anybody have any thoughts? i've been reading about it for about 6 months now and got the chance to see the static display of the javelin at osh kosh this weekend. the salesman said they will be targeting operators interested in all the new and upcoming VLJ's. the top speed is mach .92 i believe, which isn't too shabby, but other than that, it doesn't seem to have much going for it. the only audience i can imagine it will sell to are wealthy folks who don't get to fly on fighter jets, so opt instead to purchase a 2 seat biz jet that lightly resembles one. how can one succeed in a market where the target audience is so minimal? maintenance costs may be low, but what if you're far from these areas? operational costs seem too high to justify flying one person. the majority of people aren't going to look to get typed in an a/c just so they can fly it w/ a coworker joining them on the flight to get more out of the trip than one pilot and one employee.
just curious what people think of this aircraft. i give it 1 1/2 years before they drop the program