Sonex Flying Stories

The Best Part of Sonex Aircraft is The Way They Fly!

Sonex Aircraft Flying Stories
(and some Building Stories too!)

True Stories from Sonex Aircraft Pilots... It's often been stated by Sonex Aircraft pilots that the absolute best part of owning a Sonex Aircraft is the way they fly. As the fleet of completed Sonex Aircraft grows, we've compiled some great flying stories from our builders for publication on these pages.

Sonex Flying Stories: Our Favorite Customer Videos

Watch our YouTube playlist, "Sonex Flying Stories: Our Favorite Customer Videos" to see our favorite customer video submissions!

What if David Attenborough Meets a Waiex?

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“Hope you enjoy this fun side of building a Sonex,” is the closing slide of this new video made by Australian Waiex-B builder Andy Gaunt, and that says it all. What is a homebuilt aircraft project supposed to be if not fun? Builders of Sonex kits are having fun in many different forms, keeping the… Read More

Kitplanes eXenos Series: First Flight!

Another installment in Paul Dye’s series of Kitplanes Magazine articles about his electric-powered eXenos is now available: Read the Article! This series covers the installation of FLIT LLC’s Zaero electric propulsion package in Paul and Louise’s Xenos Motorglider. Paul first flew Xenos serial number X0061 on April 8th, and has written a series of feature… Read More

Cross-Country to T25 in my Sonex: Robbie Culver

Sonex builder Robbie Culver (Sonex 1517) and his wife Brenda, both pilots, have decided fulfill their lifelong dream of airpark living. A talented writer and photographer, Robbie decided to document his Sonex relocation to Aero Estates Airport for Air Facts Journal to share this enjoyable, though weather affected trip to his family’s new Texas dream… Read More

New Addition to the SubSonex Airshow Fleet: Torrey Ward

Sonex is pleased to announce that another SubSonex owner has hit the airshow circuit in his microjet! Torrey Ward, owner of SubSonex JSX0019, can now be added to the list of pilots flying the SubSonex Personal Jet in airshows. He joins the ranks of Tom Larkin who currently flies an extensive schedule of shows each… Read More

Chicken Soup for the Homebuilder’s Soul

There’s no question that peer support in homebuilding is vital in many respects: camraderie, motivation and technical advice just to name a few. EAA is founded on the networking of homebuilders via its chapters and through programs like EAA Technical Counselors and Flight Advisors. It can be even more beneficial when builders of similar types… Read More

Builder News: Lou Toth’s Sonex Sets NAA Record!

Congratulations to Sonex builder Lou Toth who set a National Aeronautics Association (NAA) Speed Over a Recognized Course record in his AeroVee powered, tricycle gear Sonex, “Dreamcicle.” The record was set in Class R for Microlights per European standards. Lou set the record along with Ben Poffenberger on March 31st, flying from Pensacola, Florida to… Read More

Growing-Up with Sonex: Adam Cotton

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A lot of youngsters have been involved with Sonex projects through the years, whether they be paticipants in a school or EAA chapter project, or kids and parents building a Sonex aircraft together. For Adam Cotton of Poplar Grove Illinois, the latter is true. Adam and his dad Bryan started building Waiex W0191 together when… Read More

Every Parent Should Buy Their Kid a Sonex Kit!

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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

The First Thousand Hours: Waiex W0082

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Congratulations to Kip Laurie, builder and owner of Waiex W0082 who recently surpassed 1,000 hours on his aircraft! The orange and white Jabiru 3300 powered taildragger has become extremely well-known in the Sonex community both for the quality of the build as-well as the quality of the builder’s personality. In his post to the… Read More

Sonex Flying Stories: Want to Afford a Sonex? Quit Smoking!

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Sonex Builder Richard Young (Sonex SN: 1566) gives a fun and entertaining comparison of the cost of sport flying vs. other habits in your life. See More Sonex Flying Stories!

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