Hoo­ley JETEZ de­stroyed

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The unique JETEZ home­built cre­ated by Jet­blue air­line pi­lot Lance Hoo­ley was de­stroyed and its builder-pi­lot killed in Au­gust when it lost is left wing in flight. Hoo­ley had spent thir­teen years build­ing the air­craft, which was based on the Burt Ru­tandesigne­d Longez, and was pow­ered by an 840lb st Gen­eral Elec­tric GE-T58-8 jet en­gine, which gave it a max­i­mum speed of 250kt at 17,000ft. The JETEZ won the Best Owner De­sign award in the Home­built cat­e­gory at 2017’s EAA Sun ’n Fun.

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