Sonex Regional Flyin Goolwa, SA: 12-13 November 2011



The flyin was a great success, with over 50 people flying and driving in for the event, over 30 from interstate. We had more than 25 aircraft fly in over the weekend.



Stuart Trist, Lynn Jarvis and Ian Mitchell flew in in their Sonex's to join Steve Nelson and Chris Dearden's Xenos.



A number of builders and prospective builders had their first rides in a Sonex Aircraft.



The free lunch and breakfast BBQ sponsored by the Alexandrina Council and local MP Adrian Pederick was very popular.



Tony Richardson and Greg Jones did a great job as chefs and cooked over 50 steak sandwiches and 30 sausages for the lunch and 35 egg and bacon sandwiches for the breakfast.



We had 30 people for the dinner at Ginger and Spice and all greatly enjoyed the food.The dinner was complimented by Coopers Pale Ale donated by the Edinburgh Hotel and Steve Nelson.



A number of prizes were given out at the dinner. We gratefully recognise the support of our sponsors, including Ozrunways, who donated a Professional Subscription of Ozrunways (for iPad/iPhone) including a knee dock, shirts from Matt Hall Racing and Sonex Aircraft who provided a collection of shirts, hats, badges and pins as well as a copy of John's book 'From Soneri to Sonex'.



Photos © Simon Carkeek and Chris Dearden





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Flight line early Saturday






























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Another view of the flight line early Saturday




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Sonex central
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Xenos off for a demonstration ride. Stuart Trists Sonex on right




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Chefs Tony Richardson (Sonex 813) and Greg Jones (Sonex 382) working hard
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Thats a lot of onions
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Peter Bakker (Sonex 1430) and family enjoying lunch
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Steve Nelson discusses building a Xenos


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Stuart Trist discussing the Sonex with Barry McFarlane (just ordered his Sonex) prior to his demonstration flight
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Steve Nelson and Chris Dearden preparing for demonstration flights
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Getting ready




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Pre dinner drinks at Ginger and Spice


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Chris Dearden and Stuart Trist working the crowd


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Barry McFarlane was a very happy man after his first Sonex flight


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Sippy, owner and chef at Ginger and Spice, gets a round of applause for providing a great dinner


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Some of the happy Shepparton group enjoying a refreshing Coopers Pale Ale before dinner
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Ian Mitchell and Lynn Jarvis's sonex




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Stuart and Steve formating over the Murray Mouth and Coorong
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Stuart Trist returning from a demonstration flight
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Chris Dearden off on a demonstration flight