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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.

 

 

The Schedule is Set for Sun 'n Fun 2016!
02-05-16

Sonex Aircraft Returns to Sun 'n Fun!

Sonex Aircraft, LLC will once again have an official exhibitor presence at the 2016 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, FL! Sonex will exhibit in the North East Exhibit area, booth NE-29 and neighboring booth NE-11, with two Sonex Aircraft on-display, including the SubSonex!

SNF 2016 Forum Schedule:
Consult Sun 'n Fun schedules for the most up-to-date scheduling information.

  • Wednesday, 9am - Room 11: Sonex Aircraft - Sport Pilot Designs presented by John Monnett
     
  • Thursday, 11am - Room 10: AeroVee Engine, AeroVee Turbo and AeroInjector - Sport Pilot Power presented by John Monnett
     
  • Friday, 9am - Room 9: Flying Airshow in the SubSonex Personal Jet presented by Bob Carlton and John Monnett 

See us at our booth in the North East Exhibit area, booth NE-11/29!

Bob Carlton returns with SubSonex Air Show at Sun 'n Fun 2016!

Sonex Aircraft is proud to announce that Bob Carlton will make a return to Sun 'n Fun in 2016 with the SubSonex Personal Jet Air Show! In the SubSonex, Bob performs aerobatics never before seen in a microjet air show, showing-off the incredible capabilities and flight handling characteristics of the SubSonex JSX-2 Personal Jet.

Bob will fly both day and night airshows in the SubSonex at Sun 'n Fun 2016. The 2015 Bill Barber Showmanship Award winner is legendary for his night airshow pyrotechnics. 2016 is the second season that Bob will be performing with the SubSonex, following a very-successful 2015 inaugural season. Bob is also very well-known for his Super Salto jet powered sailplane airshow performances.

Sun 'n Fun attendees will be able to see the SubSonex up-close at our booth in the North East Exhibit area, NE-11/29!

Bob Carlton has also been confirmed to perform in the SubSonex at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016!

Learn more about Bob Carlton at VertigoAirshows.com

Sonex First Flight: Michael Cowger
02-03-16

 

Congratulations to Michael Cowger of Decatur, Illinois, whose Jabiru 3300 powered, standard gear Sonex (S/N 1216) flew for the first time on February 1st! "What a rush!!!" writes Mike, Gold Wings are on the way!

View the Latest Sonex Aircraft Completions

Sonex Builders in the News:
Robbie Culver Featured in Sport Aviation!
01-29-16

Congratulations to Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation president Robbie Culver, whose Sonex (S/N 1517) is the featured project in the February issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine's "What our Members are Building" section! The two page spread can be found on pages 74 and 75 of the publication, and EAA members can access the digital edition of the February issue today!

You can see more of Robbie's project on the Sonex Aircraft, LLC YouTube channel, with videos of his first flight, and a tribute video made by Robbie's wife Brenda, commemorating the hard work, fun and achievement of building. You can also see Robbie's experience with our T-Flight Transition Training course.

Current builders, don't forget to not-only report your Sonex Aircraft first flight to us here at Sonex to get the coveted "Gold Wings" pin, but also to report your first flight to Sport Aviation and Kitplanes magazines for a chance to win a free Sonex hat!

View the Latest Sonex Aircraft Completions

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Kerry Fores Celebrates 13 Years of Service!
01-25-16

Congratulations to Kerry Fores, who celebrates his 13-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!

Reminder, Space is Still Available: Sonex Builders Workshop, February 27-28th, 2016!
01-20-16

Interested in building a Sonex Aircraft? We will be holding our 62nd Sonex Builders Workshop, on February 27-28, 2016 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. Space is still available, so Sign-Up Today!

Catch the Action from the Fall, 2015 Workshop:
Read a full report from our last Workshop, October 3-4, and learn what's in-store for your February, 2016 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 a visit to the Sonex Aircraft campus, going-through our T-Flight Transition Training course with Chief Flight Instructor Joe Norris for the February, 2015 issue of Kitplanes Magazine. 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 is typically a long list of post-workshop kit and engine orders.

Experience the Sonex Workshop AND a Sonex Aircraft Flight with our T-Flight Program (Weather Permitting):
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!

New!!! EarthX Lithium Batteries Now Available from Sonex Aircraft, LLC
01-18-16


EarthX Lithium Batteries:

(online ordering)

Please use our PDF Order Form for Mail or Fax orders.


Sonex Aircraft is pleased to announce the availability of the complete EarthX Lithium Batteries product line on the Sonex Web Store! Sonex Aircraft has been testing an EarthX ETX680 battery in the our factory prototype Waiex since August, 2015 and performance of the battery has been flawless. The ETX680 fits in the same battery box as the Odyssey PC680 battery used in many Sonex Aircraft, yet it provides 160 more Peak Cranking Amps and weighs 11.3 lbs less!

EarthX currently has 3 battery models designed specifically for the aircraft market; the ETX680, ETX900 and the ETX1200, all offering light weight and superior cranking power. All of these aircraft models have a fully integrated battery management system (BMS) that is also redundant and have an LED battery fault light indicator that can be used in your EFIS system or a simple LED light on your panel. The BMS provides over discharge protection, over charge protection, short circuit protection, and excessive cranking protection (temperature sensing) in addition to integrated cell balancing technology.

Sonex Aircraft is able to provide the full Earthx aircraft battery line, plus the traditional line of EarthX Motorsports batteries for auxiliary power, ground equipment or other uses, along the complete line of EarthX accessories including a 30G battery box for EarthX aircraft batteries, and the EarthX Emergency Jump Pack, able to start just about anything with 400 burst cranking amps. Learn more about the EarthX product line at: earthxmotorsports.com

Buy EarthX Lithium Battery Products at the Sonex Web Store!

See Today's Official Press Release

New: Sealed Taper Bearings for Sonex Wheels!
01-15-16


Azusa-8229 Sealed Tapered Roller Bearings: $7.75 each

(online ordering)
Note: You must be logged-in as a Sonex Aircraft plans owner to view this product category.


Sealed versions of the Azusa Tapered Roller Bearing are now available for your Sonex Aircraft! The Azusa-8229 Sealed Tapered Roller Bearing provides a rubber gasket interface with your Azusa wheel hub, keeping your bearings cleaner and moisture resistant! This is a great upgrade vs. the standard Azusa tapered bearing.

All new Sonex Aircraft kit shipments will include the Azusa-8229 Sealed Tapered Roller Bearings. Existing customers may upgrade their bearings by purchasing from the Sonex Web Store!

Note: The Azusa-8301 Dust Shield is still used with this sealed version of the tapered roller bearing. Your axle spacers may need further trimming due to the additional stack up thickness of the rubber gasket in the wheel and brake assembly.

See All Sonex Aircraft Wheel and Brake Components

Onex First Flight: Peter Lovell
01-14-16

 

Congratulations to Peter Lovell of Goolwa, South Australia, whose AeroVee powered, standard gear Onex (S/N ONX0120) flew for the first time on December 27th! Test pilot Chris Kelly took the aircraft for it's first flight. "Flew well," writes Peter, "no trim required. First time builder, enjoyed the build immensely, hoping to enjoy the flying even more." Gold Wings are on the way to Peter!

View the Latest Sonex Aircraft Completions

Catch the SubSonex on TV's 'The Aviators'
01-11-16


Can't get enough of the SubSonex Personal Jet? Now you can see it on TV!

The Aviators television show, airing on PBS and other networks around the globe has featured the SubSonex in their current Season 6. The segment airs in episode 9, which is now available on iTunes! The eleven minute segment shows-off many of the jet's outstanding features, including the PBS TJ-100 turbojet engine, the SubSonex's removable wings, retractable gear, and optional trailer for road transport. There are some great clips of the aircraft flying too!

This isn't the first time Sonex has been featured on The Aviators. A story about the entire Sonex product line can be seen in episode 12 of Season 3. Also, watch Sonex's own Joe Norris show-off his Super Cub in this season's episode 10!

If you want to see more of the SubSonex, be sure to check-out the SubSonex playlist of the Sonex Aircraft YouTube channel!

Learn More About the SubSonex!

You're Invited: Sonex Builders Workshop, February 27-28th, 2016!
12-21-15

Interested in building a Sonex Aircraft? We will be holding our 62nd Sonex Builders Workshop, on February 27-28, 2016 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. Sign-Up Today!

Catch the Action from the Fall, 2015 Workshop:
Read a full report from our last Workshop, October 3-4, and learn what's in-store for your February, 2016 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 a visit to the Sonex Aircraft campus, going-through our T-Flight Transition Training course with Chief Flight Instructor Joe Norris for the February, 2015 issue of Kitplanes Magazine. 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 is typically a long list of post-workshop kit and engine orders.

Experience the Sonex Workshop AND a Sonex Aircraft Flight with our T-Flight Program (Weather Permitting):
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 Employee Anniversaries:
Steve Severson Celebrates 2 Years of Service!
12-09-15

Congratulations to Steve Severson, who celebrates his 2-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 recent 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!

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Complete Info Pack:

$10

Builder Workshop:

$200 (free with purchase of kit)

Onex Kit (base price):

$15,495
Build and Fly for $28,380*

Sonex Kit (base price):

$17,495
Build and Fly for $30,602*

Waiex Kit (base price):

$17,995
Build and Fly for $31,327*

Xenos Kit (base price):
 

$22,495
Build and Fly for $36,400*

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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