Sonex Aircraft To Unveil Onex Single Place Aircraft At AirVenture 2010


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Sonex Aircraft To Unveil Onex Single Place Aircraft At AirVenture 2010

By Jim Douglas

July 21, 2010 - Sonex Aircraft announce that the prototype Onex single-place aircraft will be making its debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. A formal roll out of the aircraft will take place during the Sonex Open House and Homecoming Fly-In on July 25th at Sonex Aircraft LLC’s Wittman Airport factory.

The Aircraft will also be displayed in the Sonex booth at AirVenture: North Aircraft Display, Booth# 622. With Onex concept drawings first unveiled in the Sonex Aircraft, LLC Hornets’ Nest Research & Development exhibit at AirVenture 2009, this year’s show will be the first opportunity for members of the press and public to see the prototype aircraft in-person.

Although not yet flying, the Onex prototype is in advanced stages of construction. The public will be able to try-on the Onex cockpit, and the aircraft’s unique wing fold mechanism will be demonstrated.


The Onex is a simple and economical single-place all metal aircraft design that promises to continue the lineage of outstanding Sonex Aircraft sport pilot performance. In addition to being a single-place aircraft, the Onex stands-out as a unique design with its folding wing mechanism, which allows the aircraft to meet standard trailer widths while fitting beneath a standard-height garage door opening.

With wings folded, five Onex aircraft can be stored in a single T-hangar. Like the rest of the Sonex Aircraft line of airframes, the Onex is fully aerobatic and will offer outstanding efficiency, speed and performance as a sport pilot legal aircraft with its AeroVee powerplant.

The Onex has attracted a tremendous amount of attention from future builders since its unveiling at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. As progress updates have been posted to the Hornets’ Nest Research & Development web site,, Sonex Aircraft email lists have added many subscribers keen to follow the aircraft’s development. Additionally, a Onex webinar presented on March 23, 2009 was one of the best attended webinars in the EAA webinar series to-date.


Sonex Aircraft is a leader in the experimental kit aircraft industry, providing a series of Sport Pilot eligible kit aircraft and producing the AeroConversions line of products which include the AeroVee engine, AeroInjector and ancillary aviation products.  Sonex Aircraft’s Sonex and Waiex sport planes, and the Xenos sport motorglider offer outstanding performance in an easy to build, easy to fly kit package that can be purchased and completed with full technical support at an unrivaled price.

Sonex and AeroConversions product development is committed to providing simple, elegant and low-cost solutions for sport flying. Simply put, Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products provide the best performance per dollar.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (formerly The EAA Annual Convention and Fly-In) is America's largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. The event is presented by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), a national international organization based in Oshkosh. The Airshow is seven days long and typically begins on the last Monday in July. The airport's control tower is the busiest control tower in the world during the gathering.


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