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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:

We'll See You At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!

AirVenture is here! We can't wait to see you in Oshkosh beginning with our Open House and Homecoming Fly-In on Sunday, and at our exhibit booth# 622 through the rest of the week. You can see details of all Sonex/AirVenture activities on our Events Page.

Note that we will have limited office and telephone hours this week. The office and regular phone lines will close at 11am each day, and the technical support phone lines will be closed all week. We encourage you to use email instead of the phone during AirVenture, and we will do our best to get back to you as time allows. Contact Sonex!

Announcing AirVenture Show Specials!

AirVenture Show Specials:

(regular retail prices shown: discounts will be deducted upon order confirmation & processing)

AirVenture Show Specials for Sonex and AeroConvesions Products are now available! Order by July 30th and take advantage of these great offers:

Premium Savings Offer*
Combine a Complete Airframe Kit or Kit-Minus-Tail Package with a Quick Build Kit Upgrade, or an AeroVee/AeroVee Turbo Engine Kit and Save 10%. Buy all 3 for huge savings!

*Premium Savings Offer excludes SubSonex, and cannot be combined with any other offers above.

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Sonex Provides Kit Hardware with WBParts!

WBParts Hardware Kits
for Sonex Aircraft:

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is excited to announce a new relationship with aircraft hardware distributor WBParts to provide the company’s SmartKits hardware packages with Sonex Aircraft airframe kits! WBParts SmartKits are provided in sturdy impact-resistant plastic toolbox drawer assemblies that are organized, labeled and filled by hardware type and include QR codes for easy re-ordering.

SmartKit hardware packages are available for Onex, Xenos and legacy model Sonex and Waiex aircraft in standard gear and tri-gear varieties. Quick Build Kit hardware packages are also available (Xenos Quick Build hardware coming soon). SmartKits for the new Sonex and Waiex B-Models will be available upon completion of B-Model hardware lists. Effective July 14th, applicable Complete Airframe Kit, Kit-Minus-Tail Package and Quick Build Kit prices will include WBParts SmartKit hardware packages, and SmartKits can also be purchased separately from the Sonex Web Store.

SmartKits bring Six-Sigma / Lean Manufacturing principles to the kit builder's hangar. SmartKits save time and organization, and shortens overall time to completion. Genuine component parts are in each SmartKit and provide manufacturing trace. SmartKits will keep your parts more organized, giving a more enjoyable and fulfilling kit-building experience. Best of all SmartKits can increase the ease of FAA Airworthiness inspection because they incorporate FAA Safety Values.

See Today's Official Press Release!

AirVenture Forum and Events Schedule Posted!

AirVenture is right around the corner! Plan your visit with the Sonex AirVenture Forum and Events Schedule, now available on our events calendar page!

As-always, we are holding several forums and events for this year's show, including our Open House and Homecoming Fly-In, informational forums about our products, SubSonex airshow performances and more!

Chester V's: Sonex Aircraft's Favorite Hangout!
Looking for a place to unwind after the show and maybe run-into some of your favorite Sonex staffers? Check-out Chester V's Gastropub!

Located at 2505 Oregon Street, Chester V's is on the approach end of Runway 27 in the former Mario's restaurant location with a beautiful renovation of the building including an outdoor bar and two patio seating areas. Chester V's serves a wide variety of craft beers, wines, quality hand-crafted cocktails and outstanding food! Be sure to checkout the pub tables inside, where you can have your own beer tap with 4 beer varieties per table, all tracked on an iPad!

Please support our friends at Chester V's Gastropub, and we hope to see you there!

See More AirVenture Info on our Events Calendar!

First B-Model Kits Shipped This Week!

Sonex and Waiex B-Model Kits:

Sonex Aircraft is excited to announce the first customer shipments of Sonex and Waiex B-Model kits! Two Waiex-B Kit Minus Tail packages and one Sonex-B Wing Conversion Kit left our warehouse this afternoon, with several more kits scheduled to ship over the coming weeks!

This event marks a significant milestone in an intensive new aircraft development program that only began last Fall. Our thanks and congratulations go-out to the entire Sonex Aircraft team who worked so hard to design, prototype, test, produce, organize, market, sell, pack and ship this new aircraft model in such a short period of time. We are very excited for early B-Model customers to experience all of the enhancements and the high quality put into these new kits.

Progress continues on the first customer B-Model Quick Build Kits, which will begin shipping immediately after EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, and will be on-display in the Sonex shop for viewing during Sonex factory tours throughout the show!

The B-Model will be on-display in the Sonex Aircraft booth at AirVenture 2016, Booth# 622 in the North Aircraft Display Area. Be sure to check it out!

Learn More About the B-Models!

See How our Kits are Packed and Shipped!

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Sonex Builder News:

Sonex First Flight: William Allen

Congratulations to William Allen of Louisville, Kentucky, whose VW powered, tri-gear Sonex (S/N 1359) flew for the first time on July 10th! "Plane and VW performed great!" writes William. "Transition training in June also made the first flight less tense with a special thanks to Bob Helm for all of the coaching from the right seat during my training/flight review over a weekend; with thanks to Kerry and Joe [Sonex Tech Support] also for all those questions answered during the build. Big thanks to my wife for lending the sometimes needed additional hand - she is now fully cleco and pop rivet qualified - and for making my upholstery. And special thanks also to all the members of EAA Chapter 110 in Louisville for all of their help along the path of this journey." Gold Wings are on the way to William!

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Onex First Flight: Carl Eldridge

Congratulations to Carl Eldridge of Wharton, Texas, whose UL350is powered, standard gear Onex (S/N ONX0172) flew for the first time on February 2nd! "Just completed 52 hours of flight time on my Onex," writes Carl. "This is one great flying aircraft, fast, quick and fun. N-326-X is just out of the paint-shop and looking great. The engine is UL Power, [130 hp UL350is] so it is one of the first of it's kind." Gold Wings are on the way!

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New Events Added to Builders' Events Calendar!

New Events have been added to the Sonex Builders' Events Calendar on our web site!

Grass roots Sonex builder events are a great way to network and see other builders' projects.

Submit your own event!

Sonex First Flight: Scott Sarkinen

Congratulations to Scott Sarkinen of Yacolt, Washington, whose Jabiru 3300 powered, standard gear Sonex (S/N 512) flew for the first time on June 7th! Gold Wings are on the way!

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Sonex First Flight: Scott Meyer

Congratulations to Scott Meyer of Dublin, Ohio, whose AeroVee powered, tri-gear Sonex (S/N 1629) flew for the first time on June 4th! "Everything performed as planned and the T-Flight training with Joe came back to me as I entered the runway for takeoff at Union County Airport in Marysville, Ohio." writes Scott. "Thanks for making a long time dream of mine come true with your kit and engine! I would also like to send out thanks to the Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation (especially Mike Farley and Robbie Culver) for their support during the build and first flight preparations." Gold Wings are on the way to Scott!

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Complete Info Pack:


Onex Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $28,380*

Sonex B-Model Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $36,329*

Waiex B-Model Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $36,329*

Xenos Kit (base price):

Build and Fly for $36,400*

AeroVee Engine Kit:


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:





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