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There are currently 566 reported Sonex aircraft flying worldwide.
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Sonex #999
First Flight: November 18th, 2016
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: Harold Reynolds
Current Owner: Harold Reynolds
Email: harold66@gmail.com
Phone: 859-613-2966
Location: Salvisa, KY United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sonex 999 flew for the first time from 5KY8 on 11-18-16.  This was my first flight in a Sonex and I found it a delight to fly.  I would like to thank my wife Faye & my friends that helped me, especially John Smith, John Wheatly, Densil Baker, and Bill Allen.
Sonex #1236
First Flight: October 28th, 2016
Engine: Corvair O-190
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Robert Bush
Current Owner: Robert Bush
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Lexington, TN United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sonex #1236 a scratch built standard gear center stick.powered by a 3000cc 120 hp Corvair made its first flight October 28,2016. This is my second plans built airplane.the first was a pietenpol air camper that I still fly.the sonex is a very different experience from that but a real joy to fly. Looking forward to a lot of fun travel with it.Thanks go to my wonderful and patient wife Brenda who helped when I needed it and gave lots of encouragement along the way! Thanks to you guys at sonex for a great set of plans to build from.
Sonex #1578
First Flight: October 17th, 2016
Engine: VW/Other
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Densil Baker
Current Owner: Densil Baker
Email: Densil.Baker@bigsandy.org
Phone: 606-369-4145
Location: Hager Hill, KY United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sonex 1578 flew for the first time yesterday and received AC on 10-14-16. I went up and done small turns and pitch control then proceed higher to do slow flight and pre stall check. I kept the flight to about 30 minutes with a pretty decent landing. The planes flights very well, it is light on the stick. I plan on going over it well before my next flight. It took me just over 4 years to build. I used the Hummel 2400 VW for the engine and Prince carbon fiber P Tip prop. I would like to thank my wife Janet, my Friends that helped Jared and Herbie for that needed helping hand. I also need to thank Harold Reynolds who is building a Sonex and gave me very needed guidance. Thanks again to Sonex and all for helping me get this project in the air.
Sonex #773
First Flight: September 14th, 2016
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Pieter Van-Schalkwyk
Current Owner: Pieter Van-Schalkwyk
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Raleigh, NC United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
On September the 14th, (Birthday Gift) my four and a half year project Sonex SN# 773 (N773SX) took to the air. This was the second plane I built with the first one being a Waiex SN# 38 which I flew for 414 hours in about 5 years. The project was worth every minute and as for the joy and thrill of the first flight, absolutely amazing. I flew for 34 minutes in the pattern and then landed. To those of you out there still building and looking for motivation to complete your projects, trust me when I say, get on with it, it is worth every minute of the build when you make that first flight. Make it happen folks, make it happen. To John Monnett and his great staff - not much I can add to what they have accomplished. Thank you Sonex. To my wife, I see the honey do list on the refrigerator door has grown substantially over the last 4.5 years, if you stop buying me Sonex kits to build I promise I will get to your list. Seriously, thanks for all your help and support.
Waiex #200
First Flight: September 5th, 2016
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: James Bower
Current Owner: James Bower
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Rockledge, FL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
Jim Bower at age 83+ thanks his son Michael, and his wife Mary, and especially Jim's wife Dorothy for all their effort and expertise and patience in this family project. Thank you Sonex for a great product and support
Sonex #1543
First Flight: August 25th, 2016
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Michael Norton
Current Owner: Michael Norton
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Kalispell, MT United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sonex 1543 .registered 335xr was given the airworthiness certificate on 8/24/2016 and flew the next day on the 25 .it's a conventional geared with jabiru 3300 .got it dialed in today and flat hauls ass.love it .
Sonex #1359
First Flight: July 10th, 2016
Engine: VW/Other
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: William Allen
Current Owner: William Allen
Email: billnodak@yahoo.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Louisville, KY United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
On Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 7:25 AM, Sonex S/N 1359 flew for the first time after 5 ½ years of construction. Plane and VW performed great! N9SN received its Special Airworthiness Certificate June 28 from EAA Hall of Fame DAR Lowell Farrand. Transition training in June also made the first flight less tense with a special thanks to Bob Helm for all of the coaching from the right seat during my training/flight review over a weekend; with thanks to Kerry and Joe also for all those questions answered during the build. Big thanks to my wife for lending the sometimes needed additional hand - she is now fully cleco and pop rivet qualified - and for making my upholstery. And special thanks also to all the members of EAA Chapter 110 in Louisville for all of their help along the path of this journey.
Sonex #512
First Flight: June 7th, 2016
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Scott Sarkinen
Current Owner: Scott Sarkinen
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Yacolt, WA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sonex #1629
First Flight: June 4th, 2016
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: Scott Meyer
Current Owner: Scott Meyer
Email: smeyer@oh.hra.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Dublin, OH United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
Complete Airframe Kit, delivered 8/23/13, aircraft finished under 1000 hours.
Sonex #334
First Flight: June 3rd, 2016
Engine: Corvair O-190
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Dustin Christie
Current Owner: Dustin Christie
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Petersburg, IN United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
First flight on 6-3-16 was a success! The 120hp corvair engine ran great. 
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