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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:

See SubSonex Assembly with Vertigo Airshows!
05-15-17

Did you know: the SubSonex Personal Jet can be packaged in a trailer for easy transport? In this video from OnBoard Images, watch a time lapse of Bob and Laurie Carlton of Vertigo Airshows unpack and assemble the SubSonex for their aerobatic performance at the Travis AFB Open House Air Show.

You can see the SubSonex perform day and night airshows on our YouTube channel, and at an air show near you!

Learn More About the SubSonex!

Introducing Sonex Aerospace, LLC: UAS Mfg Company to Debut at XPONENTIAL 2017
05-08-17

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is excited to unveil its newest business unit at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 convention in Dallas, TX this week: Sonex Aerospace, LLC. 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. The Teros prototype is being displayed at XPONENTIAL 2017, while renderings of the Tigershark Block 4 and SubSonex TwinJet UAS are being displayed in the NASC exhibit booth.

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 is the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. More than 7,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries are expected to attend XPONENTIAL at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas from May 8 to 11.

Read Today's Official Press Release!

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Sonex Aircraft in the News:
B-Models Featured in EAA Sport Aviation
05-04-17

The Sonex Aircraft B-Models are featured in the May issue of EAA Sport Aviation Magazine! "Bigger and Better: The B-Model is Sonex's Answer" by Megan Esau discusses the features and rationale behind the latest versions of our popular Sonex and Waiex aircraft designs, and also covers the new Xenos-B Motorglider, which is now available for shipping. Read the Article online Now!

EAA has also released a video about the B-Model featuring John Monnett. See our complete B-Model video playlist on the Sonex Aircraft YouTube channel!

The Sonex Aircraft B-Models offer many enhancements over the original legacy designs and are available in Sonex-B and Waiex-B configurations, along with the newly available Xenos-B Motorglider! B-Model features include:

  • More Room and Comfort
  • More Panel Space
  • More Fuel
  • More Engine Choices (engine mounts available for AeroVee/AeroVee Turbo, Jabiru 3300, UL Power and Rotax 912-series)
  • More Standard Features
  • Less Build Time!
  • Same Great Flight Characteristics!

Learn More about the B-Models!

Learn about the New Xenos-B!

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Jason Kmecheck Celebrates 3 Years of Service!
05-03-17

Congratulations to Jason Kmecheck who celebrated his 3-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC last month! Jason joined us in April of 2014 as a CAD Draftsman with a degree in Mechanical Design with an emphasis on 3D Solid Modeling and Rapid Prototyping.

An Army veteran, Jason served for 6 years as a UH-60 Blackhawk mechanic.

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

Fourth Customer-Built SubSonex Personal Jet Makes First Flight: John Corneal
04-21-17

SubSonex Personal Jet customer completions are continuing to roll-in with a high success rate, as another customer-built SubSonex has flown! Congratulations to John Corneal of Petersburg, Pennsylvania whose SubSonex SN#6 flew for the first time on April 20th!

"N465JC took to the sky for her maiden flight this afternoon at 4pm," writes John. "The flight lasted 40 minutes. The flight consisted of 10, 20, & 30 degree banks, slow flight in both clean and landing configuration, climbs and descents, and a simulated go around, followed by a return to the airport for a go around and landing. The plane handled flawlessly and was a joy to fly... Thank you for a wonderful design." Gold Wings are on the way to John!

Learn More about the SubSonex!

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John Monnett Featured on EAA Podcast;
Speaks at EAA Museum Thursday
04-19-17

Sonex founder and president John Monnett is featured in the latest edition of "The Green Dot," a new series of podcasts from EAA. In this interesting and very entertaining interview, John talks about his history in aviation, from his earliest days with model aircraft to the current Sonex Aircraft projects of today. Listen Now!

John will also be presenting at the EAA Museum's Aviation Adventure Speaker Series on Thursday, April 20th. The event begins at 7pm in the musuem's Founders Wing, and is free for EAA members!

Learn more about John Monnett's history in aviation and the genesis of Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions Products through our archived Airframe History and Engine History webinar presentations, and the book: "John Monnett: From Sonerai to Sonex."

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B-Models Featured in Kitplanes Magazine!
03-17-17


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Sonex Aircraft is extremely excited to announce that the Waiex-B is featured on the cover of Kitplanes Magazine's May, 2017 issue!

"Waiex-B: B Stands for Bigger" is written by Kitplanes Editor in Chief Paul Dye and covers all of improvements of both the Sonex-B and Waiex-B and includes a flight review of the Sonex factory prototype Waiex-B, "Red One."

The Sonex Aircraft B-Models offer many enhancements over the original legacy designs and are available in Sonex-B and Waiex-B configurations, along with the newly available Xenos-B Motorglider! B-Model features include:

  • More Room and Comfort
  • More Panel Space
  • More Fuel
  • More Engine Choices (engine mounts available for AeroVee/AeroVee Turbo, Jabiru 3300, UL Power and Rotax 912-series)
  • More Standard Features
  • Less Build Time!
  • Same Great Flight Characteristics!

The Waiex-B factory prototype aircraft can be seen along with the SubSonex Personal Jet at Sun 'n Fun 2017!

Learn More About the Sonex-B and Waiex-B

Learn More About the Xenos-B Motorglider

Sonex Events Calendar Updated for 2017!
02-17-17

The Sonex Aircraft Company Events Calendar has been updated for 2017, including the Vertigo Airshows SubSonex performance schedule!

Australian builders and Sonex fans, be sure to check-out the SubSonex performing at the Australian International Airshow!

Also, don't miss Sonex Aircraft's exhibit at Sun 'n Fun 2017, including SubSonex airshow performaces!

We Need Your Builder Events!

As 2017 gets into full-swing, remember that we need your grass-roots Sonex Builder Events scheduling for your Builder Events Calendar!

In addition, Sonex Aircraft is happy to support Builder Events with Sonex literature, DVD's and door prizes, as well as publication of your event reports on our home page and social media sites. Contact sales@sonexaircraft.com with your events!

See the Sonex Company Events Calendar!

New: Introducing The Xenos B-Model!
01-05-17

Sonex Aircraft is extremely pleased to announce the new Xenos B-Model! The Xenos-B is available to order now, and kit shipments will begin in March, 2017.

The Xenos-B combines all of the great enhancements of the Sonex and Waiex B-Models with the outstanding motorglider performance and value of the Xenos:

  • More Room and Comfort
  • More Panel Space
  • More Fuel
  • More Engine Choices
  • More Standard Features
  • Less Build Time!
  • Same Great Flight Characteristics!

Xenos B-Model:
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Third Customer-Built SubSonex Personal Jet Makes First Flight: John Murphy
12-27-16

Yet another customer-built SubSonex Personal Jet has flown! Congratulations to John Murphy of Chesterfield, Missouri whose SubSonex SN#4 flew for the first time on December 22nd! And no, those aren't two different jets you're looking at above, those are the same jet with two different paint schemes, one on each side of the aircraft! "[Flight] went very well," writes John. "Very responsive." Gold Wings are on the way!

Learn More about the SubSonex!

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Sonex Builder Events:
NC Sonex Spring Fling Rescheduled
05-22-17

The 6th Annual NC Sonex Spring Fling in Siler City, NC has been rescheduled and renamed due to inclement weather on the original attempt earlier this month. The NC Sonex TarHeel State Fly-In will be held on June 17th at KSCR. Fly-in's of all types are invited, along with drive-in's and camping is available. Read More and Register Today!

Sonex Builder Events are a great way for builders to meet one another, see each other's aircraft and share their passion for homebuilding. They're also a great opportunity for prospective builders to see Sonex Aircraft up-close and have questions answered by current builders!

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Sonex Builder Events:
Two New Events Scheduled for 2017!
03-31-17

Two more grass-roots Sonex builder events have been scheduled for 2017 and added to our Sonex Builders' Events Calendar!

The 6th Annual NC Sonex Spring Fling has been scheduled for May 6th in Siler City, NC.

The 5th Annual Great Lakes Sonex Fly-In has been scheduled for June 24th at Bolingbrook, Illinois' Clow Airport.

Sonex Builder Events are a great way for builders to meet one another, see each other's aircraft and share their passion for homebuilding. They're also a great opportunity for prospective builders to see Sonex Aircraft up-close and have questions answered by current builders!

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Organizations and Events!

Sonex Builder Events:
3rd Annual Sonex Mile-High Fly-In Scheduled!
03-10-17

The first grass-roots Sonex builder event for 2017 has been added to our Sonex Builders' Events Calendar!

Check-out the 3rd Annual Sonex Mile-High Fly-In on May 20th at KFLY, Meadowlake Airport in Colorado Springs. The event attracts builders and pilots from all across Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas and greater Rocky Mountain region.

Informal and interacive presentations are planned and several local pilots plan to give "Sonex Smile Rides" as a way to show off the attraction of a Sonex and to hook future builders!

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Organizations and Events!

Building a Sonex: What It's Really Like
03-10-17

Thinking about building a Sonex Aircraft? You can read about the experience from one of our builders in Air Facts Journal. Robbie Culver, builder of Sonex s/n 1517 wrote about his experiences in the article "Building a Sonex: What It's Really Like."

Read More About the Sonex!

Sonex Flying Stories:
AeroVee Sonex Flying 2016 with Randy Risjan
01-17-17

We received this inspiring music video featuring Randy Risjan flying his AeroVee powered Sonex s/n 1160 through aerobatic manuevers over the 2016 flying season. "I only have one GoPro which I moved around on the plane for different flights," writes Randy. "As you can see, I enjoy flying my Sonex very much.  Thanks for the great design and excellent support!"

This and many more recent videos have been added to the Sonex Flying Stories playlist of our YouTube Channel!

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Waiex First Flight: Christopher Dillman
12-21-16

Congratulations to Christopher Dillman of Exeter, New Hampshire, whose AeroVee powered, standard gear Waiex (S/N W0079) flew for the first time on November 9th! "With three jobs, two kids, a home remodel and addition, and approximately 10 years of construction, Waiex N790EF took flight on November 9 2016, just in time before the New England weather landed," writes Chris, "Special thanks goes out to my good friend Dana Thurston, of Restofab.net, for painting and accomplishing the finishing touches on the plane. Frank Stephens who helped me build a spar that belongs in an art gallery. Kevin Johnson and Herald Fuller for lending a helping hand and professional guidance, and when two arms wasn't enough. I would like to also thank my wife for tolerating my desire to build a aircraft, partly in my basement. And to all my friends who gave me support and the encouragement to continue the build." Gold Wings are on the way to Chris!

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Sonex B-Model Kit (base price):

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Waiex B-Model 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: education.sonexaircraft.com

 

 

 

 

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