10th Annual North East Sonex Fly-In

Keene (EEN) Municipal (Dillant-Hopkins) Airport

Saturday, September 8, 2018

(The event will be at the FBO building)

Rain date: Saturday, September 15

(The Go/No-Go on the primary date will be posted on this web site by 6pm September 7)


If you have an interest in the Sonex aircraft; if you just like airplanes and enjoy hanging around airports; if you live in the New England/Northeast area, then this event is for you!

This event was conceived because there are now nearly a dozen or more flying Sonex/Waiex/Xenos/Onex aircraft in the area, and even more active builders, as well as those considering building.

We hope to have many flying Sonex/Waiex/Xenos/Onex aircraft attending so the rest of us can admire them (!), to ask questions, and to say, "so that's where that piece goes..." Then there's the rest of the usual fly-in goings-on: talking shop, swapping stories/lies, eating and drinking.

Some Sonex owners may be willing to give rides, which is a great opportunity for current and would-be builders to try out the ride!

Many door prizes have been provided by Wicks Aircraft and Sonex Aircraft, so many thanks to them!


For more information contact Mike Smith at mike.smith208@comcast.net


 10:00 - 3:00           

EAA Chapter 1314 will be hosting a Fly Mart, where you can browse used and new airplane parts and accessories for purchase.



10:00 – 11:00

Arrivals (Event will be at the FBO building)

   - See maps for automobile and aircraft parking



11:30 – 12:00

Keith Macht will talk about his recent decision to build a Corvair engine to replace his current AeroVee power plant. It is a work in progress, so Keith will bring information and build-manuals, and discuss what he has learned.

This is scheduled to take place at the picnic tables behind the FBO.


11:30 to whenever

Sonex demonstration rides (These are on a pilot-by-pilot request. We are not formally organizing demonstration rides. We would suggest if you really want a demonstration ride, to contact or speak with Mike Smith, who can try to hook you up with someone in your area at everyone's convenience.)



12:00 – 1:00


On your own, order at "The Flight Deck" restaurant right there at the FBO building. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.



1:00 – 2:00

Michael Jackson will show us the software he has created for reading and analyzing the data that is available from most of MGL's flight data instrumentation (ones that have an SD card to store data). Even if you don't have MGL hardware, some other hardware vendors may have similar software, and it will be interesting to see what you can do with a good data stream.

See:  http://jasflyer.com/

This will take place in the Monadnock Aviation class room, and will be weather-permitting as Michael will be flying up from the PA/NJ area.



2:00 – 2:45

Max Emmighausen is just about to make his first flights in his Viking-powered Waiex (based on a Honda Fit engine), so he won't be able to have his aircraft here, but he will have photos and information, and will tell us all about this interesting engine and its installation.

This is scheduled to take place at the picnic tables behind the FBO.



3:00 – 3:30

Mike Smith will show us his installation of the uAvionix echoUAT ADSB In-Out hardware, making his aircraft compliant with the 2020 FAA mandate.



5:00 or so

Wrap up and go home :-)



Meet at the FBO Building

Keene Municipal Airport (EEN)

80 Airport Road

Keene, NH


     2/20, 6201x100

    14/32, 4001x150


Web site information:






The airport is just a little south of Keene, NH.

  • From Keene (north) take Rt12 south
    • Take a right onto Rt 32 south
    • Take a right onto Airport Road.
    • FBO address is “80 Airport Road, Keene, NH
  • From the south - take Rt 12 north
    • Turn left on Rt 32 south
    • From there, directions are the same as above
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