After almost 50 years of involvement in the kit aircraft industry, Sonex Founder and President John Monnett has announced his retirement from Sonex Aircraft, LLC effective June 2, 2018.
“I am retiring from Sonex Aircraft but not forsaking my passion for aviation,” remarks John. “I will continue to contribute where I can into the future but will be leaving day to day operations in the very capable hands of my staff.”
John Monnett continues to own the experimental aircraft and engine company, but opportunities for alternative ownership of Sonex Aircraft, LLC lie in it’s future. Monnett invites offers from qualified individuals and/or companies who are interested in continuing the successful heritage of Sonex Aircraft into the next generation, or in assisting Sonex Aircraft with transition to an employee-ownership succession plan.
John’s roots in experimental aircraft date-back to 1968 when, as a young school teacher, John began building a highly-modified Midget Mustang project, and was first introduced to legendary aircraft designer & builder Steve Wittman, laying the groundwork for Formula Vee racer Sonerai I, John’s first design. The Sonerai eventually launched John into business, and the EAA Homebuilt Hall of Fame inductee has many designs and awards to his credit. Read More in Today’s Official Press Release.