Welcome to SonexFlight. The podcast devoted to all things Sonex. SonexFlight is a monthly podcast discussing current events, news and topics of interest to the Sonex community. We aim to entertain and educate builders and pilots of Sonex Aircraft designs, inspiring them to complete and operate their aircraft safely and efficiently.
SonexFlight Episode 78: Transition Training with the SBPF Syllabus
With spring finally here and new builders reading their planes for first flight, new owners getting ready to ferry their newly-purchased Sonex home, and the rest of us thinking about knocking the rust off on our own proficiency, it's time to discuss Transition Training. The Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation published a training syllabus designed to guide pilots through the process of gaining proficiency to fly their Sonex airplanes, and satisfy their insurance requirements so they can obtain insurance coverage. We review the syllabus, talk with a new Sonex pilot who recently used the syllabus for his own Sonex transition, and offer some practical advice to those looking to train in the future.
SonexFlight Episode 77: Taking Flight in Your New Sonex
Sooner or later it will be time to fly your new Sonex, and there are a few things that you'll want to keep in mind as you prepare for the big day. We speak with two pilots that recently passed that milestone and hear their advice for taking flight.
SonexFlight Episode 76: Selling Your Sonex
Each Sonex builder or owner will eventually reach the point where it's time to sell the plane. We discuss a rent experience where an owner sold the plane and hear about the thought process and logistics of how that played out.
SonexFlight Episode 75: Pattern Precision
The Sonex is a great handling, easy flying sport plane with absolutely no bad habits. We cover the techniques used on a typical pattern flight, discuss the speeds and performance a pilot will commonly see, and lay down the foundation for flying a Sonex pattern with precision.
SonexFlight Episode 74: Second Owner Survival Tips
Non-builder owners of experimental aircraft show a disturbing trend in the accident data, sometimes running into problems within the first few hours or even the flight home with their new airplane. Experience has highlighted many of the common problem areas a second owner may encounter, and we cover some key advice to keep you out of the NTSB database.
SonexFlight Episode 73: Project Closeout
The plane is at the airport and ready to fly, but what items should a builder consider as they make the transition from a builder to an operator? We discuss the objectives, considerations and key info needed for effective project closeout.
Great Content guys
Love the show! Full of great tips and advice on the aircraft! Also keeping me motivated to do a Waiex also!
Great job guys, I listen to every episode. Very informative and encouraging. Currently building legacy model. Keep up the good work.
Excellent for flight enthusiasts
I am an engineer, pilot, and tinkerer. This podcast hits all my interests. Obviously geared towards Sonex pilots and builders, but lots of the content will apply to anyone interested in airplanes.