THE XLJ CONCEPT
Desert Aerospace LLC
604 Newport Ct. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
NO TOW PLANE REQUIRED!
The world's only self launching twin jet sailplane
Bob Carlton’s twin jet sailplane represents a quantum leap forward in light aircraft design. Utilizing true jet engines weighing only 5 pounds each, this unique aircraft not only self-launches, but flies at speeds up to 115 MPH and is capable of performing a full jet-powered, low-level aerobatic display with multi-engine reliability. The twin jet pylon is also fully retractable, making the Silent-J an excellent soaring aircraft.
THE ALISPORT Silent-J JET SAILPLANE
Powered by twin AMT-USA AT-450 engines, the highly modified Alisport Silent-J is the only sailplane on the airshow circuit capable of performing a low-level, jet-powered airshow performance. Utilizing the exclusive retractable engine pylon, the Silent-J climbs to altitude without a tow plane. The performance begins with a spectacular exhibition of graceful sailplane aerobatics, choreographed to classical music, and featuring the world-famous Silent Wings smoke. When the original altitude is spent, most sailplanes must land. But not this sailplane! By simply adding power from the twin jet pylon, the graceful sailplane is quickly transformed into a true low-level aerobatics machine. Accompanied by an ever-quickening musical score, the Silent-J cavorts at ground level with loops, rolls hammerheads and spins. Beauty has become the Beast!