There are currently 631 reported Sonex aircraft flying worldwide.
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Sonex #1608
First Flight: November 21st, 2019
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Jem DeSalis
Current Owner: Jem DeSalis
Email: jemdesalis@aol.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Maidenhead SL6 9AR, ENG|England United Kingdom (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Brave Pilot, Steve Moody. Inspirational inspector, Rex Coates.
Sonex #218
First Flight: November 15th, 2019
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: Greg McCarthy
Current Owner: Greg McCarthy
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Marlo, VIC|Victoria Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sonex #0218 successfully test flown by Mr Will Quint (Flight Instructor and Ace Test Pilot, Bendigo Flying Club) - #0218 (Regn 19-1654) took to the skies like a homesick angel. Huge thanks to Rod Shearer - Australia's best LAME for sticking with me and the project throughout. Big thanks to Linda Beilharz CFI and Col Hokin (Flight Instructor and Second Ace Test Pilot), Bendigo Flying Club, for instruction and successful gaining of RA-Aus Pilot Certificate. Huge thanks to Helen, Laura and Rachel McCarthy for all the family support over the 19 years of building. Another huge thanks Marjie James - Ace Sonex Support Crew - for all the accommodation, meals, washing, sewing and general good company. Big thanks to all the other family and friends who supported throughout. Finally a big thanks to Kerry, John, Betty, Mark and all the others at Sonex for great plans, great design, technical support and general good will over the years - as Kerry would say - Blue Skies!
Waiex-B #26
First Flight: October 26th, 2019
Engine: UL Power UL260iS
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Ron Heberlein
Current Owner: Ron Heberlein
Email: ronheberlein@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Wilsonville, OR United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
After a little over 2 1/2 years, our plane is finally up in the air! It was a great feeling to be able to take off for the first time in a plane that the family built!
Onex #158
First Flight: September 22nd, 2019
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: John Higgs
Current Owner: John Higgs
Email: johnhiggs199@gmail.com
Phone: +61 (0)411 263070
Location: Amelup, WA|Western Australia Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Pleased to advise that Onex #158 has been completed and had its first flight on Sunday 22nd Sept 2019 at Amelup, Western Australia. It is AeroVee powered, conventional gear. First flight was very successful with no major issues. Faster than expected. Many thanks to Sonex Support and the various fellow-builders around the world who provided valuable assistance during the project. Special thanks also to Peter Hanbury, Pleun Hitzert and Richard Ewing.
Waiex-B #23
First Flight: August 13th, 2019
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Center
Builder: Les Wellington
Current Owner: Les Wellington
Email: Wellingtonlesj@gmail.com
Phone: 541-543-3021
Location: Eugene, OR United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
August 13, 2019 was first flight for our Waiex-B flown by Gary Ludeke. Performed seven successful takeoff and landings with no known issues. Very exciting to see the plane fly that my wife Lynn and I built together. Thank you for a wonderful airplane and for the wonderful experience that we only expect to get better.
SubSonex #11
First Flight: August 3rd, 2019
Engine: PBS TJ-100
Gear: Standard
Controls: Side
Builder: Tony Nerad
Current Owner: Tony Nerad
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Fairfax Station, VA United States
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Flew great. Needs more runway than I was accustomed to (Tony is a former Harrier pilot), but once airborne handles well and has superb visibility. I'm enjoying flying it.
Sonex-B #15
First Flight: July 3rd, 2019
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Center
Builder: Roger Barlee
Current Owner: Roger Barlee
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Eagle Point, VIC|Victoria Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
It is my pleasure to advise that my just completed B model Sonex flew for the first time yesterday. The aircraft is a nosewheel configuration with a 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS fitted. The aircraft flew and landed beautifully (as was expected). I believe it is the first B model to fly in Australia. I would like to thank all those who contributed to the successful build both at Sonex and in Australia -the network works great and should not be underestimated! Looking forward to many more enjoyable flights.
Sonex #1566
First Flight: June 25th, 2019
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Richard Young
Current Owner: Richard Young
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Virginia, SA|South Australia Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
After 6 1/2 years of scratch building and head scratching my Sonex flies like a dream. Taking off on a fine still morning at YGAW. Hands off straight and level and most importantly.just easy! I need to thank the other builders out there for the odd bit of help and advice and the fellow members of the SAAA in South Australia. I am still smiling.
Waiex #197
First Flight: June 16th, 2019
Engine: AeroVee Turbo
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Ryan Roth
Current Owner: Ryan Roth
Email: rroth31@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Knoxville, TN United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
More information on my project and first flight at: www.rynoth.com
Onex #143
First Flight: June 3rd, 2019
Engine: AeroVee Turbo
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Ben Grubb
Current Owner: Ben Grubb
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Veneta, OR United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Got my first flight on June 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CVG_Mx61Ww&t=9s Went awesome. Got some great test pilot training from Robbin in Independence and the sonex pod cast "First Flight" was really helpful too. Just added power and went straight down the runway till it wanted to fly. Got a great 30-40 minute flight in to figure out slow flight characteristics then brought it back in for a great landing. Have to dial in the trim and see if I can suck more power out of the turbo now. Super exciting---haven't had that much adrenaline in forever! Special thanks to my Tech Counselor Ernie Moreno. He checked my plane 4 different times the last couple years free of charge driving 1.5 hours to my place! I had little aircraft knowledge so his details and insight were amazing. Ben Grubb Onex Turbo 0143 N442BK
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