Tom Larkin - Mini Jet Airshows
The "star" of MINI JET AIRSHOWS is a modified SubSonex Jet, otherwise known as JSX003. The SubSonex is an Experimental Jet that comes as a kit from the Sonex factory in Oshkosh, WI. It weighs 500 lbs, goes up to 300 mph, and it is fully aerobatic. This particular aircraft was the first kit ever sold and flown, and it has been flying for approximately 4 years. The jet is powered by the PBS TJ-100 engine from the Czech Republic, and at full throttle it is capable of producing 258 lbs of thrust while burning 45 gallons/hr of jet fuel.
As beautiful as the jet is, there is no paint on it. It is completely wrapped in a vinyl covering, similar to a show car. The smoke system is totally custom and it puts out a tremendous smoke trail from start to finish, burning about 7 gallons of smoke oil per show.
During the show, pilot Tom Larkin will be performing a cross section of maneuvers that he routinely used while instructing and flying fighters in the Air Force. Mini Jet Airshows is the culmination of a 30+year dream to own and fly a Mini Jet in airshows.