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Sonex Aircraft Gears-Up for June 7-8 Workshop Seminar; Warehouse Expansion Prepares for Busy Summer
Production and R&D Schedules

May 16, 2014, Oshkosh, WI

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is preparing for an extremely busy summer in 2014. The season will be kicked-off by the June 7-8 Sonex Builders Workshop event, the 57th seminar since the company's founding in 1998! Sonex Workshops give current and prospective builders a hands-on opportunity to gain metal aircraft construction skills specific to the Sonex Aircraft product line, while learning the ins and outs of all other aspects of building, flying and maintaining a Sonex Aircraft, all at Sonex company headquarters in Oshkosh, WI. Attendees also get a chance to take advantage of Basic Aircraft Familiarization Flights in the factory fleet of aircraft via the Sonex T-Flight Transition Training program. Space is still available and attendees can save over $1,000 on their Sonex Aircraft kit purchase. More information about Sonex Aircraft Workshops can be found at:

Production and deliveries of Sonex Aircraft kits and AeroConversions products are in full-swing heading into the summer, including a full calendar of Quick Build Kit deliveries and a large number of AeroVee Engine Kit orders, combined with a full production schedule through year-end 2014 for the SubSonex Personal Jet. In-preparation for expanded production schedules for 2014 and beyond, Sonex Aircraft has just completed a 3600 square foot addition to its warehouse facility, which increases total Sonex Aircraft warehouse space to nearly 10,000 square feet. "This warehouse expansion was a critical move to allow production capacity for the next generation of Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products including the very near-term SubSonex Personal Jet and AeroVee Turbo offerings," comments Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett. "We're pleased to be doing our part in contributing to local and national economic growth as we continue to purchase the vast majority of our manufactured products from American companies, most manufactured right here in Wisconsin. We're proud to be made in the USA."

Final tasks are being completed in-preparation for first flight of the JSX-2 SubSonex Personal Jet production-conforming prototype, anticipated to fly in June. Completion of JSX-2 testing will allow production of customer Quick Build units to begin, and some of the first parts for SubSonex customer kits have already arrived at the Sonex warehouse. "We're very pleased with the progress and success of the JSX-2 R&D and production planning processes thus-far," comments Monnett, "we are on-track to meet all of our ambitious SubSonex goals for 2014." A new progress update was released to SubSonex deposit holders and other interested enthusiasts on Friday. More information about the SubSonex Personal Jet can be found at:

The AeroVee Turbo R&D project is also anticipated to be concluded and ready for production by the end of 2014. After more than a year of data collection and refinement in Sonex Aircraft's engine test cell facility, the AeroVee Turbo has been returned to a flying airplane, with flight tests commencing this week. This is the second phase of flight test for the AeroVee Turbo project; the first round occurred early in the project, after which the engine was moved to the test cell. The second flight test phase is aimed at verification of performance and reliability benchmarks achieved in test cell running, and collection of performance numbers for the system including takeoff distance, rate of climb, and cruise at various altitudes. More information about the AeroVee Turbo can be found at:

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is a leader in the experimental kit aircraft industry, providing a series of sport aircraft along with the AeroConversions line of products which include the AeroVee engine, AeroInjector and ancillary aviation products. Sonex Aircraft’s Sonex, Waiex, and Onex sport planes, the Xenos sport motorglider, and now the SubSonex Personal Jet, offer outstanding performance in an easy to build, easy to fly kit package that can be purchased and completed with full technical support at an unrivaled price. Sonex and AeroConversions continue to invest heavily in developing new products. Our team is committed to providing simple, elegant and low-cost solutions for sport flying. Simply put, Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products provide the Best Performance Per Dollar. Check us out at and



The Sonex Warehouse recently received a 3600
square foot addition (right wing of building).
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Sonex will hold it's 57th hands-on customer
Workshop seminar on June 7-8, 2014.
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Sonex Founder John Monnett gives a presentation
about the AeroVee Engine Kit during a recent
Sonex Builder Workshop.
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Sonex Aircraft has a full schedule of Quick Build Kit
orders scheduled through the end of Summer.
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Recent Quick Build Kit pickups: a Sonex for
Pennsylvania (left) and a Onex for Oregon (right).
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A large batch of AeroVee crankshafts pre-assembled
for delivery in scheduled new engine shipments.
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SubSonex JSX-2 Prototype in final stages of
construction prior to first flight, planned for June.
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AeroVee Turbo is moved from the test cell into the
second phase of flight test, currently in the Sport Acro.
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AeroVee Turbo powered Sonex Sport Acro taxis out
for a test flight this week.
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Mark Schaible
Sonex Aircraft, LLC
Phone: (920) 231-8297
Fax:     (920) 426-8333


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