The following events are opportunities to visit the Sonex factory or see Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products at airshows. Holiday and shut-down closings are also listed below.
Be sure to also visit our Sonex Builders' Events Calendar for listings of outstanding grassroots builder events near you!
SubSonex Air Show Schedule 2019:
Flown by Bob Carlton - Vertigo Airshows
- Sun 'n Fun 2019: April 2-7, Lakeland, FL
- Kirtland AFB Air & Space Fiesta: May 18, Albuquerque, NM
- EAA AirVenture Oshkosh: July 22-28, Oshkosh, WI
See the SubSonex in-action
on our YouTube Channel!
Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo
April 2-7, 2019: Lakeland, FL
Sonex Aircraft, LLC will once again have an official exhibitor presence at the 2019 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, FL! Sonex will exhibit in the North East Exhibit area, booth NE-29 and neighboring booth NE-11.
The SubSonex JSX-2 will once again be featured in Sun 'n Fun's airshow performances, thanks to Bob Carlton of Vertigo Airshows!
Sonex Aircraft Open House and Homecoming Fly-In
July 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Oshkosh, WI
Our 16th annual Sonex Open House and Homecoming Fly-In event will be held the day before the official start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Stop-by and tour the Sonex factory. Builders, make sure that you stick-around for the group photo at lunch time! All Sonex pilots flying-in to AirVenture are invited to bring their aircraft to this event on Sunday for all to see. You can then participate in the traditional "mass taxi arrival" across the field to show grounds and Sonex homebuilt parking, along with the fleet of factory prototype aircraft!
For Fly-In taxi and parking instructions, download our Sonex Aircraft Fly-In Traffic Instructions
Also be sure to download and study the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 NOTAM.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
July 22-28, 2019: Oshkosh, WI
As always, Sonex Aircraft will be exhibiting at the 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show. Stop by and see us in the new and improved Kit Aircraft Display area Booth 602 and 603!
Sonex will be offering tours of our factory headquarters facility Tuesday July 23rd through Friday July 26th at 9am, and Saturday July 27th at 10am. You can drive directly to Sonex Aircraft, or RSVP to catch free transportation from the Sonex exhibit booth on AirVenture grounds (transportation back to AirVenture grounds also provided). Sign-up for a tour and RSVP for transportation by Contacting Sonex
NOTE: Transportation for 2019 is EXTREMELY LIMITED. If at all-possible, please provide your own transportation to and from the Sonex factory for our tour.
Part Order Pickups During AirVenture:
Sonex Aircraft will again be accommodating part order pickups during AirVenture this year. All part orders must be made in-advance. We recommend that all orders be placed as soon as possible prior to AirVenture to help ensure availability.
Pickups will be made by appointment only, and appointments will be available during the following dates & times at the Sonex Factory (pickups not available at the Sonex exhibit booth):
- Sunday, July 21 (Sonex Open House): 10am to 2pm
- Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26: 8am to 11:00am
Note that the office may be closed early on any given day during AirVenture if no pickups are scheduled. Any questions about AirVenture part order pickups may be directed to our Customer Service team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part Returns & RMA's:
Part returns for credit or inspection/service will only be accepted with a pre-arranged RMA, and will only be accepted at the Sonex Factory. RMA's will not be accepted without an RMA number, and will not be accepted at the Sonex exhibit booth. Contact Sonex Product Support to request an RMA.
Flying In to AirVenture:
For Fly-In taxi and parking instructions, download our Sonex Aircraft Fly-In Traffic Instructions (416kb PDF File). Also be sure to download and study the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 NOTAM.
Planning a Sonex Builder Event for AirVenture?
Are you planning a Sonex Builder get-together at your campsite, the beer tent, or at a restaurant or hotel during AirVenture? Don't forget to submit the gathering to our Sonex Builders' Events Calendar!
Don't miss the B-Models at AirVenture 2019!
Chester V's: Sonex Aircraft's Favorite Hangout!
Looking for a place to unwind after the show and maybe run-into some of your favorite Sonex staffers? Check-out Chester V's Gastropub!
Located at 2505 Oregon Street, Chester V's is on the approach end of Runway 27 in the former Mario's restaurant location with a beautiful renovation of the building including an outdoor bar and two patio seating areas. Chester V's serves a wide variety of craft beers, wines, quality hand-crafted cocktails and outstanding food! Be sure to check out the pub tables inside, where you can have your own beer tap with 4 beer varieties per table, all tracked on an iPad!
Please support our friends at Chester V's Gastropub, and we hope to see you there!
2019 Sonex Holiday Closure Dates
Sonex Aircraft will be closed for the following holidays during 2019:
- May 27, 2019: Memorial Day
- July 4, 2019: Independence Day Holiday
- July 5, 2019: Office/Phones Closed
- September 2, 2019: Labor Day
- November 28-29, 2019: Thanksgiving Holiday
- December 24-January 1: Year-End Holiday Shutdown
Sonex will once again be having a year-end shutdown for inventory and other year-end tasks, along with several staff vacation schedules. Our phone lines will be unavailable during this time, however, urgent email correspondence will be replied to as time allows. Note that we will not be processing orders or conducting shipments during this time. You can find the correct email contacts for Sonex Aircraft departments on our Contacting Sonex web page.