The First FLS Microjet Test Flights (BD-5J)
My other FLS Microjet videos:
1) http://youtu.be/V1_y_KXK8Qo Short clip of a low pass.
2) http://youtu.be/3UJCm1Pw7PY A side view looking aft.
3) http://youtu.be/LwoRJdOLiwE Cam attached to the belly.
4) http://youtu.be/wFJ79BtG12k Formation Flight.
5) http://youtu.be/gjyxKmibPb4 Short clip from of flying from the
I'm striving to gain a sponsor and perform in airshows across the country
while serving as an A-10 pilot in the ANG. More information and pictures
can be found on my website http://www.flsmicrojet.com. Up to date
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The FLS Microjet is a small but high performance jet-powered aircraft built
from an amateur homebuilder kit. The design was originally developed in
the 1970's by Jim Bede of Bede Aircraft, Inc. and designated as the BD-5.
The FLS Microjet is an updated version of the BD-5J with today's technology
This video highlights the first few test flights of the FLS Microjet that
took place in January 2011. Working with BD-Micro Technologies, Inc, I was
privileged to be the test pilot and first customer of the FLS Microjet.
If your interested in purchasing an FLS Microjet kit, please refer to
BD-Micro Technologies for more information at http://www.bd-micro.com
Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???
My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary
speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight
emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63
I failed to plug the camera mike in so you don't hear the engine monitor
blaring out alarms or chatter between other pilots and myself.
Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until
landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear
up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded.
Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power
was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights
at 500 ft or less, often 6 to 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level
maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power
was available during the entire flight.
Glasair 1RG Fly By 260 MPH - Subaru EG33 Motor
Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru
Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before
experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed
Landing a taildragger Smaragd/Peregrine
Describes 3-point and main wheel landing of a rather fast low wing
ultralight/lsa. Not perfect but giving a rough idea of what's happening.
This is far away from being typical as the aircraft is a taildragger but it
doesn't show the beasty stuff of a typical taildragger. This video is just
the reaction to the question why someone converts a rock solid nose wheel
aircraft into a taildragger. Well, as you can see there are no
disadvantages with the conversion but a taildragger just looks that little