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There are currently 521 reported Sonex aircraft flying worldwide.
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Sonex #1081
First Flight: May 30th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: David Griffiths
Current Owner: David Griffiths
Email: dgriffiths@hatch.com.au
Phone: 61749787916
Location: Gladstone, QLD|Queensland Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
All went according to plan Test pilot Col Crittenden took her for a 20 minute initial test flight. Plane flew straight and level hands off. Followed by a further 5 flights with me at the controls not so straight or level All engine temps, pressures. stayed good, & she's †ready for the next level. I need a bit more dual time before cutting loose. Happy day ! :-)
Onex #140
First Flight: May 25th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: David Knutson
Current Owner: David Knutson
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Fall City, WA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
I'm writing to report the first flight of Onex #0140 yesterday, Memorial Day 2015. Thanks for a quality kit and nice flying design. I chose the conventional gear version and built the AeroVee 2.1 with 7 to 1 compression. Can't decide if I like my rather gaudy paint scheme or am embarrassed of it, but do know checkerboards are lots of work! There's lots to love about my previous two projects (finished Glasair more than 20 years ago), but for now at least, the Onex is my favorite. At age 76 I wouldn't expect to be your oldest builder, but probably well over the average age!
Onex #169
First Flight: May 17th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Michael Jackson
Current Owner: Michael Jackson
Email: jacksonm@PTD.NET
Phone: N/A
Location: Mount Pocono, PA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
Received kit Sept 9th, 14. Today (5/17/15) at around 5:40 PM my plane made itís first flight. It was a great feeling. Thanks to everyone who helped along the way. Couldnít have done it without you guys!
Sonex #1011
First Flight: May 15th, 2015
Engine: Revmaster R-2300 VW
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Richard Schaffner
Current Owner: Richard Schaffner
Email: james.szabadics@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Bunbury, WA|Western Australia Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Builders & Current Owners: Richard Schaffner, Gary Butlion, James Szabadics. It took us a while but the end result is an aircraft that handles so beautifully it is a true credit to its designers. Very happy with the build process, the solid construction and the performance.† Builders/prospective builders feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions on our aircraft or are in the area and keen to take a closer look.
Onex #58
First Flight: May 14th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Rudolph Polacek
Current Owner: Rudolph Polacek
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Cotter, AR United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
BPK Baxter County, Arkansas Flew very well.
Sonex #1493
First Flight: April 21st, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: John Dilks
Current Owner: John Dilks
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Brant Broughton, Lays Lincolnshire, ENG|England United Kingdom (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Sonex 1493 took to the air for the first time yesterday (21/4/15) from New Farm airstrip near Bristol, England. Clive Davidson (pilot for the first flight) said she flew well, light on the controls, quiet and smooth. Thanks to the Sonex team for the support and help over the last 4 years!
Waiex #11
First Flight: April 13th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Kenneth Scott
Current Owner: Kenneth Scott
Email: kenneth.scott1024@att.net
Phone: N/A
Location: Oakdale, CA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Waiex #11 made its first flight on Monday April 13th at Oakdale Airport (O27). I would like to thank all the Sonex personnel for their help and advise. I want to especially thank Joe Norris and the T-Flight program, it made the first flight a non-event. The aircraft flew and handled extremely well. Kudos to Sonex!
Sonex #612
First Flight: April 12th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: Ray Kurian
Current Owner: Ray Kurian
Email: rkurian@uniteone.net
Phone: 816-726-5730
Location: Kearney, MO United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Scratch building. Tail done, Wing ribs and spar material done (have not got the caps yet). Aft fuselage done except T-Deck. Fwd fuselage sides cut. T-Deck done now, Fwd fuselage attached. Polishing as I go. More work gets done in the winter time. Went with the nose gear because I was able to pick up the main gear at a discount. Also this will keep insurance easier. Buttoning up the wings as soon as I finish polishing the skins. After that can rig them. 12/15/2014 - Moved to airport (GPH). Installed wings. Final details and rigging in progress. Estimated completion on 02/01/2015 Received airworthiness inspection on 4/11/2015, and first flight was the next morning when winds were calm. First flight was conducted by Shannon Knee and he said other than a left wing heaviness which disappeared when the flaps were deployed, and the need for a rudder trim tab, the aircraft performed without an issues. After 11 1/2 years of building from plans with 2 job changes and 2 moves, it was thrilling to see it take to the air. When my father was alive he always wanted to build a plane, so this first flight was dedicated to him.
Xenos #21
First Flight: April 9th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Bartolomeo Carlo Colapietro
Current Owner: Bartolomeo Carlo Colapietro
Email: b.colapietro@archiworld.it
Phone: N/A
Location: roma, Italy (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
The motor glider began its flights on 17/09/2014 on 04/09/2015 Inspector Civil Aviation Authority concluded the visit of testing the motor glider XENOS 0021. The airplane flies better than expectations. thanks to the designer Monnet and his entire expert team. Bartolomeo Carlo Colapietro - Roma - Italia -
Sonex #1325
First Flight: March 19th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Robert Ohlson
Current Owner: Robert Ohlson
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Poinciana, FL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
I am pleased to announce that Sonex kit TD with a Jab3300, #1325 has flown successfully on March 19, 2015 after 3.5 years in build time which started in New Jersey and finished in Florida. Your Sonex team has been a joy to work with during the 3.5 years it took me. Your Sonex team was always there to help(tech support), and fill my orders with a friendly email. My flight was from Winter Haven airport in Florida, with my ground team and Jeanne my wife watching. I will be working on flying the 40 test hours off and breaking in my new Jab3300 engine. After the test hours are flown off paint will be next with the wings, wheel pants and tail tips painted Royal Blue, the nose will be Silver, and fuselage polished. Please find attached a picture of my Sonex. regards, Bob Ohlson
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