AIRCRAFT: FLS MicroJet
COMPANY: Lewis & Clark Performance
The FLS Microjet is a high performance, aerobatic, single seat, low-wing, all metal, 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. It was a public sensation and fueled homebuilders with dreams of owning a high performance propeller or jet aircraft at a fraction of the normal cost.
AIRPORT: KCVH, Hollister CA
PILOT: Kevin Walker
Kevin of Fox 3 Jet Warbirds is a demonstration pilot that flies the L-39C Albatros jet. This 3,900 Lb thrust turbofan is a great performer and was designed to get pilots ready for the front line Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter jets. Some countries have used the L-39 in a light attack role as well. The L-39 is also used widely for jet upset training for corporate and airline pilots and crew.
Kevin has been flying for more than 25 years. He has been flying the former Soviet satellite jet aircraft for the past several years after many years in a variety of aerobatic aircraft. Kevin, a commercial rated pilot, enjoys sharing all aspects of flight with all who have a love of aviation – especially our next generation of aviators.