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Super Salto Jet

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Bob Carlton's Super Salto has been retrofitted with a 225 lbf thrust TJ100 jet engine from PBS in the Czech Republic. Powered by this Jet engine, the highly modified Super Salto jet sailplane self-launches and performs both a classic sailplane aerial ballet and screamin' low-level jet aerobatics.

The first flight of the Super Salto Jet Sailplane took place on October 8, 2008.

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Bob with the Super Salto after a test flight (Photo by Mark Mocho)
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Bob with the Super Salto after an Arizona practice flight (Photo by Bill Pearson)
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Front view of the Super Salto (Photo by Bill Pearson)
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Oblique view of the Super Salto (Photo by Bob Carlton)
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August 2, Oshkosh Air Venture 2009. With courtesy of Bruce Leibowitz
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July 27, 2010. Wittman Regional Airport, WI. With courtesy of Jim Bauer.