Miller-Bohannon JM-2 Pushy Galore
|Role||Homebuilt Formula One Air Racing aircraft|
|National origin||United States|
|Designer||Jim W Miller and Bruce Bohannon|
|First flight||Early 1989|
|Status||Sole example in the AirVenture Museum|
|Developed from||Miller JM-2|
The Miller-Bohannon JM-2 Special, named Pushy Galore, is a one-of-a-kind American homebuilt Formula One racing and record-setting aircraft. It was based upon Jim W Miller's Miller JM-2 design, highly modified by Bruce Bohannon.
Design and development
Bohannon began construction of Pushy Galore in 1988 and first flew it in the early part of 1989, first entering it in a race in June 1989.
The aircraft features a cantilever mid-wing, a single-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed main tricycle landing gear with a retractable nose wheel, a t-tail, nose mounted canard and a single engine in pusher configuration.
Only one example was ever built.
Bohannan also used the aircraft to set world time-to-climb records in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) C-1.A class. At AirVenture 1994 Bohannan set a new world time-to-climb record, climbing to 6,000 m (19,685 ft) in 12 minutes and 50 seconds. In January 1996, Bohannan climbed the aircraft to 9,000 m (29,528 ft) in 41 minutes and 35 seconds, setting class world time-to-climb, absolute altitude and altitude in horizontal flight records. In July 1996 at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Bohannan set a third FAI class time-to-climb record of 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in three minutes and eight seconds.
After the climb records were set in 1996 Bohannan retired the aircraft and in 1998 donated it to the AirVenture Museum. Bohannon later went on to set many more time-to-climb records in his successor to Pushy Galore, the Bohannon B-1.
Aircraft on display
Specifications (JM-2 Special Pushy Galore)
Data from AirVenture Museum
- Crew: one
- Length: 17 ft 2 in (5.23 m)
- Wingspan: 18 ft 5 in (5.61 m)
- Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-200A four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 100 hp (75 kW)
- Maximum speed: 250 mph (400 km/h, 220 kn)
- Experimental Aircraft Association (2013). "Miller-Bohannan JM-2 Special "Pushy Galore" – N189BB". Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Retirern' Tiger". Archived from the original on 26 February 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Bruce Bohannon". Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Experimental Aircraft Association (2013). "Miller-Bohannan JM-2 Special "Pushy Galore" – Specifications". Retrieved 16 October 2013.