First Customer-Built Onex Flies

Sonex Aircraft announced that the first customer-built example of its new Onex single-place, folding-wing, aerobatic sport aircraft has flown. Bill Fisher of Jackson, Tennessee, piloted his AeroVee powered, standard gear Onex for the first time on May 10. Fisher received the fourth Onex kit from the company, shipped last summer.

The Onex is designed to offer an economical way to build and fly a sport aircraft. The folding-wing design means the plane can fit into a garage or share a T hangar with other aircraft, and can be trailered on local roads. The wing panels are easily removed for trailering at highway speeds. Continue reading "First Customer-Built Onex Flies"

Onex Sport Aircraft Receives FAA NKET Approval

Sonex Aircraft LLC has announced that the FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) has approved and published amateur building checklists for the company's Onex single-place, folding-wing kit aircraft. These approved checklists will allow current and future Onex builders to show compliance with the FAA's 51% rule. NKET checklist participation also opens the opportunity for Onex builders to legally obtain commercial assistance for their projects.

Sonex is also introducing Onex upholstery packages and Onex-specific installation provisions for the AeroConversions AeroVee engine.

According to the company, the Onex was designed to offer Sport Pilots an economical way to build and fly. The folding-wing design allows the airplane to fit into a garage or share hangar space. The wing panels can also be removed for trailering.

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Onex Prototype Flies

Sonex Aircraft, LLC has announced that the number one prototype of its new Onex single-place, folding-wing kit aircraft made its first flight on January 27 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Piloted by Sonex General Manager, CEO and Onex designer Jeremy Monnett, the AeroVee-powered N111NX made an extensive flight, orbiting the field. Monnett also made a low approach before landing, signifying his satisfaction with the initial handling and performance of the aircraft, the company says. Continue reading "Onex Prototype Flies"