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.
The building project is focused on building a Zenith CH 750 kit aircraft (like the one pictured below) during the seven days of EAA AirVenture 2014, beginning on July 28 and continuing through completion or the event’s final day on Aug. 3. The goal is to completely construct, inspect, and taxi test the aircraft by the end of the weeklong event, according to organizers.
“We want people to discover that building an airplane is not that complicated and is within the reach of just about anyone, by watching this project take shape during the week and participating in it themselves,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s manager of the organization’s homebuilt programs. “This Zenith kit will arrive at Oshkosh just as any builder would receive it. The One Week Wonder will show how today’s advanced kits and technology make aircraft building accessible and affordable, especially with the support from many EAA programs and members. It’s a fun, interactive opportunity that will show thousands of people exactly how an airplane goes together.”
The One Week Wonder project will also allow EAA to showcase how a person can build their own airplane, the technical achievements along the way, and EAA support programs for aircraft builders, officials noted. AirVenture attendees will be able to add their own “hands-on” moment in the construction project and sign the logbook as one of the builders.
In the One Week Wonder display area, which will be located near the EAA Welcome Center in the main crossroads of the AirVenture grounds, other displays will include a completed Zenith CH 750 built by EAA employees – including many who had never built an airplane previously. There will also be interactive displays that highlight the aircraft construction process, the variety of aircraft available for builders, and information on getting started on an aircraft project.
For more information: AirVenture.org