Sonex First Flight: Dick Hein

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Congratulations to Dick Hein of Fullerton, California, whose Jabiru 3300 powered, Tri-Gear Sonex (S/N 868) flew for the first time on June 10.

“Sonex N365SX leaped vigorously into the air,” reports Dick. “The craft was piloted by the capable hands of Sonex Fighter Pilot Frank Silveira… Fellow Sonex builder Russ Clifford stood by with fire extinguisher in case of need. It was not needed. Thanks, Russ. Thanks also to Jim Pyle of EAA Chapter 1 and the guys at FarWest Aviation for all the help. And of course, Dick Woods for his contribution… All in all, a perfect day!”

Gold wings are on their way to Dick!