Sonex Aircraft is excited to announce that the Sonerai is once again featured on EAA’s homebuilders patch for AirVenture, this time celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the design! This is the patch that every pilot gets when they fly their homebuilt (of any type) into Oshkosh this year.
Sonex Founder and President John Monnett first became known in the homebuilt aircraft industry with the design of the Sonerai I for competition against Steve Wittman in Forumula Vee racing. John brought the newly constructed Sonerai I to the Oshkosh Fly-In for the first time in 1971. The Sonerai drew a large crowd and was featured on the March 1972 cover of EAA Sport Aviation Magazine. John was in-business soon thereafter, and the Sonerai eventually grew to include the two-place Sonerai II and Sonerai II Stretch with various configuration options and many plans sold.
The Sonerai is alive and well today, and is once again supported by John Monnett and Sonex Aircraft, LLC with the sale and support of Sonerai plans and parts.