Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation

New Builders


Just purchased plans, a kit or sub-kit, or a partially completed aircraft? Join the club!

We know that feeling you may have right now - what have you gotten yourself into?

Building an airplane is a commitment of time, energy, money, and effort that can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. YOU CAN DO THIS!

The Sonex/Waiex/Onex/Xenos
welcomes you! We hope you enjoy the build process, and offer the following items of advice.

Contact us if we can help answer questions or even ease any concerns you may have! 

Here are some things to keep in mind:

    - Join your local EAA chapter. Your local EAA chapter may have local builders, EAA technical 
      inspectors who will inspect your project and qualify you for a discount on insurance, and
      sometimes even tools you can borrow.
Click here to find the chapter nearest you.

ign up for the forum .

    - Sign up for a workshop from

    - Start gathering tools. W
e have some tool reviews here.

    - Find a builder near you to see if you can visit their project and learn how their build is 

    - Remember that mistakes will happen, and are part of the process. Learn from them, and do 
      your best to make every part exactly to specifications as shown on the plans.

    - Start reading the
plans. You'll be amazed at the amount of detail in every page!

Member Contributions

Click here to read an article written by Carl Orton about how he chose to build a Sonex aircraft.

Click here to read an article written by Robbie Culver titled "Why Choose a Sonex?" In this article, Robbie explains how he made the final decision to choose a Sonex kit.