Wed, Jun 09, 2010
While this two-parter is about taking a tour of the facilities
that houses Sonex Aircraft's infamous "Hornet's Nest," we can't
help but prefacing this series with the fact that Monnett's
operation is not what you call an overnight success. John has
worked in and out of the sport aviation business with a fair amount
of success... and some times that were not so successful, but
through it all, he's taken notes, persevered, and ultimately put
together one of the most intriguing and talented sport aviation
manufacturing operations in North America.
John Monnett is a 'multi-thousand hour private pilot with both
glider and float plane ratings and an A&P Mechanic, has many
designs to his credit including the Sonerai sport aircraft series,
Monerai sailplane, Moni motorglider, Monex racer, along with
numerous other homebuilt aircraft.
He combines thirty-five years of homebuilt aircraft and
restoration experience with his twenty-five years of kit aircraft
sales and support in his latest business venture.
John was inducted into the EAA Homebuilder's Hall of Fame in
2001 and his designs are on display in the Udvar-Hazy National Air
& Space Museum and the EAA AirVenture Museum.' He's also a guy
that has proven to be good to his word and seems to exact every bit
of education out of his experiences as he can... and that's
probably why Sonex has weathered the recent economic storms to not
just survive, but flourish.
Sonex Aircraft states that their mission 'is committed to
providing the recreational aviation community innovative,
cost-effective and efficient aircraft kits, powerplants, and
accessories and supporting them with industry-leading customer
Join Aero-TV as we spend time with the staff of Sonex Aircraft
and take a look around the 'Hornet's Nest.'
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