Zenith Aircraft Homecoming!

Open Hangar Days _ Fly-In
Join Zenith Aircraft Company in just one week at the Open Hangar Days and Fly-In at the kit factory in Mexico, Missouri on September 21 & 22!  All aviation enthusiasts are invited to drive or fly-in for the activities. Starting on Friday morning there are two full days of activities planned! Come for the free educational seminars on building and flying your own airplane, and learn about new avionics and engine technology for sport aircraft.


This is a great time to visit the factory and see where Zenith aircraft kits are made, to meet the factory staff, and to get together with fellow pilots, builders and enthusiasts.
Zenith STOL CH 750 Super Duty
We’ll have factory demonstrator aircraft on display as well as customer-built projects to see, including Viking Aircraft Engines’ custom STOL CH 750 Super Duty with the Honda-based turbocharged Viking engine (below):
Viking STOL CH 750 Super Duty
Starting on Friday morning, we have a full day of educational seminars of interest to all current and future Zenith builders and pilots!
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Participating presenters and vendors include:
There will be seminars, workshops and the opportunity to meet with manufacturers and representatives of aircraft engines, avionics and more! Learn about available auto conversions for light aircraft, new glass panel display technology, lithium batteries, LED lighting systems and more!
Learn all about building and flying your own Zenith Aircraft by visiting the kit aircraft factory, and participating in hands-on workshops, seminars and demonstrations!
Open Hangar Day
Join us also for the camaraderie, social activities and great food! Don’t miss the Zenith Banquet on Friday evening (at the Mexico Elks Lodge right next to the airport) for good times with fellow aviators and enthusiasts, and the Saturday late afternoon BBQ dinner at the factory! Purchase your advance tickets now for the Zenith banquet and the BBQ. Great prizes to be awarded!
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The people of the Open Hangar Days
The Planes_
Seminars and workshops
On Saturday, September 22, the Zenith Aircraft kit production facilities will be open for factory tours and Zenith’s factory demonstrator airplanes will be on display – both on the ground and in the air! Company staff will demonstrate kit production and fabrication techniques used in producing the all-metal kit aircraft parts made at the Zenith Aircraft factory.
We’ll have Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) flying demonstrations as well as a Zenith aircraft show with awards for all who participate with their Zeniths!
Hands-on building project: As in past years, we’ll offer a fun hands-on project for visitors to build, demonstrating the assembly of the CNC pre-formed and cut aluminum kit parts. Come and build your own project inside the Zenith Aircraft factory!
We’re pleased to present new seminars and presenters. Here are a few examples of what’s new:

  • “So, you wanna build an airplane?” panel discussion. Specifically for first time builders, a moderated panel discussion about building your own airplane.
  • Engine panel discussion. We’ve moderated engine panel discussions in the past with representatives of the various engine companies. This year, we’ll also be inviting Zenith owners and pilots to discuss the specific engine they are flying behind, and they will share their experiences with engine installation, maintenance, and performance, as well as how and why they chose their specific engine.
  • New seminar topics include lithium batteries, dynamic prop balancing, sport pilot and transition training and more!
  • Come see and learn about the new Zenith STOL CH 750 Super Duty sport utility aircraft from Zenith, and the highly innovative “UnPanel” display system from Avilition. The CH 750 Super Duty and the UnPanel display were just featured on AOPA Live This Week. Watch the video report.
  • Check out the kit aircraft project from students of the International College of Aeronautics in Nigeria who have been assembling a Zenith STOL CH 750 kit.
  • Zenith Aircraft will also be providing a seminar on the new nosegear shock suspension system, as well as other aircraft building seminars.
  • Check the full schedule for all seminars and activities.
Flying the STOL CH 750 Super Duty
ZenairAir Camper: Come see the proof-of-concept ZenithAir Camper at the Open Hangar Days and meet with the builders Alicia and Scott Sutton. This kit camper was a surprise hit at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture earlier this summer:
ZenithAir Camper
Watch the video preview of the upcoming Open Hangar Days activities:
Zenith Aircraft’s Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert went flying in the STOL CH 750 Super Duty “Sky Jeep” sport utility airplane earlier this week to discuss the events at the upcoming Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days & Fly-In:
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We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming Open Hangar Days and Fly-In! If you can’t attend, we encourage you to visit us on your own schedule, to meet with us, tour our factory, and fly the aircraft. Also, we invite you to gain hands-on building experience at one of our monthly workshops held right in the factory.
Attending the hands-on workshop at the Zenith Aircraft kit manufacturing factory in Mexico, Missouri, is the easiest way to get started on your very own airplane! Plan now to join us at an upcoming workshop:
Zenith Aircraft Company’s factory workshops are popular with sport aviation enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in building their own Zenith Aircraft kit plane. Participants get to actually start assembling kit parts under the direction and guidance of factory professionals, and “graduate” from the workshop upon completing construction of their own aircraft rudder tail section for one of Zenith Aircraft Company’s popular kit aircraft designs, including the Zenith CH 650 cruiser or the high wing Zenith CH 750 series.
Hands on aircraft building experience_

The factory workshops make an excellent getaway for you and your spouse or a friend! Spend a couple of days at the Zenith Aircraft factory and meet with fellow aviation enthusiasts – all while gaining valuable hands-on building skills.
A demo flight is part of the factory workshop experience in a Zenith factory demo airplane!

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