The book covers his early aviation designs and all of the airplanes he designed. His ingenuity and successes with simplifying airplane design has helped make owning an airplane affordable for decades.
Jim Cunningham, the author, has done a wonderful job of detailing the technical aspects of the airplanes in harmony with highlighting the efforts of many others who worked with Monnett, including his wife, Betty, and long-time friend and collaborator, Pete Buck.
The John Monnett book has over 300 photographs, illustrations and 3-views. There are 16 pages of color photographs.
john monnett: from sonerai to sonex
1 John Monnett’s Beginnings 1
2 Designing and Building the Sonerai I 7
3 The Sonerai II 17
4 The Monerai 39
5 The Monex 53
6 The Moni 61
7 From John’s Garage to Oshkosh 83
8 John Monnett’s Missing Years 109
9 The Sonex Family 113
10 The Xenos Motorglider 127
11 Sonex Aircraft: Déjà vu All Over Again 131