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Sonex Aircraft, LLC Announces Sonex Education Initiative

July 18, 2006, Oshkosh, WI

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 will mark the official launch of the Sonex Education Initiative. The Education Initiative represents an investment into the future of aviation in all its forms, both recreational and professional. Through the Sonex Education Initiative, Sonex Aircraft, LLC is offering discount incentives for educational institutions and community organizations to educate youth about aviation via the construction of a Sonex Aircraft or AeroConversions AeroVee Engine.

At its core, the Sonex Education Initiative consists of a 10 percent discount incentive on Sonex, Waiex or Xenos Complete Airframe Kits and AeroConversions AeroVee Engines. In addition, Sonex Aircraft, LLC has created a Sonex Education Initiative web site to offer many value-added features to participant schools and organizations. In partnership with Expercraft, the Sonex Education Initiative web site will offer free Expercraft Simple Log project logging to participants. The Education Initiative web site will also offer free on-line discussion groups for both teachers and students, a database of curriculum resources, advice on starting, teaching and administrating aviation education via aircraft construction, as well as links to educational, funding and technical support resources.

The Sonex Education Initiative web site can be found at

“With the Sonex Education Initiative, its discount incentives, support, and community-building web resources, Sonex Aircraft, LLC has made a significant commitment to aviation education, and is leading the way for others to follow suit in helping secure a place for recreational aviation in our children’s future,” remarked Sonex Aircraft, LLC Education Initiative project leader Mark Schaible.

To kick-off the Sonex Education Initiative, a forum will be held at AirVenture. "Building Aircraft in Schools and Youth Groups" will be a forum held on Tuesday, July 25 from 1:00pm to 2:15pm in AirVenture Forum building #01: Utah Valley State College Pavilion. The forum will be presented by Washburn High School teacher and Sonex Education Initiative Chairman, Peter Denny.

Denny currently uses a Sonex construction project in his class at the Minneapolis area school’s Aviation and Aerospace SLC (Small Learning Community) and has championed the cause of aviation education both in the United States and his native Australia for many years. As Education Initiative Chairman, Denny will help advise educators around the world about teaching through aviation, will compile and solicit submissions to a downloadable curriculum database, will moderate the Education Initiative On-Line discussion group for educators, and will advise Sonex Aircraft, LLC about how best to serve the mission of the Sonex Education Initiative and its participants.

“When the Sonex Education Initiative was first discussed at Sonex Aircraft, LLC, Peter Denny’s name came-up immediately,” commented Sonex Aircraft, LLC General Manager and CEO Jeremy Monnett. “We are proud to have Mr. Denny as our Education Initiative Chairman because of his energy and enthusiasm for using aviation as a vehicle to educate the world’s youth, and we look forward to working with him and Initiative participants for years to come."

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is a rising star in the experimental kit aircraft industry, providing a series of Sport Pilot eligible kit aircraft and producing the AeroConversions line of products which include the AeroVee engine, AeroCarb and ancillary aviation products. Sonex Aircraft’s Sonex and Waiex sport planes, and the Xenos sport motorglider 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 product development 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

Sonex Education Initiative partner Expercraft, provides Simple Log, a powerful yet easy-to-use system allowing builders of experimental/homebuilt aircraft to store and share their project log information on line. For more information about Expercraft Simple Log, go to


Mark Schaible
Sonex Aircraft, LLC
Phone: (920) 231-8297
Fax:      (920) 426-8333


Peter Denny, Sonex Education Initiative Chairman
Washburn High School
201 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: 612-668-3512


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