RAAF Base Amberley, the eight C-17As provided the backbone of the air link for Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan. Capable of landing on dirt strips as short as 3,500 feet, it carried supplies and personnel between Australia and the Middle East.
In addition to supporting personnel on deployments, Air Force C-17As have been an integral part of disaster relief and humanitarian missions. Recent activities have included Operation QUEENSLAND FLOOD ASSIST, Operation CHRISTCHURCH ASSIST, Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST, Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, Operation BRING THEM HOME and Operation OKRA.
|Role:||Strategic airlift and heavy multi-role transport|
|Crew:||Pilot, co-pilot and loadmaster|
|Engine:||Four Pratt and Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans (40,440 lbs thrust each)|
|Airframe:||Length: 53 m, height: 16.8 m|
|Max Weight:||265,352 kg|
|Range:||10,389km (carrying 18,143 kg payload)|
Depending on configuration:
The Wolf Pitts Pro is the highest performing aerobatic biplane in the World and was designed and hand built by Steve Wolf from the United States.
Powered by a 400hp Lycoming engine and weighing only 1200lbs (450kg) the Wolf Pitts is capable of a cruise speed of 185kts (340 km/hr) and a top speed of 220kts (405 km/hr!)
With four ailerons that span almost the entire length of the wings, the Wolf Pitts has a dizzying roll rate of over 360 degs per sec!
The Wolf Pitts Pro is truly a unique aircraft designed for one purpose in mind… aerobatics!
With Paul at the controls, this biplane is capable of some really wild manoeuvres that you are unlikely to see reproduced by another aircraft.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta.
The Fighting Falcon has key features including a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system which helps to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. The F-16's official name is "Fighting Falcon", but "Viper" is commonly used by its pilots and crews, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper starfighter.
In addition to active duty U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. As of 2015, it is the second most common currently operational military aircraft in the world.
|Length:||49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)|
|Wingspan:||32 ft 8 in (9.96 m)|
|Height:||16 ft (4.88 m)|
|Wing area:||300 ft² (27.87 m²)|
|Airfoil:||NACA 64A204 root and tip|
|Empty weight:||18,900 lb (8,570 kg)|
|Loaded weight:||26,500 lb (12,000 kg)|
|Max. takeoff weight:||42,300 lb (19,200 kg)|
|Powerplant:||1 × General Electric F110-GE-129 (for F-16C/D Block 30-40-50) afterburning turbofan|
|Dry thrust:||17,155 lbf (76.3 kN)|
|Thrust with afterburner:||28,600 lbf (127 kN)|
|Internal fuel capacity:||7,000 pounds (3,200 kg)|
|Combat radius:||340 mi (295 nmi, 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with four 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs|
|Ferry range:||2,280 nmi (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks|
|Service ceiling:||50,000+ ft (15,240+ m)|
|Rate of climb:||50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)|
|Wing loading:||88.3 lb/ft² (431 kg/m²)|
|Thrust/weight:||1.095 (1.24 with loaded weight & 50% internal fuel)|
|Maximum g-load:||+9.0 g|
The ARH Tiger is a world class armed reconnaissance helicopter capable of multi-role excellence. The ARH Tiger Program is delivering a state-of-the-art armed reconnaissance helicopter to the Army, a capability that the Army previously has not had.
The ARH Tiger is a two-seat, attack helicopter designed to perform a wide range of missions. Faster and more agile than its competitors, the ARH Tiger can detect and engage targets at longer ranges. The Tiger boasts sophisticated avionics and mission equipment capability. Under the Air 87 Program, the Commonwealth of Australia ordered 22 ARH Tigers to serve Australia for many years.
The Tiger’s stealthy design, agility and integrated sensor and weapons systems make it ideal for operating in both the reconnaissance and fire support roles. The roof-mounted sight permits high speed on escort missions and gives extreme angular accuracy for day and night target designation. In heavy fire support roles, the Tiger ARH uses stand-off missiles, capable of defeating all current and projected armoured vehicles, as well as strong points, day or night and in adverse weather.
The Tiger incorporates cutting-edge technologies, including: composite airframe to minimise weight and reduce radar cross-section; latest-generation engines and rotors; integrated suite of sensors and weapons. Inherently stealthy in radar cross-section, the Tiger employs infra-red suppression techniques to minimise infra-red detection.
AGM-114 Hellfire II Air-To-Ground Missile System
The AGM-114 (Hellfire II) provides heavy anti-armour capability. The missile is laser-guided and has an inbuilt laser seeker that can read a specially coded laser being reflected off a target. This target can be marked either before launching the missile, after launch or even by a remote source, such as a soldier on the ground. This versatility provides the helicopter with a far greater survivability and the ability to attack without moving into a target's vision.
The ARH is equipped with a GIAT 30mm DEFA M781 cannon in a chin-mounted turret (below the helicopter's nose). It can be used for engaging ground or air targets, and has a rate of fire up to 750 rounds per minute. The M781 is a dual feed weapon allowing for two different types of ammunition to be stored and selected. The weapon can be controlled via the Helmet-Mounted Sight Display, which can direct the aim of the cannon accurately to where the battle captain is looking using sensors within the helmet and cockpit.
Developing Australian industry capability
The ARH Tiger Program has delivered an in-country design and development environment for hardware and mission software. Australian Aerospace is responsible for overall program management and through-life support management, as well as assembly and delivery of ground crew training devices. Thales Australia is responsible for part of update and support of the avionics and mission systems and will fully develop and manufacture the Ground Mission Planning and Control System. Kellogg Brown and Root, together with Thales Training and Simulation, is developing and supporting the training program, including providing air crew training devices. Avalon Systems, with European OEM support (EADS), is responsible for development of the Electronic Warfare Mission Support System.
|Empty Weight:||3,950 kg|
|Max Weight:||6,000 kg|
|Rotor Diameter:||Main rotor 13 m, Tail Rotor 2.5 m|
|Max Speed:||290 km/h|
|Service Ceiling:||4,000 m|
The Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A and F/A-18B Hornets are multi-role fighter aircraft, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
Both the single seat F/A-18A and twin seat F/A-18B can undertake air interception, air combat, close air support of ground troops, and interdiction of enemy supply lines including shipping.
Based at RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Tindal, the 71 F/A-18A/B Hornets are an integral part of Australia’s air combat capability. The fleet has undergone a major avionics upgrade to ensure effective operations for the next 10 years.
In the last two years, the F/A-18A/Bs have participated in a range of exercises including Exercise Bersama Lima and Exercise Bersama Shield in Malaysia, Exercise Red Flag in Alaska and Exercise Pitch Black in the Northern Territory.
The F/A-18A/B Hornet is operated by:
The Hornet is capable of air-to-air refuelling from the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport.
Air Force’s 71 F/A-18A/B Hornets will be replaced with 72 fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II aircraft from 2018.
The Hornet was developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps and has been a very successful aircraft. It is also used by Canada, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Spain and Switzerland.
|Manufacturer:||Boeing (originally McDonnell-Douglas)|
|Engine:||Two low-bypass F404-GE-400 turbofans (7,258kg thrust each)|
|Airframe:||Length: 17.1 m, height: 4.7 m|
|Weight:||10,660 kg basic, 20,412 kg maximum|
|Speed:||Mach 1.8 (2,200km/h)|
|Ceiling:||Above 45,000 feet|
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22's airframe and weapons systems and did its final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.
The aircraft was variously designated F-22 and F/A-22 before it formally entered service in December 2005 as the F-22A. After a protracted development and despite operational issues, the USAF considers the F-22 critical to its tactical air power, and says that the aircraft is unmatched by any known or projected fighter. The Raptor's combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and situational awareness gives the aircraft unprecedented air combat capabilities.
|Role:||Stealth air superiority fighter|
|Engine Thrust Class:||35,000 lb / 15,876 kg|
|Airframe:||Length: 18.90 m, height: 5.08 m|
The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Boomerang was a single seat fighter/army cooperation aircraft powered by a 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S3C4G Twin Wasp 14 cylinder twin row radial engine.
Built in response to Australia's urgent need for fighter aircraft in WWII, the Boomerang utilised the design principles and construction techniques of the Wirraway advanced trainer, already in production at CAC. Such was the speed of its development that no actual prototype was produced.
The first five production aircraft were already under construction before the first aircraft flew. From official approval by the Government to proceed with the Boomerang production to the time of the first official flight was a little over sixteen weeks, a remarkable achievement by world standards. The Boomerang still remains to this day the only fully Australian designed and built fighter aircraft to see production.
Following the flight of the first Boomerang on 29th May 1942, a further 249 Boomerangs were constructed under four separate contracts between 1942 and 1945. Model designations were CA-12, CA-13, CA-19 and one CA-14 experimental turbocharged version. This same aircraft A46-1001 was later subjected to further major design changes and redesignated the CA-14A.
This Boomerang was built in 1943 and flown by Nos. 4, 5, 83, 84 and 85 Squadrons RAAF in a home-defence role, undertaking escort duties for shipping convoys and in operations against the Japanese. It excelled in low-level army cooperation work over the New Guinea jungles, tasks which included directing artillery fire, marking targets for P-40 Kittyhawks and Corsair aircraft and providing aerial protection for ground troops.
|Manufacturer:||Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation|
|Engine:||Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S3C4G
1200 Hp (895 kW)
|Airframe:||Length: 25' 9 ", 8.15 m Height: 9' 7", 2.92 m|
|Wingspan:||36' 0", 10.97m|
|Armanent:||Two 20mm Hispano or CAC manufactured cannons
Four 0.303” Browning machine guns
Bombs could be substituted when the large drop tank was not carried.
|Performance:||Maximum Speed: 265 knots : 305 mph : 491 km/h
Cruise Speed: 165 knots : 190 mph : 305 km/h
The AP-3C Orion is an extremely versatile aircraft capable of land and maritime surveillance, anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, naval fleet support, and search and rescue operations.
The Orion aircraft first entered military service in 1968 as the P-3B model, with the P-3C variant first introduced in 1978. Following several modification projects the significantly upgraded AP-3C Orion (current) were introduced into service in 2002. The AP-3C is a significantly enhanced capability from the first P-3B model; now fitted with a variety of sensors, including digital multi-mode radar, electronic support measures, electro-optics detectors (infra-red and visual), magnetic anomaly detectors, friend or foe identification systems and acoustic detectors. Based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, in 2012 the AP-3C Orion ceased 10 years of operational service in the Middle East, completing 2,400 missions with more than 3,500 personnel deployed throughout the period.
The AP-3C Orion aircraft is currently deployed on Operations RESOLUTE, GATEWAY, SOLANIA providing support to Border Protection and Fisheries patrols within the South East Asia and Pacific regions. On these missions the AP-3C Orion may work alone or in conjunction with other aircraft or ships. Wartime missions could include maritime strike using eithertorpedoes and/or Harpoon anti-shipping missiles. Due to the AP-3C's excellent surveillance abilities, the Orion is often called on to assist civil authorities in maritime search and rescue operations including survivor search and supply (air drop) missions. Notably, the AP-3C Orion was the primary Australian aircraft utilised in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
The AP-3C Orion is in the process of a graduated draw down to retirement with the final aircraft planned withdrawal date in 2021. The AP-3C will be replaced by the P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton who will perform the vital functions of long range maritime patrol.
|Role:||Maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare|
|Engine:||Four Allison T56-A-14 (4600 shaft horsepower each)|
|Airframe:||Length: 35.6m, height: 10.44m|
|Speed:||750km/h (405 knots) maximum, 650km/h cruise (350 kts) at 26,000 feet, 370km/h (200 kts) loiter|
Ex airline pilot Nick Caudwell started this ambitious build as a retirement project, even though he’d never built anything before.
Nick has fitted an W670 7 cylinder radial engine, in place of the almost impossible to obtain Bentley BR2 rotary. This engine is pretty much the perfect size both in diameter and depth and about the same power as the Bentley .
Building as authentically as possible is one thing, making it look truly authentic is another altogether. Nick has gone to great lengths to ensure all the instruments in the cockpit are completely original! Quite remarkable for an aircraft that was struck off the register some 87 years ago.
Nick has finished it in the colours of Elywn Roy “Bo” King of Australia No.4 Squadron, thus giving appropriate recognition to the highest scoring Snipe ace.
See the Sopwith Snipe make its debut as part of the flying display at AIRSHOW 2017.