Builder Organizations & Events

A Grass-Roots Community of Builders!

A tremendous grass-roots network of builders' groups and organizations have formed since Sonex's founding in 1998. These builders' groups provide invaluable camaraderie and peer support, while also hosting numerous fly-in events across the country and around the globe. This page serves as a Directory of Builder Organizations as well as a Calendar of Builders' Events.

Builder Organizations Directory | Builders' Events Calendar Discussion Forum is an independently owned and administered discussion forum for Sonex builders, and has become the primary online gathering place for builders and owners of the type. Note that content is not moderated by Sonex, LLC and like all online forums, some content may not be accurate. It's always best to Contact Sonex as the authoritative source of information.

Builder Organizations Directory

If you are establishing a new Sonex Builder Organization, or would like to change information in your organization's listing below, please Contact Sonex Aircraft!

Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation

The Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation is a national type club for builders and pilots of Sonex Aircraft designs founded to promote safety and education in building and operating Sonex aircraft.

The Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation typically participate in the Great Lakes Sonex Fly-In held in June. Additionally, their Annual Membership Meeting is held each year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

SonexAus (Australia)

SonexAus supports the owners and builders of the Sonex family of homebuilt aircraft. It aims to promote the building of Sonex aircraft as a recreational and educational pursuit and to advocate for the interests of Sonex owners and builders. SonexAus provides a wide range of practical assistance, information and social activities and flyins for the benefit of members and friends. SonexAus will maintain appropriate and effective working relationships and affiliations with SAAA, RAAus, AOPA and other relevant organisations and, if required, represents the interests of Sonex owners and builders with relevant government regulators.

SonexAus hosts an annual fly-in at Yarrawonga as their flagship event. SonexAus also is an exhibitor, and holds their annual meeting at the Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) National Convention (Natfly). Additional SonexAus events and fly-ins are organized throughout the year.

SonexEuro (Europe)

SonexEuro was founded in 2012 by UK builder Steve Moody to build the Sonex community across all of Europe.

Builder Organizations Directory | Builders' Events Calendar

Builders' Events Calendar

The following events are being held by Sonex Aircraft builders and are a great way to network and see other builders' projects. Contact Sonex Aircraft to submit your event to this calendar. Feel free to submit pictures of previous events of the same type to be included on this page.

Please note that Sonex, LLC will generally not be attending these events. To see factory aircraft and displays, view the Sonex, LLC Company Events Calendar. Also note that Sonex, LLC has no ownership or affiliation with any associations or type clubs advertising events on this page.

July 26, 2023: Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation AirVenture BBQ

Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) Oshkosh, WI

Once again, Wayne Daniels has been kind enough to offer to host our annual Sonex builders/pilots BBQ at his “7th Heaven” home on the east side of Wittman Field.

This is an all-volunteer, self-organized event. We all work together to get there, help out, clean up and behave at Wayne’s home – it offers an amazing perspective of the night airshow!

We ask each attendee to donate $10 for food and drink. (That cost is nothing compared to the on-site services!) Wayne always serves up the usual BBQ fare.

There are sign-up slots for cooks, cleanup, driving, and taking the donations. Again, friends, this is a self-organized all-volunteer event and we need your help to make it happen.

Here is the link: … 8-oshkosh2

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Oshkosh!

Contact: Robbie Culver


September 30, 2023: 11th Annual Northeast Sonex Fly-In

Francis S Gabreski Airport (KFOK) Westhampton Beach, NY

After a 5-Year Hiatus the Northeast Sonex Fly-In is Returning!

The 11th Annual Northeast Sonex Fly-In will be hosted this year on:
Saturday, September 30, 2023, from Noon until 5pm at KFOK – Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, NY (Long Island).
(The rain date is Sunday, October 1, 2023)

There will be door prizes proudly sponsored by Sonex. This event is co-sponsored by our local EAA
Chapter: 528 for Suffolk County, NY.

The event will be located on the South Side of the Airport at the South Hangars off taxiway Sierra between Runways 1 & 33. There will be finger foods, drinks, and desserts for a nominal fee to support the event, and our local EAA Chapter. This is an informal event to socialize with other Sonex builders as well as members of the local flying and building community.

The event will also include a small dedication for B-Model Builder Tim Wrede and his “Badass-B”. An Aeromomentum Powered tri-gear B-Model Sonex.

Please Visit: for more information and to RSVP!

Contact: Tim Wrede


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