This year’s Sun ’n Fun is one of the most interesting fly-ins ever. With the show cancelled last year as the pandemic began to ramp up, it was an open question whether this year’s show would even happen. It has, and the atmosphere is almost joyous. Sun ’n Fun head John “Lites” Leenhouts in his morning briefing said that the world was clearly ready for an air show again. And it’s showing!
There was not one but two Sonex jets at the show. The littlest homebuilt jet is powered by a single, small turbine mounted atop the rear fuselage in front of the V-tail, very much like a Cirrus SF-50 Vision Jet.