EAA Sport Aviation Magazine
“Sonex’s Stars Stand for Happy Kids” by Ron Dorner
Sonex pilot Marty Smiltneek (Sonex S/N 0173) was featured in the July issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine, in “Sonex’s Stars Stand for Happy Kids” (page 93). Ron Dorner, a member of Marty’s EAA chapter 320, wrote the article detailing Marty’s tradition of allowing kids who sit in his aircraft to place a colored star on his Sonex tail, which is now festooned with stars. The article also describes Marty’s Jabiru 3300 powered Sonex and the design’s outstanding performance.