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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:

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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SubSonex Picks-Up Two More Airshows; New Video of SubSonex Customer

Teros Group 4 UAS

The SubSonex Personal Jet has picked-up two more air show performances this fall, flown by Bill Barber Award winning airshow pilot Bob Carlton! SubSonex fans can see the jet in-action this weekend at the NAS JAX Air Show on the Jacksonville, FL Naval Air Station. The SubSonex will also be flying at the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on Veterans Day Weekend, November 10-11th. The SubSonex has proven its incredible performance and durability through the past 2 full air show seasons and many thousands of miles of trailer transport between shows using the available Triton SubSonex Trailer. If you can't catch a show in-person, be sure to check-out the SubSonex day and Night Pyro airshows on our YouTube Channel!

SubSonex customer John Corneal deservedly received the royal treatment when he brought his gorgeous SubSonex to AirVenture 2017, as it was the first customer-built SubSonex ever to be brought to the show. One of the many media interviews John gave during AirVenture is now available on YouTube from the folks at!

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Sonex Aerospace is a Finalist: Vote Now to Help Us Win the "Made in Oshkosh" Award!

Teros Group 4 UAS

Tigershark Block 4

SubSonex Twinjet UAS

We are proud to announce that Sonex Aerospace, LLC is a finalist in the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation's "Made in Oshkosh" Award for 2017!

We need your help to win: Vote for Sonex Aerospace Today!

Sonex Aerospace is a design, development and manufacturing firm focused on the UAS marketplace and the exploration of other new market opportunities in aerospace. Via a Business Collaboration Agreement with Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. (NASC), Sonex Aerospace is currently developing the Teros Group 4 UAS, the Tigershark Block 4, and the SubSonex Twinjet UAS.

With roots in the experimental aircraft industry, via Sonex Aircraft LLC, we are heavily invested in R&D and have been designing, building, testing, selling and supporting manned aircraft systems since the early 1970's. With many thousands of worldwide fleet hours to its credit, Sonex aircraft are light weight, strong and cost efficient with incredible performance and economy.

Sonex Aerospace UAS platforms are designed, engineered and produced in Oshkosh, WI at our facilities on the East side of Wittman Regional Airport, continuing the strong heritage of aerospace excellence synonymous with the name "Oshkosh." Sonex Aircraft and Sonex Aerospace employ a lean & efficient staff of local talent, including fabrication and assembly crewmembers that are current Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic students of the Fox Valley Technical College S.J. Spanbauer Center, giving those students World-class hands-on experience available nowhere else.

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SubSonex Update: Builders Enjoying Their Jets!

Tom Larkin flying with Sonex airshow pilot Bob Carlton in New Mexico.

We've received quite a bit of correspondence over the past couple months from SubSonex builders who are enjoying the heck out of their jets!

Tom Larkin of Brighton, CO and owner of JSX0003 recently made a trip to Moriarty, NM with his SubSonex to do some flying with SubSonex test pilot and airshow pilot Bob Carlton, and managed to get an air-to-air photo shoot by Mark Mocho: the first two-ship formation SubSonex photo mission ever!

Andrew San Marco of Fairfield, CT and owner of JSX0007 had his very meticulously built SubSonex painted to match his Valmet/Aermacchi RediGO turboprop. Professional photographer Andy Zink had a great time making some great pictures with Andrew and the SubSonex.

John Corneal of Petersburg, PA and owner of JSX0006 wins the award for having the most fun in his SubSonex, having brought it to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 as the first customer-built SubSonex to appear at the show. As we reported in August, John took home a Kit Champion Bronze Lindy Award for his SubSonex and did an air-to-air photo shoot with the EAA team, along with several interviews. Look for a feature story about John Corneal's SubSonex to appear in the February, 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation Magazine. John was also featured at the beginning of a new EAA video spot released just this week (see below). "Holy Grail- a vessel with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance. Yes, that's what I'm talking about!" writes John.

Andrew San Marco's SubSonex

John Corneal and his SubSonex featured in EAA Video!

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Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Jarod Rolfes Celebrates First Year of Service!

Congratulations to Jarod Rolfes, who celebrates his 1-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC this week!

Jarod joined us in September of 2016 as a Sonex Warehouse Associate, is a private pilot and a life-long aviation enhusiast.

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

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Onex First Flight: Daniel Carley

Congratulations to Daniel Carley of Center Moriches, New York, whose VW Powered, Standard-Gear Onex (S/N ONX0127) flew for the first time on November 7th! "The aircraft flew extremely well," writes Daniel. "no trim needed. It’s a very easy plane to fly and land. I’m very happy with the Onex." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Builder Events: Check Out the 15th Annual Great Southern Sonex Gathering This Weekend!

Only a few more days until the 15th Annual Great Southern Sonex Gathering at the Critters Lodge Fly-In/Campout (Nov. 3-5)! Sonex pilots planning to fly-in, be sure to contact Great Southern Sonex Gathering organizers so they can save you a space. For propsective builders, this event is a great opportunity to see Sonex aircraft up-close and talk to their owners about the experience!

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Sonex First Flight: Homer Dangler

Congratulations to Homer Dangler of Adrian, Michigan, whose Standard-Gear, Jabiru 3300 Powered Sonex (S/N 0306) flew for the first time on August 15th! "I always test flew my airplanes but now at my age I want to respect the desires of my wife of 68 years and children and not fly it alone," writes Homer. "so I have a friend test flying it for me and it runs cool and flies hands off at 145 MPH and has 7.4 hrs on it at this time. It has been flown up to 185 MPH and flies very nice. My profession is a custom builder of high art antique style flint lock rifles and I feel my work on the Sonex is equal." We agree, Homer, and Gold Wings are on the way to you!

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Sonex First Flight: Nathan Maier

Congratulations to Nathan Maier of Bakersfield, California, whose Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1085) flew for the first time on September 26th! "The kit really came together well, and I enjoyed almost every moment of the build," writes Nathan. "Thanks is owed to Sonex tech support and the Sonex community, especially Peter VanSchalkwyk." Gold Wings are on the way to Nathan!

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Sonex First Flight: Darick Gundy

Congratulations to Darick Gundy of Manchester, Pennsylvania, whose Standard-Gear, AeroVee Powered Sonex (S/N 1646) flew for the first time on October 21st! "First flight today!" writes Darick. "Pilot friends were there! It was fantastic." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Onex Kit (base price):

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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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