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Builder Organizations & Events

A tremendous grass-roots network of builders' groups and organizations have formed since Sonex's founding in 1998. These builders' groups provide invaluable camraderie and peer support, while also hosting numerous fly-in events across the country and around the globe. This page serves as a Directory of Builder Organizations as well as a Calendar of Builders' Events.

Builder Organizations Directory | Builders' Events Calendar

Builder Organizations Directory

If you are establishing a new Sonex Builder Organization, or would like to change information in your organization's listing below, please contact Sonex Aircraft, LLC!

Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation

The Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation is a national type club for builders and pilots of Sonex Aircraft designs founded to promote safety and education in building and operating Sonex aircraft. The Foundation, in conjunction with Sonex Aircraft LLC, has published a Flight Training Syllabus for Transition Training in Sonex Aircraft.

Read more about the Foundation in our Official Press Release.

The Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation typically participate in the Great Lakes Sonex Fly-In held in June. Additionally, their Annual Membership Meeting is held each year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

American Sonex Association

The American Sonex Association was founded by Sonex builder John Davis in September of 2004 as a way to provide the Southeast with a place to look at, fly in, and talk about the Sonex Aircraft. The entire purpose of the ASA is to provide help, encouragement, and special tools to Sonex builders where ever they might reside.

The ASA's flagship event is the annual Crossville Fly-In, held in October every year. The Association also hosts the annual North Carolina Spring Fling fly-in.

Florida Sonex Association

The Florida Sonex Association was founded in 2008 by Sonex builder Mike January to provide a safe and fun filled membership within Florida and surrounding states, to encourage their flying members to sponsor FSA fly-in events at their home airports, provide assistance to Sonex Aircraft pilots and builders in need if they become stranded or need assistance in construction within the state of Florida, as well as all member states and Canada (members who reside part-time in Florida, as well as other locations).

SonexAus (Australia)

SonexAus supports the owners and builders of the Sonex family of homebuilt aircraft. It aims to promote the building of Sonex aircraft as a recreational and educational pursuit and to advocate for the interests of Sonex owners and builders. SonexAus provides a wide range of practical assistance, information and social activities and flyins for the benefit of members and friends. SonexAus will maintain appropriate and effective working relationships and affiliations with SAAA, RAAus, AOPA and other relevant organisations and, if required, represents the interests of Sonex owners and builders with relevant government regulators.

SonexAus hosts an annual fly-in at Yarrawonga as their flagship event. SonexAus also is an exhibitor, and holds their annual meeting at the Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) National Convention (Natfly). Additional SonexAus events and fly-ins are organized throughout the year.

SonexEuro (Europe)

SonexEuro was founded in 2012 by UK builder Steve Moody to build the Sonex community across all of Europe.

No SonexEuro events have been scheduled at this time.

Builder Organizations Directory | Builders' Events Calendar

Builders' Events Calendar

The following events are being held by Sonex Aircraft builders and are a great way to network and see other builders' projects. To submit your event to this calendar, send us an email. Feel free to submit pictures of previous events of the same type to be included on this page.

Please note that Sonex Aircraft, LLC will generally not be attending these events. To see factory aircraft and displays, view the Sonex Aircraft, LLC Company Events Calendar. Also note that Sonex Aircraft, LLC has no ownership or affiliation with any associations or type clubs advertising events on this page.

May 14, 2016: 13th Annual Northern California Sonex Fly-In
Rio Linda Airport (L36) Rio Linda, CA

NorCal Fly-In at Rio Linda: See the Report from Last Year's Event!

Hard to believe it's been 13 years. Date has been set at May 14, 2016. Aircraft start arriving as early as the hanger doors open (some are on the field) and continue till everyone arrives. I haven't been too active on the board of late, but been getting pinged so it was way past time to post. Our traditional fare of fabulous BBQ ribs will be served for a nominal donation along with an array of fixen's and some burgers and dogs. Rumor is we should get to see a full compliment of the Sonex fleet models (san's the Jet and B models) this year, so come out and see your favorite Sonex, Waiex, Zenos, Onex with a variety of powerplants, some of which even have the turning wheel on the correct end. Weather should be nice and cooler which is why this was moved up a couple of weeks.

Contact: Jeffry Larson

May 28, 2016: Mid West Sonex Fly-In
Gardner Municipal Airport (K34) Gardner, KS

8:00 - 9:00
Arrive at K34 Sonex Aircraft Park at VAA 16's Hangar

9:00 - 10:00
Meet Builders and Pilots

10:00 - 11:00
Model B Discussion
General Building Tips
Door Prize Drawing

11:00 - 1:00
Sonex Smile Rides and Lunch at Miami Co. BBQ

1:00 - 3:00
Return to K34

Free Camping

Rain Date: May 29th

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Contact: Bob Mika

June 25, 2016: 4th Annual Great Lakes Sonex Fly-In
Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (1C5) Bolingbrook, IL

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our fourth annual Sonex fly-in on Saturday, June 25th and Yes, the new runway is open.

This year’s agenda includes the following.
Tom Jones – Onex Build
Robbie Culver - Update Sonex 1557
Sonex – Sonex Update & Sonex B
Rumor has it weather permitting a B model maybe on the flight line.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM
First presentation scheduled to start at 9:00 AM

Please RSVP by June 17th to help us make sure we're setup appropriately

More details available on our new website

Hope to see you on the 25th.

Contact: Al Eidukas

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