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The Elephant in the Room: The Kit Industry is Healthier than you Think!

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There’s an elephant in the room. The business situation with our friends and competitor in Oregon obviously cannot be ignored. So the question is: Is this endemic to the rest of the kit aircraft industry? We’re happy to report that it’s not. Sonex owner and president Mark Schaible participated in a round-table discussion with Sebastian… Read More

New: Upgraded Tail Kits for Xenos Builders!

Sonex is excited to announce new, easier to build Xenos Tail Kits! All new Xenos Tail Kits now feature finished matched-hole stabilizer structure channels and new machined parts. This upgrade brings the Xenos up-to-speed with all other Sonex aircraft tail kits and is the final installment in a series of Xenos matched-hole kit upgrades. Like… Read More

New: Announcing Dual Stick Option for B-Models!

Sonex is excited to announce a new option for Sonex, Waiex and Xenos B-Models: Dual Sticks! Thanks to popular demand, we have created an optional Dual Stick installation for all B-Model aircraft, and are making a retrofit package available to customers wishing to convert their existing aircraft. B-Model Dual Stick Retrofit Kit SNB-C04-Dual: $1,500 Order… Read More

First Flights: Paul Dye Flies His Electric Xenos!

Congratulations to Paul Dye and Louise Hose of Kitplanes Magazine who flew their eXenos (S/N X0061) with Zaero Elecric Propulsion for the first time today! The aircraft uses the Zaero Electric Propulsion system pioneered by Gabriel DeVault and supported by both Sonex and DeVault. Paul made two flights today from his home airpark in Dayton,… Read More

The REAL Story Behind the Chinese Balloon Intercept

The following account has been recenly declassified and submitted by the owner of Sonex 1153, Graeme Smith: It can now be revealed that the shoot down of the Chinese balloon on 4th February 2023 was not performed by a $334 million 5th Generation F-22 Raptor. In fact the public’s perceived delay in the response from… Read More

The Big Highwing Update is Here!

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The update you’ve been waiting for is here! Watch the archive video of our February 7th Webinar presentation for the entire presentation from Sonex owner and Highwing designer Mark Schaible. What’s New in This Update? This is the first update on the Sonex Highwing project since the design was originally announced in the Late Summer… Read More

Electric Xenos Motor/Battery Mounts Now Available to Order!

Sonex is pleased to announce that motor/battery mounts are now available to order for the Xenos Motorglider Zaero Electric Propulsion package! Developed by Gabriel DeVault, the installation uses the standard Sonex cowlings and AeroVee Spinner with Sensenich Propeller… Read More

One Week Wonder Waiex Flies!

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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



A new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was unveiled at the AUVSI Xponential convention in Orlando Florida today, and it should look quite familiar to Sonex builders and fans! Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) has partnered with Sonex Aerospace to develop a twin-engine jet powered UAV called TRACER. Based-upon the SubSonex Personal Jet, the NASC TRACER… Read More

Volunteers Needed for One Week Wonder!

AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 is fast approaching, and Sonex staff are busy preparing for the Waiex-B One Week Wonder build to take-place during this year’s show, but we need your help! If you’re interested in helping us build the One Week Wonder as a volunteer, the time to sign-up is now! We are seeking individuals with… Read More

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