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Sonex Aircraft News Archive
January-February, 2017

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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:
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First Article Xenos-B Airframe Quick Build

Learn More about the Xenos B-Model!


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