Jets and Turboprops

2021 Engine Buyer’s Guide

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Aircraft Engine Buyer's Guide 2021

PBS Aerospace

When it comes to the smell of kerosene in the build-it-yourself world, it’s a story of one. The SubSonex single-seat jet is the one airframe readily available, and the PBS TJ100 Turbojet produced in the Czech Republic is the one engine that airframe is designed for. It’s the one engine with the thrust, size and availability to fit the sport aviation bill.

PBS does not disclose technical or pricing information without a nondisclosure agreement, so we’re unable to report directly on the little jet. But prospective buyers can speak to Sonex Aircraft, LLC, who lists the PBS engine on its website with full supporting hardware for $65,000, or perhaps to Bob Carlton of Vertigo Airshows, who has considerable TJ100 experience both with a SubSonex and on his airshow glider.

The only jet in town: the PBS TJ100. Sonex is the most accessible and experienced source of information on these compact turbines.

Engine ModelDrive TypeHorsepowerWeightPrice
PBS Velká Bíteš
TJ 100 turbojetNAThrust – 247 lbf, 173 continuous43 lb w/accessoriesNot provided
The only jet in town: the PBS TJ100. Sonex is the most accessible and experienced source of information on these compact turbines.
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Pumping avgas and waxing flight school airplanes got Tom into general aviation in 1973, but the lure of racing cars and motorcycles sent him down a motor journalism career heavy on engines and racing. Today he still writes for peanuts and flies for fun.

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