Cool video of the week: Jet-Powered Ultralight

Cool video of the week: Jet-Powered Ultralight

 Have you ever heard of a jet-powered ultralight? Dean Arnold recently uploaded this amazing footage of the maiden flight of the his Sirocket, the first twin engine jet-powered “microlight” in the UK. Filmed at the Damyn’s Hall Airfield, the Sirocket is a composite monoplane design normally powered by a 40hp gasoline engine and pusher propeller. Sounding exactly like a Lear jet on takeoff, this new version is powered by two RC grade JetCat P200SX turbine engines. We’ll bet it’s crazy fun to fly!

And the view from the cockpit:

Updated: January 1, 2012 — 6:08 PM
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