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There are currently 525 reported Sonex aircraft flying worldwide.
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Onex #90
First Flight: August 11th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Frank Klimek
Current Owner: Frank Klimek
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Springdale, AR United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
First flight ONEX 090 ! After 3 years and 3 months it all paid off. First flight and all after that have been a blast. Trimmed at cruise it flies hands off. I want to thank everyone at Sonex for their help when I needed it. Thanks Kerry for being so patient with me. Also, had it not been for my friends and flying buddies "Dr. Dave" T. Moore And very close friend and Sonex / builder Rick Wantz "nwawingman" I still would be months away. Great kit, great company even greater Sonex flying community. From here on it's on me to hone my skills. I love this plane! Frank B. Klimek ONEX 090 N1970T
Sonex #432
First Flight: July 31st, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Bruce Loos
Current Owner: Bruce Loos
Email: bruce.loos@comcast.net
Phone: N/A
Location: Roanoke, IN United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: Yes
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
Sonex 0432 took to the air for the 1st time Friday evening, July 31st, 2015. It flew beautifully without the slightest rigging or trim issue. I am looking forward to completing Phase I testing and applying final finish to the exterior of the aircraft. Although I purchased plans back in 2003 and made the wing ribs and machined angle parts back then, I really only got serious about finishing it less than three years ago. Check my Facebook page for a video of my 1st takeoff and landing, it more or less shows how good the Sonex transition training was (Thanks Joe Norris & Tom Helm). It has truly been a pleasure dealing with the entire Sonex team. I also need to thank my EAA Hall of Fame Technical Advisor and DAR, Lowell Ferrand, project manager/builder assistant, Dave Slosson, all of the professionals at FWA who went out of their way to accommodate the first flight, and my wife and family without whose support, completion of the project would have been impossible.
Waiex #142
First Flight: July 13th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Nicholas Sheryka
Current Owner: Nicholas Sheryka
Email: nicholas.sheryka@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Tehachapi, CA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
YouTube: View owner's YouTube channel
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!
Xenos #38
First Flight: May 21st, 2015
Engine: VW/Other
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: James C. Triggs
Current Owner: James C. Triggs
Email: jnjtriggs@earthlink.net
Phone: 360-438-1482
Location: Olympia, WA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: Yes
On May 21, 2015 my Xenos #38 received it's airworthy inspection. The Xenos has been both a delight to fly and flight test. I have been pleasantly surprised in that it continues to exceed my expectations. We have had excellent soaring conditions and have recorded a 1,000 ft/min thermal while at idle power. The Xenos is proving to be a very low priced motorglider with reasonable soaring capabilities. My only regret is the building process is over.
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!
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