N5184U Eclipse VLJ SINGLE ENGINE first flight


[ ]Eclipse Aviation](http://www.eclipseaviation.com)
[ ]ANN exclusive on first flight](http://www.aero-news.net/news/commbus.cfm?ContentBlockID=f726dd2a-57e8-4525-bed6-444ee3e7f08e&Dynamic=1)
[ ]FAA registry](http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=5184U&cmndfind.x=17&cmndfind.y=15)


looks a lot like the Cirrus Jet. :unamused: :unamused:


Only uglier.
Looks like something a child put together. Like one of those foam airplanes we used to play with as kids, with a bottle rocket strapped to its back.


All that glass and a hand held GPS. :unamused:


[ ]VIDEO from YouTube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxOOX8oMnfw&eurl=) here is the Press Conference at Oshkosh as the ECJ is announced, and suddenly appears!!!


I just got back from Oshkosh and saw this plane in person. I thought it looked great - like a downsized military jet. From the crowds around it and the discussions I overheard, it was a big hit.


Me too, CAFlier. It was difficult to get photos because of the crowd around it. I was amazed how the engine sits at the same level as the roof of the cockpit. It does look like a toy though, and I’d love to see it in the air. I posted a photo in the Oshkosh topic but here’s a couple more.


I saw it at Oshkosh too. In the mockup they had a spin throttle which the FAA will in no way allow. Its great that the designers are thinking though.


great pics! I heard some grumbling on another board about Eclipse wasting their time/resources on this plane when they don’t have their in-market plane completely certified and their paying customers taken care of. It’s a fair point.


[ ]PHOTO](http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1241009/L/) really nice photograph from airliners.net