Sonex Aircraft’s Waiex, Xenos and SubSonex aircraft models all share a very special feature: the Y-Tail! The Y-Tail is our unique version of the V-tail that many pilots are familiar with. What makes it a Y-Tail? The rudder! Y-Tails feature not-only a V-tail set of mixed rudder and elevator controls, but also a small rudder… Read More
Published: October 11, 2018 | Posted In: Sonex News
Sonex Aircraft is pleased to announce that Kitplanes Magazine’s newest columnist is Sonex’s own Kerry Fores! Fores, Sonex Aircraft Technical Communications Manager, has been invited to be a regular contributor to the popular newsstand publication. Drawing from his personal experience, as well as nearly 20 years of involvement with Sonex Aircraft, Kerry’s column, “Building Time,” will cover a… Read More
Fall is now upon us, but our AeroVee Turbo test team managed to run an EXTREME Hot Weather Test of the AeroVee Turbo Cooling System in mid-September, and the results are impressive. As we’ve learned in logging past tests, ground runs are far-more abusive to any air cooled engine. Builders should avoid extended ground run… Read More
At AirVenture 2015, Sonex Aircraft donated a pair of wings to EAA’s Give Flight project, and those wings have now flown! “8:30 AM on August 18, chapter friend Mike Singleton flew our Give Flight Program Waiex for the very first time!” writes Wes Baker, president of EAA Chapter 555 in Las Cruces, NM. The wings… Read More
During AirVenture 2018, Sonex Aircraft held the first-ever SubSonex Factory Seminar. The two-hour event was held at Sonex factory headquarters with approximately 60 people in-attendance to receive a focused informational session about all aspects of building, flying and owning a SubSonex Personal Jet, including a fun and informative panel discussion with Sonex founder and president… Read More
Three new events have been added to the Sonex Builders’ Events Calendar for the month of October, including two opportunities to camp with your Sonex Aircraft in Texas, and an invite to enjoy some Kansas City BBQ with a bunch of Sonex pilots! Remember, if you are planning your own Sonex-related get-together, don’t forget to… Read More
Congratulations to Max Emmighausen of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire whose tri-gear Waiex (S/N W0059) flew for the first time on September 30th! “My Waiex flew for .6 hrs yesterday at Mt Washington Regional KHIE. It flew wonderfully, no surprises,” writes Max. “Thanks especially go to my ultra patient and helpful wife Cathy, Mike Smith for… Read More
Congratulations to Juergen Voll of Wichita Falls, Texas whose AeroVee Turbo powered, standard gear Waiex-B (S/N WXB0017) flew for the first time on September 23rd! “It flies pretty nice with a nice crisp response to the aerobatic ailerons,” writes Juergen. “Despite that the day of the first flight started with marginal weather, it conluded with… Read More
Congratulations to William Volcko of Skaneateles, New York whose AeroVee powered Xenos (S/N X0068) flew for the first time on August 24th! "Flew full throttle to 7500′ loitered for total of 40 minutes," writes Bill. "Did some maneuvers, slow flight and stalls. Engine shut down, flew another 20 minutes to uneventful landing. Very happy. Flies… Read More
Congratulations to Gary Briggs of Manukau, New Zealand whose Rotax 912 ULS powered Standard Gear Sonex (S/N 1531) flew for the first time on August 24th! "David Wilkinson took my plans built Sonex for it’s first flight and says it’s a ‘pocket rocket’," writes Gary. "It flew Hands off and with no trim required. Thanks… Read More
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