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Bob and Laurie Carlton
Vertigo Airshows
604 Newport Ct. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123

Bob: 505-239-5967 (M)

Laurie: 505-239-3792 (M)

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Front View of Jet Salto


Vertigo Airshows introduces the SUPER SALTO
The world's most powerful self launching
jet sailplane

There's nothing else like it in the world! With its military-grade 225 pound thrust jet engine, the Super Salto jet sailplane self-launches and performs both a classic sailplane aerial ballet and screamin' low-level jet aerobatics. No scheduling conflicts and valuable airshow time wasted climbing to altitude. No time wasted hooking up a tow plane or taxiing clear after the performance.

Jet Salto Full View


Powered by the PBS TJ-100 jet engine, the highly modified Super Salto sailplane is the only sailplane on the airshow circuit capable of performing a low-level, jet-powered airshow performance. Utilizing its powerful jet engine, the Super Salto performs a high-speed aerobatic climb to altitude without a tow plane, followed by a spectacular exhibition of graceful sailplane aerobatics, choreographed to classical music, and featuring the world-famous Vertigo Airshows smoke. When the original altitude is spent, most sailplanes must land.

Jet Salto From the Right

But not this sailplane! By simply spooling up the jet engine, the graceful sailplane is quickly transformed into a true low-level aerobatics machine. Accompanied by an ever-quickening musical score, the Super Salto cavorts at ground level with loops, rolls, hammerheads, spins and vertical penetration never dreamed of by a sailplane.

Beauty has become the Beast!

To see the development pictures of the Super Salto, click here. History