From Top Gun to very light jet
Behind Maverick Jets company stands Jim McCotter, an innovator and pioneer in many entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. McCotter founded the first full color newspapers in the United States in the 70's, the first talent funded news-talk radio stations and the first local news-talk television stations. He then went on to found the first total media conglomerate in a single market: a television group, radio group, newspaper group, internet publishing group and billboards, all in the same market.
That's fine, but if you ask him, Mr. McCotter will say that the aviation industry is his true love. Maverick Jets company is the first company in the world to design, build and sell what are called Very Light Jets or Personal Jets to customers in the United States and around the world. This series of Maverick Jets were called the Leader Jets.
To have a good company you need a good team. Jim McCotter found such partner in Rolland C. Thompson, an exceptional man. Mr. Thompson served 25 years in the U.S. Navy and 4 years in the Army. He was Commander of an Operational Carrier Air Wing and the Strike Warfare Commander for Operation Enduring Freedom, Director of Training at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), Operational Command of an F/A-18 squadron and - Commanding Officer of TOPGUN. So, who's better to join the aircraft company then TOPGUN commander?
That first Maverick has been built in the 90’s, but today McCotter, through Maverick Jets, is again making history with the new SmartJET. The new jet very fast, indeed faster than any other very light jet to all destinations under 700 miles, it takes off and lands on the shortest runways (under 1,500 ft.), it's quieter to fly than any other personal jet and it costs far less to operate than any other personal jet. The maintenance is also very affordable, and yet it has the cabin large enought for five adults and the price is very reasonable: 899,000 dollars.
SmartJET loves to fly at maximum speed of 250 knots, it needs 1320 feet to take off and 1447 feet to land. At 22,000 feet it will cruise at the maximum cruise speed of 290 knots and it will take you 1250 nm from your starting point. SmartJET is a very nice private jet, a great combination of affordable price and superior performances. ■