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Sonex Aircraft News Archive
September-October, 2005

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October 28, 2005
Congratulations to Brian Heinmiller (Std, Dual Stick, 2200, S/N 0134) who flew his Sonex Aircraft for the first time today. Gold wings are on the way! Check out the latest Sonex Completions.


October 21, 2005
The FAA completed evaluations of the Waiex and Xenos Kits in October 2005 for compliance with the "major portion" requirement of 14 CFR section 21.191(g). Sonex,ltd is pleased to announce that both kits were approved on October 21, 2005.

This approval ensures all Waiex and Xenos Builders will have a smooth road in Registering their aircraft. It also ensures all foreign customers whose governing aircraft agencies use the FAA's Amateur-Built Aircraft Kit list for compliance can now build the Waiex and Xenos.

The Waiex and Xenos will be included in the next release of eligible Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits listed on this web site (Note that it may take some time for the next release of this list. Until then, a copy of the FAA's Approval letter may be obtained from Sonex,ltd):
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/rec/ultralights/amateur_built/kits/


October 18, 2005
Congratulations to Gene Fulmer (Std, Dual Stick, 2180 VW, S/N 0383) who flew his Sonex Aircraft for the first time this past weekend. Gold wings are on the way! Check out the latest Sonex Completions


October 6, 2005
Congratulations to Gary Loubert and Ken MacLeod (Std, Dual Stick, 3300, S/N 0352) who had their Sonex Aircraft take to the sky for the first time yesterday. Gold wings are on the way! Check out the latest Sonex Completions

 


October 3, 2005
Sonex held another very successful workshop this weekend. Over 60 attendees learned about the entire Sonex,ltd Product Line, saw multiple flight demonstrations, and constructed their own workshop project. The next Sonex workshop is scheduled for February 4-5, 2006.

 

Sonex,ltd is also pleased to announce that the world's fastest ultralight, the Monex, and prototype Sonerai I are on loan from the EAA Museum. These aircraft are a beautiful addition to the Sonex Factory showing the lineage of the Sonex Family of Aircraft.

 

 


September 22, 2005
Congratulations to Art Krueger (Std, Dual Stick, 3300, S/N 0095) who flew his Sonex Aircraft for the first time today. Gold wings are on the way! Check out the latest Sonex Completions.


September 19, 2005
Congratulations to Richard Kosi (Std, Dual Stick, AeroVee, S/N 0659) who flew his Sonex Aircraft for the first time this weekend. Gold wings are on the way! Check out the latest Sonex Completions.

 


September 12, 2005
Congratulations to two new Sonex Pilots!

  • Bernie Schaknowski (#0038) flew his 3300 Jabiru powered Sonex in Syracuse, NY on September 4th.
  • Ronald Rasmussen's #0224 , a tail dragger powered by the 2200 Jabiru was flown for the first time by Dane Rasmussen on September 8th at Medina, Ohio.

These are the 99th and 100th Sonex Aircraft to fly worldwide!
Check out the latest Sonex Completions.


September 1, 2005
Please note a change to the Sonex workshop schedule for 2006 with the May workshop, which has been moved to May 5th and 6th.

Also, at last some images of the customer-built Sonex Aircraft that flew into AirVenture 2005 along with some info on each of them:

Wayne Andrews (#0035) has now made the trip to Oshkosh twice and the trip to Sun n Fun 3 times in his 2200 Jabiru-powered Sonex from his home in Siler City, NC

Eldridge Fleming (#0634) made the trip to Oshkosh from Tupelo, MS. A heartwarming story on Eldriges AeroVee powered Sonex construction experience appeared in the July, 2005 issue of EAA's Sport Pilot Magazine.

One of the first Sonex Aircraft to Fly belongs to David Koelzer (#0036). His 3300 Sonex has flown all over the midwest and regularly patrols the skys above Marion, Iowa.

Tony Lewis (#0447) of Winter Haven, Florida made the trip to Oshkosh for the third straight year in his AeroVee powered Sonex. He's been to the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys in his Sonex and just passed 370 flight hours.

Sam Pavel (#0346) from South Bend, Indiana flew in early to volunteer at the show and had his Sonex featured in the Bargain Homebuilts Area. His plans-built, AeroVee-powered Sonex was completed for under $20,000.

Marty Smiltneek (#0173) has also been flying all over the midwest in his 3300 Jabiru powered Sonex. The stars on his tail were all placed by kids who have come running up to his airplane at the various fly-ins he's attended. Marty was standing by his airplane most of AirVenture answering questions about it.

Kerry Fores Sonex S/N 9 was able to sneak away during the busy AirVenture show for a tour of AeroShell Square. Many thanks to Zonnie Fritsche and the rest of the AeroShell Square volunteers for making these images possible:

 

 

 



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