There are currently 646 reported Sonex aircraft flying worldwide.
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Sonex #1531
First Flight: August 24th, 2018
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Gary Briggs
Current Owner: Gary Briggs
Email: gary.briggs43@yahoo.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Manukau, New Zealand (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
David Wilkinson took my plans built Sonex for it's first flight and says it's a "pocket rocket" It flew Hands off and with no trim required. Thanks to Sonex Aircraft for a great design. Now I just need a rating then I can also have some fun.
SubSonex #8
First Flight: August 12th, 2018
Engine: PBS TJ-100
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Side
Builder: Kenneth Hollrah
Current Owner: Kenneth Hollrah
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Fairmont, OK United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
SubSonex 008 made its first flight on August 12. Climbed to altitude and performed a few basic maneuvers along with several approaches to stall at various flap settings. I have made two more flights since then, expanding on the basics as I work through the test phase.
Sonex #1586
First Flight: June 26th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: Richard Ewing
Current Owner: Richard Ewing
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Perth, WA|Western Australia Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
My kit for the Aerovee powered, tri gear Sonex (plans no. 1586) took to the air on the 26th of June this year. I flew the first flight at Perth, Western Australiaís GA Airport at Jandakot. The picture of the first lift off, taken by a friend, is attached. Iím very impressed with the way the aircraft flies. It has very good manners on the ground, has very nicely harmonised controls and gave me no concerns during the flight. I have had some five years of building the Sonex and have enjoyed most of the process. The support, from my Technical councillors from The Sport Aircraft Association of Australia and from Kerry at Sonex, has smoothed over the occasional areas where assistance was required. Over the past few years I have read many posts on Facebook, marking the successful conclusion of Sonex builders all over the globe. I am happy to have joined their ranks. Thank you for a great aeroplane.
Waiex #132
First Flight: June 24th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Donald Wolcott
Current Owner: Donald Wolcott
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Brimfield, IL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sunday June 14th 2018 was a grand day. My Waiex132 took to the skies for its maiden flight. It flew just as expected with no problems. What a rush and experience to be able to build your own plane then give it its first flight. Thanks, Sonex for a great design. While building and yet today I read the Sonex Builders net every day to glean new ideas in helping build and improve my plane. I want to thank Bill Larson (Sonex builder) for his Tech Inspections and support along the way. Also, Morrie Caudill (Onex Builder) led the way to my decision to build at age 70 when he at age 80 started building his ONEX. Thanks Morrie for your encouragement and technical insights. In preparation for flight I watched numerous YouTube videos of other Sonex-Waiex owners to glean knowledge as to how to fly the plane. My previous flight experience has been in a Champ and Ercoup. It is great help to have a Sonex Community willing to share their experience for others to take advantage of. My ground crew was Bill Larson and Kent Lynch
Onex #24
First Flight: June 17th, 2018
Engine: VW/Other
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Gordon Baxter
Current Owner: Gordon Baxter
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Kitchener, ON|Ontario Canada (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
My Onex made it's first flight with my friend and test pilot Glen Oliphant on June 17, 2018. The flight went well and we are proceeding with the "test phase". The engine is the Hummel 2400 85 hp with a Prince 54x48 P tip prop. Performance numbers unavailable yet but the engine seems very strong.handling is much like my RV-7.light and quick.
Waiex #83
First Flight: June 7th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Bruce Turner
Current Owner: Bruce Turner
Email: bruce@hta.co.nz
Phone: N/A
Location: Whitianga, New Zealand (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Waiex #083, ZK-WYX, took to the air for the first time on 7th June 2018 from Whitianga airfield with Alan Coubray at the controls (Alan is builder of Sonex #689 which first flew in August 2007). Alan reported the aircraft flew as expected and without any issues. Chris and I were stoked! We understand #083 is the first Waiex to fly in New Zealand. I would like to offer huge thanks to major co-builder, Chris Wade, for his significant effort and excellent workmanship. Chris and I would like to thank Sonex for the great kit and quality set of plans. We hardly required any support and when we requested it we received immediate responses. Thanks also to Alan for his encouragement along the way and for conducting the first flight.
Xenos #33
First Flight: May 27th, 2018
Engine: Revmaster R-2300 VW
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Rick Ksander
Current Owner: Rick Ksander
Email: Ksanders@bellnet.ca
Phone: N/A
Location: Peterborough, ON|Ontario Canada (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Ist flight Sunday May 27,2018. Performed as advertised. Thanks to your office for all the help and advise.
Onex #117
First Flight: May 24th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Dirk Verdonck
Current Owner: Dirk Verdonck
Email: dirkverdonck@hotmail.com
Phone: +32 479 807 081
Location: Leffinge, Belgium (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
First flight today May 24th, a half hour stint over the Belgian coastline. Flew hands-off first time and the second landing attempt was the good one!!! Brgds, Dirk
Onex #152
First Flight: April 26th, 2018
Engine: CAMit 2200
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Leonard Schmader
Current Owner: Leonard Schmader
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Sewalls Point, FL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
The first flight was great, no issues with the plane! I want to thank John Willson CFI, of Valkaria, Florida EAA 1288 for checking me out in a two place Sonex, and especially Mike Ketchpaw and the EAA members at Ft Pierce Florida, EAA chapter 908 for all their help in using their facilities to trailer the plane to for test flying. I built the trailer so that I can keep the plane in my garage, the plane gets 58 road miles on it for each flight.
Sonex #645
First Flight: April 15th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Denico Woode
Current Owner: Denico Woode
Email: denico.woode@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Fort Riley, KS United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
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