“While I don’t think VR [virtual reality] will ever replace the real thing, it’s a way to attract new people to sport aviation, and allows existing pilots to share the great experience of flying in a light airplane,” said Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith Aircraft Company, about the release of a new 360° virtual reality video that showcase the Zenith factory and a flight. [Read more…]
A while back Christopher Ward attended a Zenith Aircraft workshop, where he built a rudder. He then purchased a CH 750 Cruzer kit. He also talked the factory into hosting a workshop that would focus on building the horizontal stabilizer and elevator sections of his kit.
In a salute to the One Week Wonder (where a complete Zenith Kit was assembled in just seven days at AirVenture 2014) he brought some members of EAA Chapter 429 in Jefferson City, Mo., to help with the construction.
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.
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.
MEXICO, Mo. — Zenith Aircraft will host its 23rd Annual Hangar Day Fly-In and Open House on Saturday, Sept. 20.
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.
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.
Zenith recently shipped its 45th kit for a STOL CH 750 to China.