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January-February, 2017

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Sun 'n Fun is Here: Take Advantage of Sonex Sun 'n Fun Show Specials Thru April 12th!

Visit Us at Sun 'n Fun
Booth# NE-11/29

Sun 'n Fun Show Specials:

(regular retail prices shown: discounts will be deducted upon order confirmation & processing)

Sun 'n Fun 2017 is almost here! Be sure to stop and see us in our booth spaces: NE-11/29! Order Now thru April 12th and take advantage of these great Sonex Sun 'n Fun Specials:

Premium Savings Offer*
Combine a Complete Airframe Kit or Kit-Minus-Tail Package with a Quick Build Kit Upgrade, or an AeroVee, AeroVee Turbo, or UL Power Engine and Save 10%. You can even combine all 3 for HUGE savings!

*Premium Savings Offer excludes SubSonex, and cannot be combined with any other offers above.

See our Sonex Sun 'n Fun Preview Video!
Check-out our new preview video for Sun 'n Fun 2017:

Get More Sonex Sun 'n Fun Information!

Sonex Builder Events:
Two New Events Scheduled for 2017!

Two more grass-roots Sonex builder events have been scheduled for 2017 and added to our Sonex Builders' Events Calendar!

The 6th Annual NC Sonex Spring Fling has been scheduled for May 6th in Siler City, NC.

The 5th Annual Great Lakes Sonex Fly-In has been scheduled for June 24th at Bolingbrook, Illinois' Clow Airport.

Sonex Builder Events are a great way for builders to meet one another, see each other's aircraft and share their passion for homebuilding. They're also a great opportunity for prospective builders to see Sonex Aircraft up-close and have questions answered by current builders!

Find More Sonex Builder
Organizations and Events!

B-Models Featured in Kitplanes Magazine!

Subscribers, Read it Online Today!

Sonex Aircraft is extremely excited to announce that the Waiex-B is featured on the cover of Kitplanes Magazine's May, 2017 issue!

"Waiex-B: B Stands for Bigger" is written by Kitplanes Editor in Chief Paul Dye and covers all of improvements of both the Sonex-B and Waiex-B and includes a flight review of the Sonex factory prototype Waiex-B, "Red One."

The Sonex Aircraft B-Models offer many enhancements over the original legacy designs and are available in Sonex-B and Waiex-B configurations, along with the newly available Xenos-B Motorglider! B-Model features include:

  • More Room and Comfort
  • More Panel Space
  • More Fuel
  • More Engine Choices (engine mounts available for AeroVee/AeroVee Turbo, Jabiru 3300, UL Power and Rotax 912-series)
  • More Standard Features
  • Less Build Time!
  • Same Great Flight Characteristics!

The Waiex-B factory prototype aircraft can be seen along with the SubSonex Personal Jet at Sun 'n Fun 2017!

Learn More About the Sonex-B and Waiex-B

Learn More About the Xenos-B Motorglider

Sonex Builder Events:
3rd Annual Sonex Mile-High Fly-In Scheduled!

The first grass-roots Sonex builder event for 2017 has been added to our Sonex Builders' Events Calendar!

Check-out the 3rd Annual Sonex Mile-High Fly-In on May 20th at KFLY, Meadowlake Airport in Colorado Springs. The event attracts builders and pilots from all across Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas and greater Rocky Mountain region.

Informal and interacive presentations are planned and several local pilots plan to give "Sonex Smile Rides" as a way to show off the attraction of a Sonex and to hook future builders!

Find More Sonex Builder
Organizations and Events!

Building a Sonex: What It's Really Like

Thinking about building a Sonex Aircraft? You can read about the experience from one of our builders in Air Facts Journal. Robbie Culver, builder of Sonex s/n 1517 wrote about his experiences in the article "Building a Sonex: What It's Really Like."

Read More About the Sonex!

Sonex Events Calendar Updated for 2017!

The Sonex Aircraft Company Events Calendar has been updated for 2017, including the Vertigo Airshows SubSonex performance schedule!

Australian builders and Sonex fans, be sure to check-out the SubSonex performing at the Australian International Airshow!

Also, don't miss Sonex Aircraft's exhibit at Sun 'n Fun 2017, including SubSonex airshow performaces!

We Need Your Builder Events!

As 2017 gets into full-swing, remember that we need your grass-roots Sonex Builder Events scheduling for your Builder Events Calendar!

In addition, Sonex Aircraft is happy to support Builder Events with Sonex literature, DVD's and door prizes, as well as publication of your event reports on our home page and social media sites. Contact with your events!

See the Sonex Company Events Calendar!

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Heather Zahner Celebrates 12 Years of Service!

Congratulations to Heather Zahner, who celebrates her 12-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC today! Heather joined us in February of 2005 and has grown in her responsibilities to become an increasingly vital and valued member of the Sonex team. A member of our management team, Heather currently serves as Sonex Aircraft's Financial Controller, Manager of Customer
Service and Human Resources.

Read more about Heather, and the rest of the Sonex Aircraft Team!

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Kerry Fores Celebrates 14 Years of Service!

Congratulations to Kerry Fores, who celebrates his 14-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC today! Kerry has been with Sonex Aircraft since January 2003, but volunteered his time beginning in 1999 after learning of John Monnett's plans to develop the Sonex design. As Technical Communications Manager at Sonex, Kerry is primarily reponsible for leading our technical support efforts, while writing, maintaining and managing Sonex Aircraft technical manuals, instruction sheets and other documentation.

Read more about Kerry, and the rest of the Sonex Aircraft Team!

Sonex Flying Stories:
AeroVee Sonex Flying 2016 with Randy Risjan

We received this inspiring music video featuring Randy Risjan flying his AeroVee powered Sonex s/n 1160 through aerobatic manuevers over the 2016 flying season. "I only have one GoPro which I moved around on the plane for different flights," writes Randy. "As you can see, I enjoy flying my Sonex very much.  Thanks for the great design and excellent support!"

This and many more recent videos have been added to the Sonex Flying Stories playlist of our YouTube Channel!

Find More Sonex Flying Stories!

New: Introducing The Xenos B-Model!

Sonex Aircraft is extremely pleased to announce the new Xenos B-Model! The Xenos-B is available to order now, and kit shipments will begin in March, 2017.

The Xenos-B combines all of the great enhancements of the Sonex and Waiex B-Models with the outstanding motorglider performance and value of the Xenos:

  • More Room and Comfort
  • More Panel Space
  • More Fuel
  • More Engine Choices
  • More Standard Features
  • Less Build Time!
  • Same Great Flight Characteristics!

Xenos B-Model:
See All Pricing and

PDF Order Form

First Article Xenos-B Airframe Quick Build

Learn More about the Xenos B-Model!


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