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Sonex Aircraft in the News: The Long View of SubSonex Ownership

The award winning SubSonex Personal Jet built by KITPLANES Editor at Large and retired NASA Flight Director Paul Dye once again graces the cover of KITPLANES magazine this month. This article is an insightful review of Paul’s SubSonex ownership experience over the past four years. Like the rest of the Sonex fleet of aircraft designs,… Read More

The Elephant in the Room: The Kit Industry is Healthier than you Think!

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There’s an elephant in the room. The business situation with our friends and competitor in Oregon obviously cannot be ignored. So the question is: Is this endemic to the rest of the kit aircraft industry? We’re happy to report that it’s not. Sonex owner and president Mark Schaible participated in a round-table discussion with Sebastian… Read More

Kitplanes eXenos Series: First Flight!

Another installment in Paul Dye’s series of Kitplanes Magazine articles about his electric-powered eXenos is now available: Read the Article! This series covers the installation of FLIT LLC’s Zaero electric propulsion package in Paul and Louise’s Xenos Motorglider. Paul first flew Xenos serial number X0061 on April 8th, and has written a series of feature… Read More

First Flights: Paul Dye Flies His Electric Xenos!

Congratulations to Paul Dye and Louise Hose of Kitplanes Magazine who flew their eXenos (S/N X0061) with Zaero Elecric Propulsion for the first time today! The aircraft uses the Zaero Electric Propulsion system pioneered by Gabriel DeVault and supported by both Sonex and DeVault. Paul made two flights today from his home airpark in Dayton,… Read More

This Month in Kitplanes Archives: The Onederful Onex!

It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the Onex graced the cover of Kitplanes Magazine. The June, 2013 issue of Kitplanes is featured in the monthly “Archive” column in the June 2023 edition. “Half the Seats, Twice the Fun!” is the magazine cover’s tagline for our fleet’s low-cost leader, and builders… Read More

Electric Xenos Motor/Battery Mounts Now Available to Order!

Sonex is pleased to announce that motor/battery mounts are now available to order for the Xenos Motorglider Zaero Electric Propulsion package! Developed by Gabriel DeVault, the installation uses the standard Sonex cowlings and AeroVee Spinner with Sensenich Propeller… Read More

One Week Wonder Waiex Flies!

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The AirVenture 2022 One Week Wonder Waiex-B made its maiden flight early this morning here in Oshkosh! Flown by EAA and Sonex alumn Joe Norris, the Rotax 912iS powered, standard gear Waiex-B serial number WXB66OWW made a brief shake-down first flight. Initial rate of climb information indicated over 1600 feet per minute and overall performance… Read More

Biggest. Oshkosh. Ever!

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 broke all kinds of records for EAA, making it the biggest event ever, and it was the biggest Oshkosh ever for Sonex in several ways! Keep scrolling, this is probably the biggest Oshkosh web post ever, as-well! Sonex Open House The events kicked-off with our traditional Sonex Open House and Homecoming… Read More

WE DID IT! One Week Wonder Completed!

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The One Week Wonder at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is in the books: WE DID IT! Waiex B-Model N220WW taxied under its own power at the end of the air show on Sunday, July 31st capping off AirVenture 2022 and an heroic effort by One Week Wonder volunteers, Sonex staff, EAA staff and One Week Wonder… Read More



A new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was unveiled at the AUVSI Xponential convention in Orlando Florida today, and it should look quite familiar to Sonex builders and fans! Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) has partnered with Sonex Aerospace to develop a twin-engine jet powered UAV called TRACER. Based-upon the SubSonex Personal Jet, the NASC TRACER… Read More

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