On February 28, 1998 John Monnett lifted-off from Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI in a completely new aircraft: Sonex serial number 1, or “SX1.” While certainly not the beginning of John Monnett’s journey, the first flight of SX1 marked the beginning of the Sonex Story for us and thousands of others worldwide. Beginning… Read More
The update you’ve been waiting for is here! Watch the archive video of our February 7th Webinar presentation for the entire presentation from Sonex owner and Highwing designer Mark Schaible. What’s New in This Update? This is the first update on the Sonex Highwing project since the design was originally announced in the Late Summer… Read More
This week’s Sonex and EAA Homebuilders Week webinar is now available as a video archive. Get an overview of all Sonex and AeroConversions products! Sonex offers basic, economical, easy-to-build aircraft. Single and two-place aircraft are available. Two models, the Sonex and Sonerai, are available as plansbuilt aircraft. Sonex even offers single-place and two-place jet aircraft. All… Read More
Sonex will be presenting three new webinar presentations over the next three months, hosted by EAA! These new live webinars will cover topics including the upcoming Sonex High Wing aircraft design, Rotax engine installations in Sonex aircraft, and an overview of all Sonex and AeroConversions products. Webinars are live video broadcast presentations with an interactive… Read More
Sonex has been continually upgrading Xenos Motorglider kits through the years to help make the largest of our kit aircraft models easier to build, and to speed production of Xenos Quick Build Kits. These new parts are now available for existing builders to get a leg-up on their projects, and even builders of the current… Read More
Congratulations to Elwyn Peachey of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania whose standard gear, AeroVee Turbo powered Waiex-B (S/N SNB0048) flew for the first time on February 19th! “Great first flight of Waiex N48YX on Sunday Feb 19, 2023,” writes Elwyn. “The satisfying reward of 2 years of night and weekend kit assembly. Many thanks to Sonex for an… Read More
Congratulations to David Brown of Ozark, Arkansas who has just reported the first flight of his standard gear, UL Power UL350i powered Sonex-B (S/N SNB0016) back on May 7th of 2022! “The build was very enjoyable and satisfying,” writes David. “First flight was amazing with plenty of power supplied by the UL350i engine.” Gold Wings… Read More
Congratulations to Christopher Morris of Mount Dora, Florida whose standard gear, AeroVee Turbo powered Sonex (S/N 1732) flew for the first time on February 7th! “I assembled this kit while furloughed from an airline during COVID,” writes Christopher. “I first flew it today from Bob White Airstrip in Apopka, FL. The plane flew very well… Read More
Congratulations to Bobby Marlette of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho whose tri-gear, AeroVee powered Sonex (S/N 0620) flew for the first time on January 21st! “I couldn’t have asked for a better flight!” writes Bobby. “Thanks to Sonex for designing such a sweetheart of a plane, and especially to my wife whose enthusiastic support made it possible… Read More
As we rapidly approach the 25th Anniversary of the Sonex aircraft design’s first flight next month, it occurred to us that many folks interested in building a Sonex these days may not have ever seen Tony Spicer’s fantastic video, "The Right Seat with Tony Spicer." Tony Spicer is the very first Sonex customer to complete… Read More
Congratulations to Peter Hoey of Doylestown, Pennsylvania whose standard-gear, AeroVee Turbo powered Sonex-B (S/N SNB0021) flew for the first time on December 18th! “The aircraft and engine performed well,” writes Peter. Gold Wings are on the way! View the Latest Sonex Aircraft Completions Learn More About the Sonex-B!
Sonex, LLC is committed to providing the recreational aviation community innovative, cost-effective and efficient aircraft kits, powerplants, and accessories and supporting them with industry-leading customer service. In addition, Sonex provides leadership to the grass-roots homebuilt community to protect the experimental-amateur built rules and cultivates new pilots and airplane builders through educational efforts.
To continue the Sonex Aircraft heritage of Product Innovation, Affordability, Simplicity, Versatility, Performance, Engineering, and Quality and to expand these themes into a broader aviation marketplace.