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Sonex Aircraft News Archive
March-April, 2017

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

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!

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John Monnett Featured on EAA Podcast;
Speaks at EAA Museum Thursday

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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Sun 'n Fun is Here: Take Advantage of Sonex Sun 'n Fun Show Specials Thru April 12th!

Visit Us at Sun 'n Fun
Booth# NE-11/29

Sun 'n Fun Show Specials:

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

Sun 'n Fun 2017 is almost here! Be sure to stop and see us in our booth spaces: NE-11/29! Order Now thru April 12th and take advantage of these great Sonex Sun 'n Fun Specials:

Premium Savings Offer*
Combine a Complete Airframe Kit or Kit-Minus-Tail Package with a Quick Build Kit Upgrade, or an AeroVee, AeroVee Turbo, or UL Power Engine and Save 10%. You can even combine all 3 for HUGE savings!

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

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Check-out our new preview video for Sun 'n Fun 2017:

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Sonex Builder Events:
Two New Events Scheduled for 2017!

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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B-Models Featured in Kitplanes Magazine!

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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!

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

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

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."

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