The Sonerai has come back home to Oshkosh! Sonex Aircraft is pleased to announce that Plans and parts are now available for Sonerai I, Sonerai II and Sonerai IIS aircraft. The Sonerai is John Monnett’s original plans-build sport aircraft design. Available since 1972, thousands of Sonerai aircraft have been built over the past 40+ years. Supported most-recently by Fred Keip, Sonerai Newsletter editor for many years, John Monnett and Sonex Aircraft, LLC are now selling and supporting Sonerai aircraft directly as a plans-build only aircraft project.
The Sonerai is the aircraft that started it all for John Monnett. Sonerai I was designed by John for competition in the newly-conceived Formula Vee air racing class and made it’s first flights in 1971. After people began requesting plans for the aircraft, John was in-business. The Sonerai was eventually offered in several configurations including 2-seat variants, mid-wings, low-wings and a stretched fuselage variant, and continues to be a popular homebuilt aircraft design with many examples still flying and new projects currently under construction.