FLS Microjet (BD-5J)
FLS Microjet (Flight-Line-Series) is an improved version of the BD-5J. It has been designed and marketed as a kit by BD-Micro Technologies (BMT). Most of the components conform to the original Bede specifications, but many improvements have been made by BMT.
The first Microjet built from a FLS kit, and having flown, was Justin LEWIS's N60LC (Oklahoma City, USA). The construction was conducted between 2003 and 2010. Due to the complexity of the project, it was continuously monitored by BMT. The first flight, Justin at the controls, took place on January 27, 2011. The flight tests were completed on May 5, 2011. Justin has regularly presented his plane in aerial meetings (in the USA) since the summer of 2011.
FLS Microjet technical data
|Kit Manufacturer||BD-Micro Technologies|
|Type||Light sport Jet|
|First flight||January 2011|
|Nb. built||>= 4|
|Max ratings||127 kg||280 lbs|
|Span||5,18 m||17 ft|
|Length||4,57 m||15 ft|
|Empty||195 kg||430 lbs|
|Useful Load (average)||kg||lbs|
|Fuel capacity||133,5 l||30 US Gal.|
|Max. permissible||390 kg||860 lb|
|Vne - Max. speed||515 km/h||320 mph|
|Vno - Max. speed in ope.||km/h||mph|
|Vs - Stall speed||108 km/h||67 mph|
|Max. rate of climb||m/s||ft/min|
|Max Range||370 km||200 nm|
|Best gliding ratio|
|Take off distance||m||ft|
|G limits||+6 GS||-GS|
This Microjet is serial number 7. Bernard J Gamache is its builder, and the owner is Lupa Linn Adventures LLC (Yakima, Washington).
The first flight took place in 2016/2017. The aircraft was present at Air Venture 2018. He was one of the Lindy Award winners in the Kit Outstanding Workmanship category
This aircraft is Serial number #8 in the series and was built by L. D. Jeffries with the help and on-site support of the BD-Micro support team.
The first flight, took place on April 24, 2017, with Justin Lewis at the controls.
L.D. Jeffries and his Microjet named "Lil Devill" flew for the first time together at the end of June 2017. Now he use the aircraft for performing in air shows across North America