Desert Aerospace LLC
The dawn of a new age in aviation.
Desert Aerospace is dedicated to bringing emerging aerospace technology to general aviation. Desert Aerospace is currently the world leader in the development of manned microjet aircraft.
Desert Aerospace was founded as Desert Products Co. in 1992. Company President, Bob Carlton, began the company as a part-time endeavor in his garage shop, where he utilized his aviation and manufacturing experience to fabricate a wide variety of custom parts for local aircraft home-builders. Shortly thereafter, Bob began flying airshows, and the company (renamed Desert Aerospace, LLC), took on the tasks of customizing and maintaining Bob's airshow aircraft, as well as designing and fabricating the unique hardware specific to airshow work.
Desert Aerospace, LLC, whose assets now include a 3000 square foot fabrication facility and a 4000 square foot integration/office facility at the Moriarty, NM Municipal Airport, is ready to accept challenging aviation and aerospace projects, and is capable of providing design, fabrication and testing of new systems.
The company is the driving force behind the design of the world's only twin jet sailplane and the Super Salto Jet Sailplane, both of which have been flown by Bob regularly at airshows around the world. Desert Aerospace has also designed the Tst-14 BonusJet Sailplane being used for microJet transition training. Bob was also instrumental in the development of the SubSonex JSX-1 & JSX-2 for Sonex Aircraft. Bob served as cheif test pilot for these aircraft, and provided installation and operation guidance for theSubSonex PBS TJ-100 engine.
As jet engines become smaller and less expensive, Desert Aerospace LLC is poised to help bring jet aircraft to the average business and recreational pilot, as well as exploring other uses for this emerging technology.
The company was instrumental in the design and fabrication of a unique 82' diameter carousel hangar, which holds 8 sailplanes (gliders). The carousel, which is electrically powered, can rotate each of the aircraft to the door in under 1 minute.