2022 One Week Wonder Completes First Flight


The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) 2022 One Week Wonder has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft, a Sonex Waiex-B, was built entirely during the week of AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, beginning on Monday, July 25 and wrapping up with its first taxi the following Sunday. For its first time in the air, the aircraft was flown by EAA Lifetime member Joe Norris.

“More test flights are on the horizon as the aircraft certification process continues,” EAA said. “Once certified, the One Week Wonder will be flown by EAA to chapter events and other activities throughout the country.”

According to EAA, more than 2,200 attendees participated in the project, which aims to “show the world that anyone can build an airplane.” The organization noted that the 2022 One Week Wonder was unique in that it incorporated the first factory-designed installation of a Rotax 912iS engine. It will also feature a custom American flag-based paint scheme voted on during the show.

Video: EAA
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Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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    • “clear” …and then he almost immediately hits the starter.
      Whatch the video and imagine YOU trying to actuallly hear, interpret, and then physically moving out of the way before the prop starts. Who cares these days if you shout “clear” if you almost immediately start the engine? Please people, wait at least 4-5 seconds before hitting the starter or don’t say “clear” at all.

      • Before the magneto switch is set to “Both”, look ahead/right/left/behind the aircraft. Yelling “Clear” should just be a formality.

        • There is a reason for it, like checking the chamber of a gun before pointing it at a cinematographer.

  1. Everyone does it – you announce “CLEAR” then hit the starter a second later – right?
    Luckily no one is ever there – ha,