Congressman Tom Petri Tours Sonex Factory

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Congressman Thomas Petri (R) 6th District, Wisconsin, visited Sonex Aircraft, LLC on Tuesday, May 29 and met with Sonex owners and staff. Petri toured the Sonex facility and learned about Sonex and AeroConversions products and how the unique Sonex Aircraft, LLC business model offers the Best Performance Per Dollar to sport pilots worldwide.

Much of the discussion focused on the many jobs created in the state of Wisconsin, and nationwide, by Sonex contracts with domestic part suppliers. Sonex also illustrated for the Congressman an example of successful business on Wittman Regional Airport, showing the airport’s tremendous value to the community and the nation’s trade and tax base.

Sonex Aircraft, LLC also took the opportunity to lobby Congressman Petri for the rejection of the federal aviation service user fee proposals contained in the Bush Administration’s proposed Next Generation Air Transportation System Financing Reform Act of 2007. To find out how you can make your voice heard on the issue of user fees, see EAA’s General Aviation United Against User Fees information page. Congressman Petri serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.petri_visit_052907_small_5099