“John Monnett: from Sonerai to Sonex” signed by John Monnett
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Written by Sonex builder Jim Cunningham, “John Monnett: from Sonerai to Sonex” is the story of a kit plane designer, innovator, air racer, world record holder, EAA Hall of Famer, Founder and President of Sonex Aircraft, LLC and his many airplanes. While pursuing his own aviation interests, Monnett inspired and enabled thousands of others to build and fly affordable aircraft. From the Sonerai, sketched at his kitchen table, to pioneering engine conversions, to the Sonex’s simple construction methods and outstanding performance, John Monnett is a flag-bearer for grassroots aviation. The book covers all of his aircraft designs. His ingenuity and successes with simplifying airplane design has helped make owning an airplane affordable for decades. Author Jim Cunningham has done a wonderful job of detailing the technical aspects of the airplanes in harmony with highlighting the efforts of many others who worked with Monnett, including his wife, Betty, and long-time friend and collaborator, Pete Buck.
“John Monnett: from Sonerai to Sonex” is an 8.5” x 11” soft-bound volume that is 150 pages in length and includes over 300 photographs, illustrations and 3-view drawings, including 16 pages of color images.