Sonex Introduces New B-Models
Sonex is back at Sun 'n Fun this year, and they brought along their latest project, the B-Model kit for Sonex and Waiex designs. The B-Models offer a larger cabin space, created by straightening the forward sides of the fuselage and moving the seats back. A center Y-stick offers dual controls while making it easier to get in and out of the cockpit. Dual throttles are standard in the new models. Company president John Monnett also announced a reduced price for the SubSonex personal jet, with a quick-build kit starting at $42,000. "Interest is strong, especially among our current builders, looking for their next project," said Monnett. He added that the company is glad to be back at Sun 'n Fun for the second year in a row, after skipping it for about nine years.
"We had a tremendous response last year, and we're really pleased with the way the show is being managed," Monnett said. The new B-models will completely replace the original Sonex and Waiex in the company product line, he added. The company will continue to supply sub-kits for builders who already have projects in the works, and plans for the originals will be available for those who want to build from scratch. The two new B-Model kits are available at an introductory show price of $23,000, with a quick-build upgrade available for $7,900. A Waiex Model B is on display at the company's booth all week. Also, the Sub-Sonex airshow that debuted last year will be back this week, Monnett said.