Sonex Builders & Pilots Foundation


Sonex Aircraft, LLC describes the
Sonex this way:

SONEX is a basic and economical all metal two place monoplane. Designed to meet the needs of the European and Domestic sport aircraft markets, it can incorporate various light weight contemporary engines of 80 to 120 hp (engine package weight of less than 200 lbs.), and is perfectly suited to the new US Sport Pilot/LSA regulations. The three recommended powerplants include the 2180cc Volkswagon, 2200 Jabiru, and 3300 Jabiru. Outstanding performance is achieved through its clean aerodynamic shape and simple, light weight construction.

The Sonex Plans contain many options, including a tailwheel or tricycle landing gear along with a center or dual stick. Motor Mount drawings are supplied for all three recommended powerplants.

Sonex 1155, Gary Motley, Saturday Morning Flight over the Rockies

Sonex builder, Gary Motley, shared a video he put together which chronicles a Saturday morning flight in his AeroVee powered Sonex. Check out the following link to the video which was shot over the Northern Rocky Mountains!

Sonex 157 AKA "Sexy Hexy," Rob Barber, Alaska and Back in Plans-Built Sonex and visit to Big Bend Ranch State Park. 

Rob Barber, Sonex N157SX AKA "Sexy Hexy", shared an excellent article about his 2013 trip from Texas to Alaska, and back, in his plans-built Sonex. Here's the link to the article which was also published in the April 2014 issue of KITPLANES magazine. Thanks Rob for sharing your experience with the Sonex community!

Rob Barber, Sonex N157SX, has shared another great Sonex experience with us. Rob and fellow Sonex/Onex builders Mike Singleton and Derek Hodges made a trip to Big Bend Ranch State Park recently. You can check out their trip here! Thank again Rob for sharing your experience with us!  

Sonex 618, Andrew Pearce, First Flight Write-up

Andrew Pearce's excellent write-up of his Sonex experience and first flight. (Republished with permission of 
Andrew Pearce). Originally posted on SonexTalk.

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Sonex 1189, Doug Raby, Best Part of Building a Sonex Article

Doug Raby shared an article with us about his experience of flying from Ontario, Canada to Crossville, Tennessee USA for the 10th Annual ASA gathering. Doug offers his take on what he considers to be the best part of building a Sonex.

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