Desert Aerospace, LLC. is the driving force behind the design of the world's first twin jet sailplane, the Super Salto Jet Sailplane and the FoxJet twin jet sailplane. All of which have been flown by Vertigo Airshows regularly at airshows around the world. Desert Aerospace has also developed turbine systems for the BonusJet, DG808J and Arcus-J.
Bob served as the chief test pilot for these aircraft, as well as being test pilot and engine consultant for the SubSonex microjet airplane.
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 BonusJet is the first truly practical jet self-launching sailplane.
Desert Aerospace designed the Tst-14 BonusJet Sailplane for soaring, research, and microJet transition training.
Simply, the highest performing sailplane in the world. The Arcus-J fleet has been smashing world competitions as well as doing high altitude research.
One Arcus-J was recently flown over 3000 km in a single soaring flight.
Some Arcus-J's have been fitted with NVG equipment.
Twin turbine sailplane
Beauty IS the Beast
Premiering in 2024 under the Vertigo Airshows banner, the FoxJet will set the airshow world on fire! FoxJet has TWO PBS TJ-100 engines for ripping to altitude, while still maintaining the capability of the elegant aerial ballet that Vertigo Airshows is most famous for.