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Our Mission at Sonex Aircraft:

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is committed to providing the recreational aviation community innovative, cost-effective and efficient aircraft kits, powerplants, and accessories and supporting them with industry-leading customer service.

In addition, Sonex provides leadership to the grass-roots homebuilt community to protect the experimental-amateur built rules and cultivates new pilots and airplane builders through educational efforts.

Our Vision:

To continue the Sonex Aircraft heritage of Product Innovation, Affordability, Simplicity, Versatility, Performance, Engineering, and Quality and to expand these themes into a broader aviation marketplace.


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Sonex Aircraft News:

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Kerry Fores Celebrates 15 Years of Service!

Congratulations to Kerry Fores, who celebrates his 15-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC this month! Kerry has been with Sonex Aircraft since January 2003, but volunteered his time beginning in 1999 after learning of John Monnett's plans to develop the Sonex design. As Technical Communications Manager at Sonex, Kerry is primarily reponsible for leading our technical support efforts, while writing, maintaining and managing Sonex Aircraft technical manuals, instruction sheets and other documentation.

Read more about Kerry, and the rest of the Sonex Aircraft Team!

Bob Carlton Wins 2017 Art Scholl Award!

Sonex Aircraft is thrilled to congratulate Bob and Laurie Carlton of Vertigo Airshows for winning the 2017 Art Scholl Showmanship Award!

Sonex Aircraft was first introduced to Bob Carlton in 2009 while evaluating the PBS TJ-100 turbojet to power the SubSonex. Bob's experience with the TJ-100 and aircraft like his Super Salto jet powered sailplane made him a natural fit to lead the SubSonex test flight program with first flight in 2011. With SubSonex JSX-2, Bob has campaigned around the country and internationally showing-off the impressive capabilities of the SubSonex with his spectacular day and night pyro airshow performances.

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Sonex Holiday Shutdown:
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Sonex Aircraft will once again shut-down during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day (December 25th thru January 1st) for year-end inventory and to allow our staff to enjoy the season with their families.

If you have any urgent order needs that you must receive before Christmas (subject to availability), place your orders immediately - time is running out!

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Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Steve Severson Celebrates 4 Years of Service!

Congratulations to Steve Severson, who celebrates his 4-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC this month! A US Navy veteran, Steve joined the Sonex staff as a Purchasing Agent in December, 2013, and now also runs our Warehouse operations. Steve has a diverse background in the warehouse and inventory fields and is a graduate from FVTC with an Associates of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management. In addition, he also graduated from FVTC in 2000 with a A.A.S. in Computer Networking.

Read more about Steve, and the rest of the Sonex Aircraft Team!

Sonex-B First Flight: Leroy Brandt

Congratulations to Leroy Brandt of Dane, Wisconsin, whose Sonex-B Conversion (S/N 0393B) Flew for the first time on November 28th! Leroy's UL 260iS Powered, Tri-Gear aircraft is the first customer B-Model example to fly!

" flew very well," writes Leroy. "Thanks to my ground crew Jerry, cal and Hallis. This is going to be a fun airplane again." Gold Wings are on the way!

Special Note: Customer already had a UL Power engine available for this project, but it did not have the prop hub length specified for a Sonex Aircraft B-Model, which is the reason for the top cowling modifications shown. With the Sonex-specified prop hub length, no modifications are required to the B-Model cowling for UL Power engines.

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Avemco Insurance Company Offers Another New Insurance Option for Sonex Aircraft

"Avemco wants to insure your Sonex"
Sonex Aircraft is pleased to announce that Avemco Insurance Company has been added to our web site as an additional insurance option for our customers. Avemco offers project and flying aircraft solutions for liability and hull coverage, offers extended insurance after you sell your homebuilt, and welcomes purchasers of used Sonex Aircraft.

Avemco accepts orientation flight time in-type with regular pilots (no requirement for flight time with a CFI), or time in similar handling aircraft. 

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Another Great SubSonex Video!

Our friends at have posted another great SubSonex Peronsal Jet video, interviewing SubSonex airshow performer Bob Carlton about his experiences with the amazing little jet on the airshow circuit. The SubSonex jet has made the dream of flying a jet a reality for people who might not have otherwise been able to check that box on their bucket list. At AirVenture, Bob Carlton told Aero-News that the jet is everything one might expect in a Very, Very Light Jet. Isn't it about time you checked that item off of your bucket list? It's time to Get Your Jet!

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Sonex First Flight: Paul LaRue

Congratulations to Paul LaRue of Dearborn, Michigan, whose Jabiru 3300 Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1509) flew for the first time on December 21st! "It was quite a day," writes Paul. "I met the FAA airworthiness inspector at 10am, and had the certificate before 11am. The Sonex flew great. The landing was the part that I was most concerned with skill wise... It turns out that the landing was incredibly easy. At about 3 feet off the runway, it felt like a cushion of air was gently lowering me down. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to []; it’s been a valuable resource. I also want to thank Kerry at Sonex [technical support] for the patient and accurate advice. Having dealt with other less than helpful companies, it’s always refreshing to deal with Sonex." Gold Wings are on the way to Paul!

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Sonex Builder Events: Florida Sonex Association Holds Marion County Airport BBQ!

"The FSA Members Fly-In BBQ and meeting at the Marion County Airport on Saturday November 18th was a huge success," writes Florida Sonex Association president Mike January.

"53 Members and sponsored guests drove or flew in. A total 12 aircraft flew in, 7 Sonex, 2 Waiex, RV12, Wittman Buttercup and Avid Flyer. Members met under a sunny Florida sky to enjoy the camaraderie, look at other Sonex aircraft, make new friends, update old friendships and plan Fly outs, Fly-ins, workshops and seminars for the coming year.

Special thanks go out to the Marion County Airport management and staff for all their support and the use of the new facility.

Very special thanks also to our FSA volunteers, my wife Anna, Dale Johnson, Jerry & Carol Sheetz, Jack and Beth Leidenheimer and FSA pilot Builder Jim Ballenger. Without them we could not have had the special day we all enjoyed.

Members all were impressed with the new airport facilities, fuel prices and generous ramp spaces for parking aircraft. We could get a lot of Sonex aircraft on this ramp for sure. 

FSA photographer Beth Leidenheimer provided us with photos s of the event. The photographs have published on the FSA website at Thank you all for a great start to our flying season." 

Sonex Aircraft would like to thank Mike January along with all other event organizers, attendees and sponsors for making another grass roots Sonex builder event such a success!

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Sonex First Flight: Tim Mobbs

Congratulations to Tim Mobbs of Seething, Norfolk, England, whose AeroVee Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1555) flew for the first time on November 9th! "The test programme is continuing well," writes Tim. "From 1943, Seething was the base of the 448th Bomb Group of the USAAF and their 'assembly ship' was a yellow and black chequered B24 called 'You Cawn't Miss It.' So my Sonex (registered G-YCMI) is also chequered in part, and we have incorporated the black letter 'I' on a white circle born by all the Seething based Liberators." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Sonex First Flight: Javier Palejko

Congratulations to Javier Palejko and his build partner Ruben Rigo of Posadas, Misiones, Argentina, whose CAMit 3300 Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1707) flew for the first time on December 4th! "The first flight was extremely fun," writes Javier, "everything work as expected, both of us are very excited on the adventures that will come." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Sonex First Flight: Terry Cooper

Congratulations to Terry Cooper of Burlington, Wisconsin, whose AeroVee Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1508) flew for the first time on November 29th! "Judging from the first flight the Sonex is going to be a fun aircraft to fly," writes Terry, "and I am looking forward to phase 1 flight testing and beyond. Thanks to all at Sonex aircraft for their builder assistance during my project, all of the people who stopped by my hangar to offer encouragement, and special thanks to Joe Schmidt and Paul Aydt at Spring City Aviation – KBUU.  Their patience and training methods were key to making the first flight of Sonex N296SX successful." Gold Wings are on the way to Terry!

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Sonex First Flight: John Keith

Congratulations to John Keith of Edmonton, Alberta Canada, whose AeroVee Turbo Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1709) flew for the first time on October 26th! " flew great and ran as well," writes John. "Other than needing a few adjustments to pitch control and the right hand flap (banked to the right) and running a little bit rich all went very well, just a little getting used to the speed. My previous plane was a Quad City Challenger. Thank you for the builder support and for producing a great product. I am extremely happy with how it has turned out." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Complete Info Pack:


Onex Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $28,699*

Sonex B-Model Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $36,506*

Waiex B-Model Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $36,827*

Xenos B-Model Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $40,266*

AeroVee Engine Kit:


Financing Available!

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Build a Sonex Aircraft in Your School!

Through the Sonex Education Initiative, your school, EAA chapter or community organization can receive 10% discount incentives on any Sonex Complete Airframe Kit or AeroVee Engine Kit! Aviation metalworking "Starter Kit" packages are also available.

To find out more, see the official Sonex Education Initiative web site:





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