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Sonex Aircraft News Archive
May-June, 2017

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Sonex Builder Events: Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation Annual Meeting at AirVenture 2017

The Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation is once again holding its annual membership meeting at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 26th at 11am on the flight line adjacent to the Sonex Aircraft exhibit booth. See full details on our Builders' Events Calendar

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Sonex Builder Events: Attend the Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation Picnic at AirVenture 2017!

The Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation is once again planning a member BBQ at EAA AirVenture 2017!

The party will be an informal BYOB (Bring your own beverage - if you drive please DO NOT plan on drinking alcohol!) burgers and brats affair at Wayne's 7th Heaven over on the east side of Wittman Field. The date is set as Wednesday July 26th, 2017 and the time is 6 pm local.

The night airshow is a highlight of the week, and attendees can enjoy it from the perspective of Wayne's backyard.

See full details on our Builders' Events Calendar!

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AirVenture Oshkosh 2017:
Sonex Events Schedule for Oshkosh Posted!

As always, Sonex Aircraft will be exhibiting at the 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show. Stop by and see us in the North Aircraft Display area Booth 622!

The full schedule of Sonex events for Oshkosh '17 is now available on our Company Events Page!

Sonex events at AirVenture 2017 include the Sonex Open House and Homecoming Fly-In, informational forums and SubSonex airshow performances!

See the Sonex Events Calendar!

Onex First Flight: David Jones

Congratulations to David Jones of Germantown, Tennessee, whose AeroVee powered, standard gear Onex (S/N ONX0153) flew for the first time on June 17th! "Flew my Onex (SN0153) on Father's Day weekend with my Dad (and building assistant) in attendance," writes David, "Got off the ground rather quickly and made a lap around the pattern to check some basics. Now time to tweak and work off the Phase I and collect flying data! Thanks to all who have touched my build in one way or another. For those on the fence, come on in. The adventure is fine!" Gold Wings are on the way!

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New: Xenos-B Conversion Kits Available!

Sonex Aircraft is excited to announce that Xenos B-Model Conversion Kits are now available! With Xenos-B Conversion Kits, owners of legacy Xenos kits can convert their projects to the new B-Model configuration for under $10,000 (base price).

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
Conversion Kits:

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AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 is Coming: Place Your Pickup Orders and Schedule Factory Tours Now!

Check-out the action from AirVenture 2016 to see what you can expect!

As always, Sonex Aircraft will be exhibiting at the 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show. Stop by and see us in the North Aircraft Display area Booth 622!

Factory Tours Daily!
Sonex will be offering tours of our factory headquarters facility every morning, Monday July 24th through Friday July 28th at 9am, and Saturday July 29th 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 23 (Sonex Open House): 10am to 2pm
  • Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28: 8am to 11:00am

Note that the office may be closed early on any given day during AirVenture if no pickups are scheduled. Any questions about AirVenture part order pickups may be directed to our Customer Service team at:

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See SubSonex Assembly with Vertigo Airshows!

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!

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Introducing Sonex Aerospace, LLC: UAS Mfg Company to Debut at XPONENTIAL 2017

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!


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

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!


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