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Welcome to JADE

JADE is an acronym for Jonathan’s Aeronautical Design and Engineering. We’re not a very big company; in fact, if you see the word “we” on this website, you can safely replace it with the word “I”. I (the “Jonathan” of Jonathan’s Aeronautical Design and Engineering) have been designing and building flying things since I was in elementary school in the early 1980s. Many of these were small free-flight gliders, some were .049-powered control-line airplanes, and a lot of them have been radio controlled aircraft. Over the course of the last ten years or so, I’ve also put quite a lot of work into a full-scale Van’s RV-3 and then an RV-4, co-owned with a friend of mine. I don’t have an engineering degree, so the “engineering” part of the JADE acronym simply implies that a lot of thought gets put into the aerodynamics, structural strength, building process, etc, applicable to the things I design. I do have an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence, as well as a Commercial Pilot’s licence, and since the mid-1990s I have worked as a pilot, flight instructor, aircraft mechanic, and aircraft maintenance instructor. As much as aircraft interest me, and have been a central part of my day-to-day activities since I was quite young, my life is based on something much more solid and unchanging than the aviation world – that Jesus Christ died to pay the price for my sins so that I can live in a relationship with God Himself while I walk on this earth, and forever after when my life here is over. That’s the hope that keeps me going. Enjoy the pictures and info on these web pages (buy some plans, if you’re so inclined). If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at jonathan@jadeaircraft.com. Happy flying Jonathan

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