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Dr. Lewis Jackson's J10


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This roadable aircraft was designed and built by the late Dr. Lewis Jackson of Ohio. It featured a 16-foot long, foldable wing.




From his first test flight in 1956 until his death, he worked on designing a "roadable" airplane that could be stored at home and towed or driven to the airport.

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Dr. Jackson's passion for innovation surfaced at 17.
He mounted a motorcycle engine on a monoplane. A windstorm destroyed the invention before he could fly it, but future designs such as the J-10 flew well.




By his twenties, Lewis Jackson was barnstorming across Indiana and Ohio to earn money for college. In 1939, Jackson earned his commercial license with instructor rating. Within a year he had joined forces with Cornelius Coffey to open Coffey and Jackson Flying School in Chicago. Later that year, Jackson completed advanced aerobatic training and moved to Tuskegee where he received additional aircraft training.


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Jackson became director of training at the Army Air Force 66th Flight Training Detachment, where, under his guidance, three groups of Tuskegee Airmen ranked first among the 22 schools in the Southeast Army Air Corps Training Command. After the war, Jackson moved to Ohio where he worked as an FAA Flight examiner for 13 years. In 1974, Jackson fostered the Business Entrepreneur Program at Sinclair Community College (Sinclair, Ohio).


The information for this page provided by Juan Houston


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