Sonex First Flight: Brian Rodgers
Congratulations to Brian Rodgers of Danville, Illinois whose standard-gear, Jabiru 3300 powered Sonex (S/N 0847) flew for the first time on November 23rd! “Look forward to finishing phase 1 flights in this great airplane!” writes Brian. Gold Wings are on the way! View the Latest Sonex Aircraft Completions
Onex First Flight: Don Brown
Congratulations to Don Brown of Owosso, Michigan whose tri-gear, AeroVee powered Onex (S/N ONX0106) flew for the first time on October 10th! “The flight went as I expected,” writes Don, “I actually took 3 flights [that day] to dial in the AeroInjector & make some adjustments to the MGL EFIS. I set the trim to… Read More
Every Parent Should Buy Their Kid a Sonex Kit!
One of our greatest delights at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 was getting to meet 10 year-old Katherine Perkins. Katherine came to our exhibit booth in the Homebuilt Display Area with her sister and parents and immediately fell in-love with Waiex B-Model prototype Red One. After watching the One Week Wonder’s construction in-process at show center… Read More
Waiex First Flight: Jeff Wisneski
Congratulations to Jeff Wisneski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose standard gear, AeroVee Turbo powered Waiex (S/N W0196) flew for the first time on August 17th! “I am happy to report that the airframe exceeded my expectations and has been great to fly,” writes Jeff, “I wanted to stay with the original design to achieve the handling… Read More
Sonex First Flight: Lou Toth
Congratulations to Lou Toth of Pensacola, Florida whose tri-gear, AeroVee powered Sonex (S/N 1520) flew for the first time on August 28th! “The Sonex design is smooth, swift, and precise in handling,” writes Lou, “I was seeing 110-115kt speeds on the short straight flight legs around a 2500ft grass strip. I want to thank John… Read More
One Week Wonder Waiex Flies!
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
Waiex First Flight: Bryan and Adam Cotton
Congratulations to Bryan and Adam Cotton of Poplar Grove, Illinois whose standard gear, AeroVee powered Waiex (S/N W0191) flew for the first time on July 25th! “It’s a very easy airplane to fly,” writes Bryan, “and the Aerovee ran great. To get recurrent I flew the flight school Cessna C140. If you can do a… Read More
Waiex-B First Flight: Adèle Feuillye
Congratulations to Adèle Feuillye of Bernes-sur-Oise, France whose tricycle gear, Rotax 912ULS powered Waiex-B (S/N WXB0045) flew for the first time on July 28th! “It flies very well,” writes Adèle, “very pleasant and precise at the control. Very efficient with a Rotax 912ULS 100HP and Duc propeller Swirl !!! 135 kt at 5200RPM! What an… Read More
Sonex is a Winner Even at Miniature Scale!
Congratulations to modeler Gary Smith for winning 2nd Place in the Designer Scale class at this year’s AMA Scale Nats National Aeromodeling Champtionship event in Muncie, Indiana in July! Gary’s Sonex model is 29% of a full-size Sonex with a 74″ wingspan. The model weighs 12 lbs gross with 6 LIPO packs on-board to power… Read More
Top Gun – Sonex is Barnstormers Video of the Week
Graeme Smith, owner of Sonex s/n 1153, was so inspired by the new film Tom Gun – Maverick that he decided to film his own version! His video has made it to the big time in the homebuilt aircraft world, featured as the Barnstormers.com eFlyer newletter’s Featured Video of the Week. Enjoy! See More Customer… Read More