Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Sonex Aircraft! On February 28, 1998, John Monnett lifted-off from Wittman Regional Airport [KOSH] in Oshkosh, WI in a completely new aircraft: Sonex serial number 1, or SX1. While certainly not the beginning of veteran homebuilt aircraft designer, builder and pilot John Monnett's journey, the first flight of SX1 marked the beginning of the Sonex Story for us and thousands of others worldwide. Continue reading "Sonex Aircraft Celebrates 20th Anniversary"
I completed Sonex #1072 on August 18, 2014 and made the first flight on August 22, 2014 from Charlie Brown/Fulton County Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airplane now has over 150 hours on it and has made several trips from Atlanta to South Florida, the Carolinas, and to Tower, Minnesota which is just south of the Canadian border. Continue reading "David Jacob Heino's Sonex"
The picture sort of speaks for itself, doesn't it? A long-ago completed stabilizer for our Xenos motor glider project, carefully stored in the hangar was recently abused by some workers we had bumbling around unsupervised. The good news is that this dent isn't a concern structurally. The bad news is that I don't think it is going be covered by fiberglass fairing like it would be on an RV. Such are the problems of long-term airplane building - completed assemblies can sit for a long time before being used in the final airplane, and the chances of damage due to storage accidents, corrosion, or the simple effects of entropy can take their toll. Continue reading "Awww Nuts!"
Sonex Aircraft will again hold its Open House and Homecoming Fly-In the day before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh begins, July 23rd 2017, at Sonex factory headquarters on the east side of Wittman Regional Airport. The 2017 event marks the 14th annual gathering for customer-built aircraft at the Sonex facility. The event runs from 10am to 2pm central time and concludes with a mass taxi "arrival" of customer and factory aircraft across Wittman field to AirVenture grounds. Continue reading "Sonex to Hold 14th Annual Open House and Homecoming Fly-In July 23rd in Oshkosh"