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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.

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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.



Don't Miss-Out: There's Still Time to Save with AirVenture Show Specials!

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 is in the books, and was an incredibly successful year! Thank You to everyone who stopped by to see Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions Products in the North Aircraft Display area Booth 622! If you saw us at AirVenture and are thinking about a Sonex Aircraft project, or even if you weren't able to attend, you can still save with our AirVenture 2015 Show Specials:

AirVenture Show Specials!
Our show specials for AirVenture 2015 expire on Friday, July 31st. Place your order now and save!

  • Complete Airframe Kits, Kit-Minus-Tail Packages and Quick Build Kits: Save $1,000
  • Sub-Kits: Save 5%
  • AeroVee and AeroVee Turbo Kits: Receive Free Prop Hub Assembly Service ($295 Value)

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Learn More about the AeroVee and AeroVee Turbo!

Xenos First Flight: James Triggs

Congratulations to James Triggs of Olympia, Washington, whose VW powered, Xenos (S/N X0038) flew for the first time on May 21st! "The Xenos has been both a delight to fly and flight test," writes Jim. "I have been pleasantly surprised in that it continues to exceed my expectations. We have had excellent soaring conditions and have recorded a 1,000 ft/min thermal while at idle power. The Xenos is proving to be a very low priced motorglider with reasonable soaring capabilities. My only regret is the building process is over." Gold Wings are on the way to Jim!

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AirVenture 2015 is Upon Us! Don't Miss It!

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 is here! Stop by and see Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions Products in the North Aircraft Display area Booth 622!

AirVenture Show Specials!
We are pleased to announce show specials for AirVenture 2015, beginning today and expiring on Friday, July 31st. Place your order now and save!

  • Complete Airframe Kits, Kit-Minus-Tail Packages and Quick Build Kits: Save $1,000
  • Sub-Kits: Save 5%
  • AeroVee and AeroVee Turbo Kits: Receive Free Prop Hub Assembly Service ($295 Value)

Stop-by and Help Build Sonex Wings at the EAA Give Flight Tent!
AirVenture will be officially started by Jack Pelton at 8am Monday with a ceremony at the EAA Give Flight tent, where a set of Sonex wings will be built by volunteers during the first three days of the show to be donated to a youth build project to be announced at the end of the show! Stop-by the Give Flight tent on Celebration Way and pull a few rivets! You can also help build a Onex Tail Kit at the AeroPlane Workshop!

More Sonex Attractions at AirVenture
There's a lot of Sonex events and attractions throughout the week. Follow the links below for more information:

Limited Office Hours During AirVenture:
First of all, why are you not here? Shame on you! If you're trying to get in-touch with us during the show, you'll experiece limited availability from our office, as most of our staff will be supporting our activities at the exhibit booth. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Our Orders/Customer Service telephone line will be open on Monday through Friday from 9-11am. The Sonex and AeroConversions Technical Support telephone lines will be closed throughout the week. Please send your inquiries via email to the appropriate contact points, as detailed on our Contacting Sonex page. Email will be checked on a very limited basis as time allows, and responses will be provided based-on priority. If your call is an emergency, please hang-up and dial 911, otherwise, we'll look forward to speaking with you after the show!

Waiex First Flight: Nicholas Sheryka


Congratulations to Nicholas Sheryka of Tehachapi, California, whose Jabiru 3300 powered, standard gear Waiex (S/N W0142) flew for the first time on July 13th! An employee of Scaled Composites, Nick's chase for the flight was flight test legend Mike Melvill flying his own round the world Long EZ. "The flight went great and was such a blast," writes Nick, "Thanks for producing this awesome kit!" Gold Wings are on the way!

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Coming Soon at AirVenture 2015:
Save with Show Specials, Get Two New DVD's, New Sonex Merchandise and Apparel From EAA!

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 is coming soon! Stop by and see Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions Products in the North Aircraft Display area Booth 622!

AirVenture Show Specials!
We are pleased to announce show specials for AirVenture 2015, beginning today and expiring on Friday, July 31st. Place your order now and save!

  • Complete Airframe Kits, Kit-Minus-Tail Packages and Quick Build Kits: Save $1,000
  • Sub-Kits: Save 5%
  • AeroVee and AeroVee Turbo Kits: Receive Free Prop Hub Assembly Service ($295 Value)

New Sonex Merchandise and Apparel from EAA!
See the coolest new Sonex apparel designs at AirVenture, as Sonex Aircraft has partnered with EAA to handle all Sonex apparel and merchandise. New Sonex screenprint tee's will be available in the Sonex booth, and will also be available along with Sonex merchandise items in EAA Merchandise locations at AirVenture. New merchandise includes pub glasses and Sonex metal signs!

New AeroVee Assembly DVD!
We are excited to announce that an all-new AeroVee Assembly DVD will be released at AirVenture 2015! Sonex Aircraft's Joe Norris takes you through over 3 hours of in-depth instruction in the assembly of the AeroVee Engine Kit, including considerations for the AeroVee Turbo, with stunning visual quality and detail. Get it first at AirVenture, North Aircraft Display Area, Booth# 622! Watch the preview below:

New SubSonex JSX-2 DVD!
Also being released at AirVenture 2015 is a new SubSonex DVD, featuring the past year's flight footage of JSX-2! "SubSonex: Flying JSX-2" includes much of the footage recorded and posted to our YouTube channel since the new jet's first flight 1 year ago. Included on the DVD are two new SubSonex videos, available below!

Don't forget to catch the SubSonex Airshow routine, flown by Bill Barber Award winner Bob Carlton, making five performances during AirVenture!

Find More Sonex Events at AirVenture 2015!

AirVenture is Coming Soon:
Events Posted to Sonex Calendar!

Check-out the action from AirVenture 2014 to see what you can expect!

As always, Sonex Aircraft will be exhibiting at the 2015 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show. Stop by and see us in the North Aircraft Display area Booth 622!

Go to our Company Events Calendar to see the full schedule of events including the Sunday July 19th Sonex Open House and Homecoming Fly-In, the Sonex Hangar Party on the evening of July 20th, and our full schedule of Forum Presentations. You can also find Sonex Aircraft Taxi & Parking Instructions and download the official EAA NOTAM.

Daily Sonex Factory Tours:
Sonex will be offering tours of our factory headquarters facility every morning, Monday July 20th through Friday July 24th at 9am, and Saturday July 25th at 10am. You can drive directly to Sonex Aircraft, or RSVP to catch free transportation from the Sonex exhibit booth on AirVenture grounds (transportation back to AirVenture grounds also provided). Sign-up for a tour and RSVP for transportation by contacting:

Part Order Pickups During AirVenture:
Sonex Aircraft will again be accomodating part order pickups during AirVenture this year. All part orders must be made in-advance. We recommend that all orders be placed as soon as possible prior to AirVenture to help ensure availability.

Pickups will be made by appointment only, and appointments will be available during the following dates & times:
Sunday, July 19 (Sonex Open House): 10am to 2pm
Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24: 8am to 11:00am

Any questions about AirVenture part order pickups may be directed to our Customer Service team at:

Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions AirVenture Forum Schedule:
Sonex Aircraft, LLC and AeroConversions products will be conducting several Forums throughout the week. See our Company Events Calendar for more!

SubSonex Microjet Makes Kitplanes and AOPA Pilot Covers; Bob Carlton Wins Bill Barber Award!

The SubSonex JSX-2 microjet will be hitting mailboxes this month on the covers of AOPA Pilot and Kitplanes magazines!

"SubSonex: The practical jet age arrives" is an expansive 19 page feature story in the August issue of Kitplanes magazine, written by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Paul Dye. Paul is the first non-Sonex pilot to fly the SubSonex, and his article is a very favorable flight review of the aircraft, which includes sidebar articles about the PBS TJ-100 turbojet engine, an interview with John and Jeremy Monnett, a description of SubSonex kit contents and pricing, the SubSonex transition training process and the transition training aircraft: the TsT-14 BonusJet. A video was released in May about the SubSonex and Paul Dye's experience flying the aircraft, which is available on YouTube.

"Having A Blast: A glider transition to a jet" is featured as the July 2015 cover story in AOPA Pilot magazine, written by editor Dave Hirschman. Hirschman was the second non-Sonex pilot to fly the aircraft, and he was very complimentary of the SubSonex in the magazine's "Hangar Talk" section: "Flying JSX-2 is a scream," he says. "It's intoxicating, and it's easy to imagine flying clubs and partnerships being formed around this exciting new aircraft." The 8-page feature article thoroughly reviews the SubSonex and also covers the TsT-14 BonusJet transition training process. AOPA also released a great video about the Subsonex and Dave Hirschman's experiences flying the aircraft!

Transition training is a significant milestone associated with these two articles, as Desert Aerospace's BonusJet program allowed both pilot journalists to gain their FAA LOA's (Letter Of Authorization) to fly the SubSonex via the same mechanism that SubSonex customers will use to transition into their SubSonex kits. Both Paul Dye and Dave Hirschman came-in to the program with similar sport aircraft experience, and both completed the program successfully. Watch our Webinar about SubSonex Transition Training!

Bob Carlton to Receive 2015 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship
SubSonex air show performer and chief test pilot for the SubSonex program Bob Carlton will will be presented with the 2015 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship on Tuesday evening, July 21, at EAA AirVenture’s Theater in the Woods. Carlton joins a long list of honorees that reads like an air show performers’ hall of fame. The Barber Award is sponsored by World Airshow News magazine and the friends and family of the late Bill Barber. It has been presented annually since 1986 to air show performers or teams who have demonstrated great skill and showmanship. Bob will be making several performances in the SubSonex during AirVenture 2015, including both night shows. According to Bob, the SubSonex will have carry more night airshow pyrotechnics than his reknowned Super Salto jet sailplane! Read more about the Bill Barber Award, and find the AirVenture Airshow Schedule on EAA's web site.

AOPA Live SubSonex Video:

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Waiex Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $30,327*

Xenos Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $35,400*

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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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