Experimental aircraft manufacturer Sonex Aircraft is unveiling its newest business unit at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 convention in Dallas this week: Sonex Aerospace, a design, development and manufacturing firm focused on the unmanned aerial system (UAS) marketplace.
Sonex Aircraft recently posted a video of the B-Model flight test process in Red One, the company’s Waiex-B prototype. Flown by Joe Norris of Sonex Aircraft, Red One is AeroVee Turbo powered. Company officials say the the flight test process revealed no surprises — “it flies exactly like a Sonex and meets all published B-Model specs.”
Officials with Sonex Aircraft announced on opening day of AirVenture that the Oshk0sh-based company has begun a new initiative to make kit aircraft building a part of the mainstream general aviation infrastructure in China.
Working with China GA trailblazer Francis Chao and his firm Uniworld, Sonex Aircraft is set to promote its products in China with a multi-part strategy that includes government advocacy, participation in the training infrastructure for GA pilots and mechanics, and growth of the Chinese recreational aviation enthusiast base. [Read more…]
The first customer-built SubSonex Personal Jet has flown.
Redge Greenberg of Durango, Colorado, made the first flight in his SubSonex, serial number JSX0003, Oct. 15. [Read more…]