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Sonex Displays New JSX-2T Jet Trainer Kit
Sonex LLC displayed its new JSX-2T jet trainer kit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Owner and President Mark Schaible said the kit is “absolutely the most inexpensive jet trainer in the world.” Schaible said customers approached Sonex asking for a two-seat or trainer version as more SubSonex JSX-2 kits were sold and flown, especially as it appeared in air shows.
Customers need transition training for personal jets even outside the SubSonex community. Schaible said the PBS TJ100-E3S turbojet engine is what makes both the SubSonex and the trainer version affordable. The SubSonex JSX-2T is available only as a quick-build kit, and it’s priced at $66,000 plus engine, avionics, and builder-selected options. Schaible estimated the kit can be completed for less than $155,000. Currently, 16 single-seat SubSonex jets are flying, and the kit serial numbers are up to 56, so there are many more in progress or preparing to fly.
The JSX-2T should cruise about 200 mph, carries 50 gallons of usable fuel in a rotationally molded polyethylene fuel tank, and is equipped with electrically retractable landing gear. It will be fully aerobatic with an estimated range of 360 miles with a 30-minute fuel reserve.
Sonex is located in the Homebuilt Aircraft Display area in Booth 602.