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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sonex Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

March 7, 2008, Oshkosh, WI

2008 is a special year for Sonex Aircraft staff, owners, builders, pilots and enthusiasts, as it marks the 10th anniversary of the Sonex design and Sonex Aircraft, LLC. February 28 was the official start of the anniversary celebration, being the 10th anniversary of the first flight of the Sonex prototype in 1998. Sonex Aircraft, LLC (originally established as Sonex-Ltd.) was established soon thereafter and sale of the first set of Sonex plans quickly followed in August of 1998. The rest, as they say, is history.

Sonex Aircraft, LLC has enjoyed many milestones along the way. The following are just a few:

  • Evolution and growth of Sonex Aircraft Complete Airframe Kits, kit upgrades and options.
  • Establishment of the AeroConversions product line in 2001 with AeroCarb and AeroVee engine flagship products, and the introduction of many more AeroConversions products and accessories in the years since.
  • Introduction of two new designs in 2003: the Waiex sport plane and Xenos motorglider.
  • Over 200 Sonex Aircraft completed and flown in the worldwide fleet thus far.
  • Sale of over 1,300 Sonex Aircraft plans and kits since 1998.
  • Hosting of 38 Sonex Builder Workshops since 1998.
  • Leadership efforts with EAA and FAA in the establishment of Light Sport Aircraft regulations and the preservation and stewardship of Experimental Amateur Building privileges.
  • Commitment to the development of green technologies for the future of our sport with the Sonex and AeroConversions E-Flight Initiative.

1998 was not the beginning of the story of Sonex Aircraft, however, as Sonex Aircraft, LLC Founder, President and designer John Monnett first entered the homebuilding marketplace with the Sonerai in 1971. Since the establishment of Sonex, John Monnett has enjoyed several distinct honors including induction into the EAA Homebuilder’s Hall of Fame, receipt of Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Key to the City award (typically reserved for legends in aviation such as Paul Poberezny and Chuck Yeager), and the release of his biography, “John Monnett: from Sonerai to Sonex” written by Sonex builder Jim Cunningham.

The entire team at Sonex Aircraft, LLC would like to thank the incredible group of builders, friends, family and supporters who have made the last 10 years such a pleasure. We can't wait to see what the next 10 years bring to the Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions product lines!

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is a rising star in the experimental kit aircraft industry, providing a series of Sport Pilot eligible kit aircraft and producing the AeroConversions line of products which include the AeroVee engine, AeroCarb and ancillary aviation products. Sonex Aircraft’s Sonex and Waiex sport planes, and the Xenos sport motorglider offer outstanding performance in an easy to build, easy to fly kit package that can be purchased and completed with full technical support at an unrivaled price. Sonex and AeroConversions product development is committed to providing simple, elegant and low-cost solutions for sport flying. Simply put, Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products provide the best performance per dollar. Check us out at www.SonexAircraft.com

PRESS CONTACT:

Mark Schaible
Sonex Aircraft, LLC
www.SonexAircraft.com
Phone: (920) 231-8297
Fax:     (920) 426-8333
E-mail: mark@sonexaircraft.com

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