Aircraft Kit Discounts: All Complete Airframe Kits, Quick Build Kits, or 'Kit Minus Tail' Sub-Kit packages ordered before the August 12th deadline will receive a $500 discount.
AeroVee Engine Kit Offer: Customers ordering an AeroVee Engine Kit before the August 12th deadline will receive our Crankshaft/Prop Hub Assembly Service at no additional charge, a $295 value.
All orders must be received by Sonex Aircraft, LLC by end of business on Monday, August 12th, and must include the required deposit payment.
John Monnett to Receive Two Major Honors at AirVenture 2013:
Sonex Founder and President John Monnett will receive more recognition for his contributions to the EAA community during award presentations at AirVenture 2013: the EAA Freedom of Flight Award, and the SETP Spirit of Flight Award.
EAA's Freedom of Flight Award is bestowed annually to an individual whose contributions to aviation closely mirror the integrity, entrepreneurship, and innovativeness of EAA members. The award will be presented on Wednesday, July 31st at 8:30am in the Theater in the Woods on AirVenture grounds, kicking-off the EAA Annual Membership Meeting. 'EAA's Freedom of Flight is the organization's highest honor and represents the ideals and culture of the organization by sharing the spirit of aviation,' said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board. 'John Monnett is a most deserving recipient because of his vision, his ingenuity, and his focus on welcoming more people into the world of flight. We are honored to welcome him to the list of those who have earned this award.'
The Spirit of Flight Award, sponsored by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, is presented annually to an EAA member who best exemplifies the spirit of research, development or flight test. The winner is nominated by EAA and is selected by SETP's Board of Directors. This award will be presented during the annual Homebuilders Dinner on Thursday, August 1st at 6pm in the EAA AirVenture Museum Nature Center. 'The SETP Board of Directors is delighted to select John as this year's Spirit of Flight Award recipient,' writes SETP President, Doug Benjamin. 'He is an exceptional individual whose contributions to sport aviation are unparalleled. The values John has brought to the world of homebuilding, and in particular his work in the development and testing of the Sonerai family of aircraft and their many derivatives puts him in a class by himself. Our membership of more than 2000 professional experimental test pilots shares those values, and we are pleased to congratulate John on this prestigious award.'
John Monnett is a multi-thousand hour private pilot with glider and seaplane ratings, as well as turbine aircraft authorization for the SubSonex Personal Jet. John got his start in the homebuilt aircraft industry with the Sonerai I aircraft design in the early 1970's, and has the full line of Sonerai aircraft designs to his credit, along with the Monerai sailplane, Moni motorglider, world-record holding Monex racer, and the entire Sonex Aircraft product line. John is an inductee of the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame and has received honors such as EAA's August Raspet Award, the Oshkosh Key to the City award (awarded during AirVenture and traditionally reserved for legends in the aviation world), and many others.