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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.

 

 

Onex First Flight: Gary Anders
03-03-15

Congratulations to Gary Anders of Enola, Pennsylvania whose VW powered, tri-gear Onex (S/N ONX0046) flew for the first time on February 21st! "I am so happy with the performance of this plane," writes Gary. "I have four hours on it already and couldn't be happier. Thank you Sonex staff for all your help. I'm not sure what I like more, building or flying the Onex. It was a great experience all around." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Kit Price Increases to Take Effect April 6th:
Order Now and Save!
02-24-15

Sonex Aircraft will be making several kit price increases effective Monday, April 6th. The increases reflect the growing value of each kit, as well as continuing cost increases for parts and materials, while still offering the best value for dollar:

  • Complete Airframe Kits, Kit Minus Tail Packages, and Quick Build Kits will increase in price by $1,000.
  • Sub-Kits will increase in price by approximately 5 percent each.
  • Dual Stick upgrade price for the Sonex Complete Airframe Kit, Kit Minus Tail Package and Quick Build Kit will increase to $325.

The Best Value for Dollar:


Compare the kit of today (pictured above)
to our kits from 15 years ago (pictured
below) - only a $2,208* difference in price!
*Sonex Complete Airframe
Kit in 2015 dollars.


Recent Kit Improvement: Wing Ribs
cut to final shape with pilot holes


Recent Kit Improvement:
Machined Tailwheel Assemblies


Recent Kit Improvement:
Matched-Hole Formed Parts

Order Now to Secure Current Pricing:
As a courtesy to all current and prospective Sonex Aircraft customers, we are announcing this new pricing now, and honoring current pricing for all orders received with 1/3rd deposit payment by April 6, 2015. If you've been considering a Sonex Aircraft purchase in the near future, there's never been a better time to buy.

Increase your Savings with a Sonex Workshop:
If you have not yet attended one of our Sonex Builders' Workshop events, you can still take advantage of current pricing and our Workshop Discount Incentives with an order placed by April 6th. Buy now at full price, and receive Workshop discounts as a credit to your account after attending any future Workshop. Our next Workshop will be held March 7-8, 2015 so Sign-Up Today!

The Best Performance Per Dollar – and Still the Best Value in the Industry!
We recently pulled a July 20, 2000 pricing sheet from the archives, ran all of the numbers, and discovered that we are an even better deal today than we were in Y2K! A Sonex Complete Airframe Kit in 2000 was priced at $11,120. Run that against the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ CPI Inflation Calculator, and that equates to $15,287.48 in today’s dollar for a year 2000 kit with far-fewer features. With the April 6, 2015 Sonex kit price at $17,495,that’s an increase in price of only $2,208 over 15 years!

And look how much more Sonex Complete Airframe Kit customers get for their money today, than in 2000:

The July, 2000 pricing sheet advertised a $600 Complete Airframe Kit discount. Today’s Sonex Complete Airframe Kit price includes an incredible $3,815 kit discount vs. the retail price of each individual part!

Calculate Your Building Costs:
With so many of our competitors' aircraft kits, it’s too hard to determine your total costs to get a kit flying. Make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples when comparing prices and features! Use our current pricing, or factor-in the new pricing above (for purchase after April 6th) to calculate your building budget using our Sonex Aircraft Total Cost Worksheet today!

Learn More About Sonex Aircraft Building Options!

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Joe Norris Celebrates 2 Years of Service!
02-20-15

Congratulations to Joe Norris, who celebrates his 2-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC this month! Joe serves as the Chief Flight Instructor for the Sonex T-Flight Transition Training Program, handles all fleet maintenance for Sonex factory aircraft, is an assistant in the R&D department, and is a Technical Support Representative.

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

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Ryan Grady Celebrates 3 Years of Service!
02-20-15

Congratulations to Ryan Grady, who celebrates his 3-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC this month! Ryan is a full-time Warehouse Associate with Sonex, helping the Warehouse team to package and ship your kit, engine and parts orders every day.

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

First SubSonex Kit Delivered!
New JSX-2 Pilots Minted; Bob Carlton Receives JSX-2 Low-Level Waiver; New Videos Posted!
02-16-15


The first SubSonex Ultra-Quick
Build Kit, ready to ship!


The SubSonex kit fits nicely inside the
optional Triton TC 167 trailer

Sonex Aircraft is excited to report the achievement of several major milestones in the SubSonex Personal Jet program during the month of February: The first SubSonex kit shipped from the Sonex factory; Four new SubSonex model JSX-2 pilots were minted in Moriarty, NM; and Bob Carlton received his Low-Level Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card for the SubSonex, in-preparation for the 2015 air show season!

First SubSonex Kit Delivered:
On Thursday, February 12th, the first SubSonex kit left Sonex Aircraft headquarters in Oshkosh, destined for customer Redge Greenberg of Durango, Colorado. The Ultra-Quick Build Kit was transported in the optionally available Triton TC 167 enclosed trailer by Sonex staff to Greenberg's home.

This week, two more kits will be delivered to customers in Ontario Canada and Pennsylvania, with kit deliveries to Missouri, Kentucky, and Oklahoma to follow next week. The seventh kit will be delivered to New South Wales, Australia via 20' ocean container. Orders are now being accepted for the second run of SubSonex Quick Build Kit production, to commence in August, 2015.

SubSonex JSX-2 Pilot Population Increases by 400 Percent:
During the weekend of February 1st, four new pilots became qualified to fly SubSonex JSX-2. Sonex Aircraft President John Monnett and Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett travelled to Moriarty, New Mexico to join Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) Bob O'Haver and BonusJet flight instructor Billy Hill in making their first flights in SubSonex JSX-2 and subsequent qualifying flights for SubSonex permanent Letters of Authorization (LOA).

On Saturday, all four pilots made their first flights of SubSonex JSX-2, all four with diverse flying backgrounds from highly-experienced jet pilots O'Haver and Hill, to JSX-1 qualified pilot John Monnett, to piston Sonex pilot Jeremy Monnett, who recently completed the BonusJet training program. Remarkably, all four flights looked nearly identical, which is a testament to SubSonex JSX-2's outstanding flying qualities.

Bob Carlton Prepares for 2015 Air Show Season in JSX-2:
Airshow pilot and SubSonex Chief Test Pilot Bob Carlton has been practicing a new air show routine in SubSonex JSX-2 for the 2015 season! Currently booked at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 and the 2015 Rocky Mountain Air Show with more show dates pending, Carlton has put-together a SubSonex show unparalleled by jet acts of the past including maneuvers such as tail slides (usually taboo in a jet), hammerheads and non-stop action with tight turns inside the typical piston aircraft air show box. Carlton has been practicing the show extensively over the past month, and obtained his Low-Level Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card for the SubSonex on February 12th in Phoenix, Arizona.

See Today's Press Release!
Much more information about all of the above events can be read in today's official press release.

New Videos!
Four exciting new SubSonex videos were also released today on the Sonex Aircraft YouTube Channel:

Read More about the SubSonex!

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Heather Zahner Celebrates 10 Years of Service!
02-11-14

Congratulations to Heather Zahner, who celebrates her 10-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC this month! Heather joined us in February of 2005 and has grown in her responsibilities to become an increasingly vital and valued member of the Sonex team. Heather currently serves as Sonex Aircraft's Manager of Customer Service, Accounting and Human Resources.

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

Jabiru USA Announces Spring Engine Sale!
02-10-15

Jabiru Spring Engine Sale:
Jabiru 2200
Sale Price: $14,000
Jabiru 3300 Sale Price: $18,400

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Jabiru USA has recently announced a Spring Engine Sale for Jabiru 2200 and 3300 engines, and Sonex Aircraft, LLC is passing along the same pricing offer for Sonex Aircraft kit customers! Purchasing your Jabiru engine through Sonex Aircraft, LLC provides the value-added benefit of the Sonex/Jabiru Universal Baffle Kit and Installation Guide, a $250 value!

The following prices are available until April 30th, 2015:

Jabiru 2200:
Regular Price: $15,500
Sale Price: $14,000

Jabiru 3300:
Regular Price: $19,900
Sale Price: $18,400

See the Jabiru Spring Engine Sale flyer from Jabiru USA!

Sonex also recommends upgrading your Jabiru engine installations with the AeroConversions AeroInjector. Read more about the AeroInjector's performance in the Jabiru 3300 powered Sonex with the article "The $35 Hamburger" by Sonex Aircraft's own Kerry Fores!

Read More About All Supported Engine Options for Sonex Aircraft!

Space is Still Available:
Sonex Builders Workshop, March 7-8, 2015!
02-04-15

Interested in building a Sonex Aircraft? Space is still available for our 59th Sonex Builders Workshop, scheduled for March 7-8, 2015 here at the Sonex factory in Oshkosh! The $200 registration fee is available for credit toward your plans or kit purchase, and allows you to bring a guest to the Workshop for free. A number of kit discounts are also available only for Workshop attendees and their guests. Don't miss your chance to save a tremendous amount of money and time with these workshop discount opportunities.

Catch the Action from the Fall, 2014 Workshop:
Read a full report from our last Workshop, October 4-5, and learn what's in-store for your March, 2015 Spring Workshop experience, on our web site News Archive.

Read About Our Workshops and Transition Training in Kitplanes Magazine!
The Sonex Builders Workshop program is prominently featured in the January, 2015 issue of Kitplanes Magazine! The six-page feature, "Building Before Buying" by Scott M. Spangler, gives a detailed first-hand account of the typical experience at our seminar. The article is now available for free download from our web site: Read it Today!

Kitplanes Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye also made his first visit to the Sonex Aircraft campus last summer, going-through our T-Flight Transition Training course with Chief Flight Instructor Joe Norris. The experience impressed Paul so much that he and his wife decided to buy a Xenos Motorglider kit! Read Paul's article about T-Flight, "Getting a Good Start" as a free download from our web site!

Beat the Rush: Buy Now!
Note that there is no penalty for purchasing plans and/or kits in advance of the workshop. You receive the same discounts at the end of the workshop and you'll be first in line ahead of what we expect will be a strong list of post-workshop kit and engine orders.

Experience the Sonex Workshop AND a Sonex Aircraft Flight with our T-Flight Program:
Sonex Workshop attendees may sign-up for a Basic Aircraft Familiarization package via our T-Flight Transition Training program. Limited space is available and flight slots are weather-dependant. You may also extend your travel plans to fly during the week before or after the Workshop. Learn More about T-Flight and Sign-Up Today!

Get a 10 Percent Discount on Workshop Tools from Wicks Aircraft Supply!
Wicks Aircraft Supply is now offering a 10 percent discount on tools purchased for use at Sonex Builder's Workshops! Just mention your planned attendance of the Workshop when placing your order. Wicks can even ship your tools directly to Sonex Aircraft, LLC in anticipation of your arrival! See the Workshop Tools List on our Workshops web page. Wicks can also fill your Sonex Aircraft Hardware Kit needs once you begin building.

Read More About the Sonex Builders Workshop!

Find Area Lodging and Attractions!

See the Report From Our October Workshop!

Sonex Aircraft in the News:
Download and Read about Sonex Workshops,
T-Flight Training, and Kip Laurie's Waiex!
01-31-15


Read about Kip Laurie's well-traveled homebuilt in "The 48 State Waiex" (EAA Sport Aviation: January, 2015)


Read about Sonex Workshops in "Building Before Buying" (Kitplanes: January, 2015)

Read about T-Flight Transition Training in "Getting a Good Start" (Kitplanes: February, 2015)

Sonex Aircraft has enjoyed a lot of great press over the past two months, with three feature articles between the January and February issues of EAA Sport Aviation magazine and Kitplanes magazine! All three articles are now available for PDF download from our web site, generously furnished by both publications as free content.

In the January issue of EAA Sport Aviation, Waiex builder Kip Laurie was featured in "The 48 State Waiex" by Budd Davisson. The feature follows Kip through his homebuilding journey with construction of his Waiex S/N: W0082 and his subsequent long cross-country journeys in the aircraft -- flying coast-to-coast, then touching-down in all 48 lower states!

Kitplanes writer Scott Spangler paid us a visit last June to attend our Sonex Builder Workshop seminar, experiencing the informative hands-on class first-hand, interviewing attendees and photographing the event. Read his article, "Building Before Buying" today, and book your attendance at our next Workshop!

Kitplanes Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye also made his first visit to the Sonex Aircraft campus last summer, going-through our T-Flight Transition Training course with Chief Flight Instructor Joe Norris. The experience impressed Paul so much that he and his wife decided to buy a Xenos Motorglider kit! Read Paul's article about T-Flight, "Getting a Good Start" now!

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Complete Info Pack:

$10

Builder Workshop:

$200 (free with purchase of kit)

Onex Kit (base price):

$14,495
Build and Fly for $27,380*

Sonex Kit (base price):

$16,495
Build and Fly for $29,602*

Waiex Kit (base price):

$16,995
Build and Fly for $30,327*

Xenos Kit (base price):
 

$21,495
Build and Fly for $35,400*

AeroVee Engine Kit:

$7,495

Financing Available!

*View Our Complete Cost Worksheet!

 

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: education.sonexaircraft.com

 

 

 

 

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