The website for light jet aviation enthusiasts
🍼 Genesis of Minijets Website
We started our research in 1990. They were accompanied from 2001 by a work of publication on Internet. The Minijets website was created in 2003. It is not finished, and may never be exhaustive. On the other hand it can be largely improved with your help. If you identify an error, an inaccuracy, have information, anecdotes, photos, ... contact us!
♥ A passion
When you have a hobby, you often want to share it with others. It is our case with Minijets. Our elders were thinking minijet as an aero club aircraft, when today we think more Ultra-lights. Back to history, despite first successful testings in the Fifties, Minijets were more costly to operate when compare to other aircraft and therefore have rarely been built in series But, history repeats itself, says the common saying, again confirmed by the fact that, in recent years, Minijet propusion have been rediscovered (powered gliders, BD5J, Subsonex, ...).
If the word Minijet was used for the first time in 1950 (to commercially name the SIPA 200) our objective when creating this site was to use it to present aircraft powered by low-power engines.
There was no desire on our side to propose an engine classification based on thrust. The one we use here was chosen for the presentation of the website.