The Midwest Sonex Fly-In has become a much-anticipated annual tradition among Sonex builders, pilots and enthusiasts alike. The 2019 Midwest Sonex Fly-In was held last weekend at Drake Field Airport in Fayetteville, Arkansas and was a huge success. The following is a report from event organizers Frank Klimek and Rick Wantz:
“The 2019 Midwest Sonex Fly-In is in the record books!
We had 2 Waiex, 2 Onex, 7 Sonex and the first for a Sonex fly-in and Drake Field, a SubSonex from Oklahoma.
At 8:00 to start the day off right, Wantz and Klimek made a high speed pass down the runway followed shortly by arrival of 10 other Sonex aircraft. We were joined by 6 certified aircraft of different types. For the next three hours there was plenty of visiting friends and making new ones. At 11:30 we broke for lunch and drew for door prizes supplied by various vendors. The top prize was another Prince propeller!
We had aircraft from Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Rick and I want extend our thanks to those who took the time to fly to Fayetteville and take part in a great gathering of aircraft enthusiasts, no matter the type. A special thanks goes out to Sonex for producing a great aircraft that we got to showcase this weekend. Many thanks also goes out to our great sponsors this year that helped reward some of our guest with great door prizes. The fantastic 2019 Midwest Sonex Fly-In sponsors were Sonex Aircraft, Prince Aircraft Company, GRT Avionics, Sensenich propeller, Wicks Aircraft Supply, Dynon Avionics, Aircraft Spruce, Sensenich Propeller, and Aircraft Tool Supply.”
Sonex aircraft would like to thank Frank and Rick, along with the rest of the volunteers and attendees for making another great grass-roots Sonex builder event so successful!