SoneraiWorks LLC announces that effective October 5, 2014, it has purchased the rights to sell the plans and model-specific parts for the Sonerai series of sport aircraft from Great Plains Aircraft Supply.
The Sonerai series consists of six distinct airplanes that were designed in the 1970’s and 1980’s by EAA Hall of Famer John Monnett. They are the Sonerai I single-place mid-wing with conventional (tailwheel) landing gear, the Sonerai II Original two-place mid-wing with conventional gear, the Sonerai IIL two-place low-wing with conventional gear, the Sonerai IILT two-place low-wing with tricycle gear, the Sonerai IILS Stretch two-place low-wing with conventional gear, and the Sonerai IILTS Stretch low-wing with tricycle gear. All of the airplanes are designed to be powered with VW air-cooled engines converted for aircraft use.
SoneraiWorks LLC is owned by Fred Keip. Fred is a long-time owner, builder, and pilot of a Sonerai IIL. He was the editor and publisher of the Sonerai Newsletter from 1996 thru 2010, and has provided technical support for Sonerai builders for more than 28 years (Fred has been an EAA Technical Counselor since 1987).