One Week Wonder scheduled to visit Zenith Hangar Day

MEXICO, Mo. — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s One Week Wonder is returning to its birthplace. The aircraft, a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, which was built by volunteers in one week during AirVenture 2014, will be flown to the factory for Zenith’s Hangar Day on Sept. 20. Over 2,500 “builders” participated in the building program at Oshkosh, setting a record for the number of people involved in assembling a homebuilt aircraft kit.

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One Week Wonder begins to take shape

New at AirVenture this year is the One Week Wonder, in which everyone at Oshkosh gets a chance to help build a Zenith CH 750. The build kicked off at 8 a.m. Monday, July 28, and will continue throughout the week (see photos below).

The first 5,000 people who pull a rivet received a One Week Wonder commemorative pin, a digital photo as a keepsake of their experience, and the opportunity to sign their name in “The World’s Largest Builders Log.” Those who visit the exhibit tent at the show will also be able to cast their votes to select the winning paint scheme for the completed Zenith CH 750 Cruzer.

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Zenith Aircraft hosts Annual Hangar Day Sept. 20

MEXICO, Mo. —  Zenith Aircraft will host its 23rd Annual Hangar Day Fly-In and Open House on Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Zenith ships One Week Wonder kit to AirVenture

The Experimental Aircraft Association‘s program to build a complete aircraft during AirVenture-Oshkosh 2014 has moved a step closer. Zenith Aircraft President Sebastien Heintz has put the final screws into the crate holding all of the materials needed to assemble the airframe for a CH 750. Another crate containing the powerplant will be shipped by Rotax and avionics are being sent by Dynon Avionics.

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Zenith Aircraft to host Fly-In to Summer

MEXICO, Mo. — Zenith will host its 8th annual “Fly-In to Summer” Open Hangar Day on Saturday, June 21.

The event provides an opportunity to tour the aircraft kit manufacturing facility and to meet people who have already completed the building their own kit plane. Many people will take their first flight in a Zenith aircraft during the fly-in. It also is a great chance to learn about all aspects of aircraft construction, company officials said.

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Zenith aircraft training Chinese pilots

Zenith recently shipped its 45th kit for a STOL CH 750 to China.

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Zenith to host ‘Engine Day’ at SUN ’n FUN

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its first “Engine Day” at SUN ’n FUN on Friday, April 4.

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Help build the ‘One Week Wonder’ at Oshkosh

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. —  At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, tens of thousands of attendees can share in building an airplane through the “One Week Wonder” project.

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Zenith sets workshops

Zenith has scheduled builder workshops for March 6-7 and April 24-25 at its factory headquarters in Mexico, Mo. The workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts who have contemplated building their own aircraft, but were not sure [Read more...]

Zenith CH750 flies with Rotax 912iS

A STOL CH750 has become the first Zenith kit aircraft in North America to fly with the new Rotax 912iS engine.

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