We are pleased to offer G-CGPL, a kit built Sonex from the family of lightweight, metal, low-wing, two seat homebuilt aircraft. Kits are produced and marketed by Sonex Aircraft, a small manufacturer based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. By 2014, 500 customer built aircraft had been completed. The Sonex can also be built from plans.
A basic and economical, easy to build, all metal two place monoplane. Designed to meet the needs of the European and Domestic sport aircraft markets, it can incorporate various light weight contemporary engines of 80 to 130 hp (engine package weight of less than 200 lbs.), and is perfectly suited to operate on a Permit to Fly through the LAA. Outstanding performance is achieved through its clean aerodynamic shape and simple, light weight construction. The Sonex leverages horsepower in small, lightweight aircraft engines very efficiently, offering The Best Performance Per Pound, and boasts an incredibly robust airframe.
Papa Lima benefits from the AeroConversions 2.2L VW giving an excellent cruise speed of up to 110knts as well as having various upgrades and recent top end works.
Company founder, John Monnett was approached by an Italian business looking for an aircraft that would meet their Microlight category. A variation of Sonerai was initially proposed to meet the 40 mph minimum flight speed requirement. Eventually a clean-sheet design was built around a Jabiru or VW engine installation with similar all-aluminum box fuselage construction as the Monnett Moni.
Icom I-A220 (8·33 kHz spaced)
Exhaust Gas Temperature Gauge
Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge
2x 12v charging socket outputs
AIRFRAME HOURS: 31(+/- 5hrs)
ENGINE MAKE: AeroConversions 2.2L VW
ENGINE HOURS: 426(+/- 5hrs)
LAST PERMIT: Valid to November 2021
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3475 9255