8th Annual North East Sonex Fly-In

Keene (EEN) Municipal (Dillant-Hopkins) Airport

Saturday, September 17, 2016

(The event will be at the FBO building)

Rain date: none

(The Go/No-Go on the primary date will be posted on this web site by 6pm September 16)


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!

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



10:00 – 11:00

Arrivals (Event will be at the FBO building)

   - See maps for automobile and aircraft parking



11:30 – 12:00

Tom Ritter will exhibit & discuss electrical wiring, connectors and associated tooling based on his experience at Pratt & Whitney, Flight Test Instrumentation group. Envisioned to be a “table top” display with some printed materials for discussion. Lots of room for questions and answers.


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

LUNCH:  courtesy of EAA Chapter 1314. The end of lunch will transition directly into the 1:00 presentation by Sonex Aircraft.

      ($10 donation requested to help cover food)



1:00 – 2:00

Sonex B-Model, new products and more:  Live online presentation by Sonex Aircraft. Question/Answer period after.

     (by John Monnett of Sonex Aircraft)

(This presentation will still take place if the event moves to the Sunday rain date)



2:15 – 3:15

A presentation about ADSB, the mandate, and hardware solutions.
       (by Doug Campbell, FreeFlight Systems)

(This presentation might not take place if the event moves to the Sunday rain date.)



3:30 – 3:50

Creating braided hose lines and attaching fittings (by Michael Smith).



5:00 or so

Dinner and debrief at the "The Flight Deck" airport restaurant, at the FBO building.



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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Last Updated August 31, 2016

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