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Sonex Aircraft News Archive
November-December, 2017

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year; Sonex Holiday Hours
12-21-17

The ownership and staff of Sonex Aircraft, LLC would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sonex Aircraft will once again shut-down during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day (December 25th thru January 1st) for year-end inventory and to allow our staff to enjoy the season with their families. Sales, Shipping and Support will not be available during this time.

Reminder: We're still accepting orders online under our Sonex Tail Kit Holiday Specials until midnight on Christmas Day!

Bob Carlton Wins 2017 Art Scholl Award!
12-14-17

Sonex Aircraft is thrilled to congratulate Bob and Laurie Carlton of Vertigo Airshows for winning the 2017 Art Scholl Showmanship Award!

Sonex Aircraft was first introduced to Bob Carlton in 2009 while evaluating the PBS TJ-100 turbojet to power the SubSonex. Bob's experience with the TJ-100 and aircraft like his Super Salto jet powered sailplane made him a natural fit to lead the SubSonex test flight program with first flight in 2011. With SubSonex JSX-2, Bob has campaigned around the country and internationally showing-off the impressive capabilities of the SubSonex with his spectacular day and night pyro airshow performances.

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Sonex Holiday Shutdown:
Get Your Urgent Orders Placed Today!
12-13-17

Browse the
Sonex Web Store:


Submit your urgent orders today!

Sonex Aircraft will once again shut-down during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day (December 25th thru January 1st) for year-end inventory and to allow our staff to enjoy the season with their families.

If you have any urgent order needs that you must receive before Christmas (subject to availability), place your orders immediately - time is running out!

Having Trouble Finding Something on our Web Store? Contact: orders@sonexaircraft.com

Dear Santa:
Sonex Tail Kit Specials End December 25th!

12-12-17

Holiday Specials on Sonex-B, Waiex-B, Onex, Xenos-B and SubSonex Tail Kits are back! Sonex Tail Kits make a great Christmas gift for the future Sonex builder in your family – YOU!

Better Hurry: Specials End December 25th, so Order Today!

Sonex Aircraft
Holiday Tail Kit Sale:


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

Sonex Aircraft Tail Kits are a great way to get started with your aircraft project. You can progress to other Sonex Aircraft Sub-Kits purchased over time, or jump into a Kit-Minus-Tail Package as either a traditional kit, or a Quick Build Kit!

Be sure to put this post under Santa's pillow – Tail Kit Holiday Specials end December 25th!

Learn More about Sonex Aircraft Kit Options!

Sonex Employee Anniversaries:
Steve Severson Celebrates 4 Years of Service!
12-08-17

Congratulations to Steve Severson, who celebrates his 4-year employment anniversary at Sonex Aircraft, LLC this month! A US Navy veteran, Steve joined the Sonex staff as a Purchasing Agent in December, 2013, and now also runs our Warehouse operations. Steve has a diverse background in the warehouse and inventory fields and is a graduate from FVTC with an Associates of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management. In addition, he also graduated from FVTC in 2000 with a A.A.S. in Computer Networking.

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

Sonex First Flight: Tim Mobbs
12-06-17

Congratulations to Tim Mobbs of Seething, Norfolk, England, whose AeroVee Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1555) flew for the first time on November 9th! "The test programme is continuing well," writes Tim. "From 1943, Seething was the base of the 448th Bomb Group of the USAAF and their 'assembly ship' was a yellow and black chequered B24 called 'You Cawn't Miss It.' So my Sonex (registered G-YCMI) is also chequered in part, and we have incorporated the black letter 'I' on a white circle born by all the Seething based Liberators." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Sonex First Flight: Javier Palejko
12-05-17

Congratulations to Javier Palejko and his build partner Ruben Rigo of Posadas, Misiones, Argentina, whose CAMit 3300 Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1707) flew for the first time on December 4th! "The first flight was extremely fun," writes Javier, "everything work as expected, both of us are very excited on the adventures that will come." Gold Wings are on the way!

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Sonex First Flight: Terry Cooper
12-04-17

Congratulations to Terry Cooper of Burlington, Wisconsin, whose AeroVee Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1508) flew for the first time on November 29th! "Judging from the first flight the Sonex is going to be a fun aircraft to fly," writes Terry, "and I am looking forward to phase 1 flight testing and beyond. Thanks to all at Sonex aircraft for their builder assistance during my project, all of the people who stopped by my hangar to offer encouragement, and special thanks to Joe Schmidt and Paul Aydt at Spring City Aviation – KBUU.  Their patience and training methods were key to making the first flight of Sonex N296SX successful." Gold Wings are on the way to Terry!

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Sonex-B First Flight: Leroy Brandt
11-30-17

Congratulations to Leroy Brandt of Dane, Wisconsin, whose Sonex-B Conversion (S/N 0393B) Flew for the first time on November 28th! Leroy's UL 260iS Powered, Tri-Gear aircraft is the first customer B-Model example to fly!

"...it flew very well," writes Leroy. "Thanks to my ground crew Jerry, cal and Hallis. This is going to be a fun airplane again." Gold Wings are on the way!

Special Note: Customer already had a UL Power engine available for this project, but it did not have the prop hub length specified for a Sonex Aircraft B-Model, which is the reason for the top cowling modifications shown. With the Sonex-specified prop hub length, no modifications are required to the B-Model cowling for UL Power engines.

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Avemco Insurance Company Offers Another New Insurance Option for Sonex Aircraft
11-29-17

"Avemco wants to insure your Sonex"
Sonex Aircraft is pleased to announce that Avemco Insurance Company has been added to our web site as an additional insurance option for our customers. Avemco offers project and flying aircraft solutions for liability and hull coverage, offers extended insurance after you sell your homebuilt, and welcomes purchasers of used Sonex Aircraft.

Avemco accepts orientation flight time in-type with regular pilots (no requirement for flight time with a CFI), or time in similar handling aircraft. 

See More Sonex Aircraft Insurance Options!

Sonex First Flight: John Keith
11-27-17

Congratulations to John Keith of Edmonton, Alberta Canada, whose AeroVee Turbo Powered, Standard-Gear Sonex (S/N 1709) flew for the first time on October 26th! "...it flew great and ran as well," writes John. "Other than needing a few adjustments to pitch control and the right hand flap (banked to the right) and running a little bit rich all went very well, just a little getting used to the speed. My previous plane was a Quad City Challenger. Thank you for the builder support and for producing a great product. I am extremely happy with how it has turned out." Gold Wings are on the way!

View the Latest Sonex Aircraft Completions

Dear Santa:
Announcing Sonex Tail Kit Holiday Specials!

11-24-17

Sonex Aircraft is excited to announce that Holiday Specials on Sonex-B, Waiex-B, Onex, Xenos-B and SubSonex Tail Kits are back! Sonex Tail Kits make a great Christmas gift for the future Sonex builder in your family – YOU!

Sonex Aircraft
Holiday Tail Kit Sale:


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

Sonex Aircraft Tail Kits are a great way to get started with your aircraft project. You can progress to other Sonex Aircraft Sub-Kits purchased over time, or jump into a Kit-Minus-Tail Package as either a traditional kit, or a Quick Build Kit!

Be sure to put this post under Santa's pillow – Tail Kit Holiday Specials end December 25th!

Learn More about Sonex Aircraft Kit Options!

Another Great Aero-News.net SubSonex Video!
11-14-17

Our friends at Aero-News.net have posted another great SubSonex Peronsal Jet video, interviewing SubSonex airshow performer Bob Carlton about his experiences with the amazing little jet on the airshow circuit. The SubSonex jet has made the dream of flying a jet a reality for people who might not have otherwise been able to check that box on their bucket list. At AirVenture, Bob Carlton told Aero-News that the jet is everything one might expect in a Very, Very Light Jet. Isn't it about time you checked that item off of your bucket list? It's time to Get Your Jet!

Learn More About the SubSonex!

Onex First Flight: Daniel Carley
11-13-17

Congratulations to Daniel Carley of Center Moriches, New York, whose VW Powered, Standard-Gear Onex (S/N ONX0127) flew for the first time on November 7th! "The aircraft flew extremely well," writes Daniel. "no trim needed. It’s a very easy plane to fly and land. I’m very happy with the Onex." Gold Wings are on the way!

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SubSonex Picks-Up Two More Airshows; New Aero-News.net Video of SubSonex Customer
11-01-17

Teros Group 4 UAS

The SubSonex Personal Jet has picked-up two more air show performances this fall, flown by Bill Barber Award winning airshow pilot Bob Carlton! SubSonex fans can see the jet in-action this weekend at the NAS JAX Air Show on the Jacksonville, FL Naval Air Station. The SubSonex will also be flying at the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on Veterans Day Weekend, November 10-11th. The SubSonex has proven its incredible performance and durability through the past 2 full air show seasons and many thousands of miles of trailer transport between shows using the available Triton SubSonex Trailer. If you can't catch a show in-person, be sure to check-out the SubSonex day and Night Pyro airshows on our YouTube Channel!

SubSonex customer John Corneal deservedly received the royal treatment when he brought his gorgeous SubSonex to AirVenture 2017, as it was the first customer-built SubSonex ever to be brought to the show. One of the many media interviews John gave during AirVenture is now available on YouTube from the folks at Aero-News.net!

Learn More About the SubSonex!



 

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