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#1 Posted: 7/26/2009 13:33:41

Sonex unveiled its new one-place jet, the SubSonex today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, opening the door at 12:02 p.m. to unveil it to a crowd of more than 100 gathered for its annual open house.

Read More At: http://www.airventure.org/news/2009/090726_sonex.html



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#2 Posted: 7/26/2009 14:31:04

Way to go, John! Proving you're still an innovator in the light-plane arena. When can I go for a ride?



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#3 Posted: 7/26/2009 15:36:08 Modified: 7/26/2009 15:39:02

A Sonex jet? That just ain't right! loopy Thinking of them going from those little basic kits to this is going to require some perception adjustment on my part.

It's like CompAir has that line of bush planes, Then they come out with their 9, 11, & 12 models with the turbines.
 Real split personalities.

 



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#4 Posted: 7/26/2009 21:45:51

This kind of takes me back to seeing the Fox Jet at Oshkosh years ago.  It creates Buzz !



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#5 Posted: 7/26/2009 23:13:35

Did the Fox Jet ever fly? Recall it was like the Eclipse, except 20 years sooner.

 

Anyone got any links to other photos of the Sonex jet from other angles, etc?

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#6 Posted: 7/27/2009 08:29:01
Paul Crowhurst wrote:

 

Did the Fox Jet ever fly? Recall it was like the Eclipse, except 20 years sooner.

 

Anyone got any links to other photos of the Sonex jet from other angles, etc?

 

Sonex Aircraft has given us permission to share these with you.

For more information visit, http://www.sonexaircraft.com/research

 

 



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#7 Posted: 7/27/2009 18:34:54
EAA News wrote:

 

Sonex unveiled its new one-place jet, the SubSonex today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, opening the door at 12:02 p.m. to unveil it to a crowd of more than 100 gathered for its annual open house.

Read More At: http://www.airventure.org/news/2009/090726_sonex.html

 

 



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#8 Posted: 7/27/2009 18:44:14

tOO BAD THEIR COMPANY DOSENT BELIVE ENOUGH IN THEIR AIRCRAFT AND EMPLOYEES TO EXTEND FLIGHTS TO CUSTOMERS.  THEY DON'T WANT THE LIABILITY..  YET THEY EXPECT  THEIR CUSTOMERS TO FURNISH RIDES TO PROSPECTS.  IF THEIR PLANE PERFORMED AS IT IS ADVERTISED I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT ONE TWO YEARS AGO.  BUT I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY RIDE.

JACK ATKINS

GUN BARREL CITY TEXAS



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#9 Posted: 7/31/2009 20:33:18

Too Bad... you've lost two years without a good aeroplane.  It would seem that the company does have great respect for its plane and it's people... keeping liability down keeps price down.  Seems that the lack of a test ride is an excuse for some other reason to not buy a plane... come on!

Glasair Gary

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#10 Posted: 7/31/2009 21:38:34

I agree with Gary.

I started building my Sonex after only sitting in one.  The Sonex builder community is composed of a great bunch of guys (and gals?).  It was easy to find some right seat time during my building.  There have been quite a few Sonex Builder's gatherings around the country, the big three being in Crossville, TN, Conroe, TX, and Rio Linda, CA.  Getting a flight in your aircraft of choice is quite easy at these events.

Now that I'm flying my Sonex, I can only say you're missing one sweet aircraft!!!!

 

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Michael

Sonex N293SX


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#11 Posted: 8/5/2009 15:33:41 Modified: 8/5/2009 15:39:41

Had my first ride in one at Oshkosh - been trying to get one for a couple of years.  It was a great experience (thanks Chris!)

 

Can you spot the texan on short final?


 

BTW - here is a closer shot of the turbine on the sonex jet:


 



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#12 Posted: 8/5/2009 15:39:12

Trying again to embed those photos...

 


 



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#13 Posted: 8/28/2009 08:37:57

nice shots Rob!  I really want one



Michael Goetzman | Milwaukee, WI
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#14 Posted: 9/16/2009 18:57:40

Wow!   Hyper-cool!     John is there any chance of a long-wing glider version?



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#15 Posted: 9/17/2009 06:39:34
Michael Crowder wrote:

 

I agree with Gary.

 

I started building my Sonex after only sitting in one.  The Sonex builder community is composed of a great bunch of guys (and gals?).  It was easy to find some right seat time during my building.  There have been quite a few Sonex Builder's gatherings around the country, the big three being in Crossville, TN, Conroe, TX, and Rio Linda, CA.  Getting a flight in your aircraft of choice is quite easy at these events.

Now that I'm flying my Sonex, I can only say you're missing one sweet aircraft!!!!

 

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Michael

Sonex N293SX


goggles

 

I didn't know that they had a gathering in Crossville. When is it held?



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