Zenith Aircraft Homecoming is Friday and Saturday

Zenith Homecoming 2020!
Join us for the Zenith Homecoming this Friday and Saturday at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri, with two days of educational activities planned at the kit factory at Mexico Airport.

Starting on Friday, September 18, we’ll host seminars and workshops at the factory, including a new seminar titled “How NOT to screw up (building your airplane),” and conclude the day with an outdoor Zenith dinner on the factory ramp. On Saturday morning join us for a free breakfast (co-sponsored by Avemco and Kitplanes magazine), stay for educational building and flying activities throughout the day, and end the day with a fried chicken dinner starting at 4 pm! Be sure to read the preview blog about the 29th annual event (and precautions for the pandemic). Current forecast is for great weather on both Friday and Saturday: Clear skies and highs of just 70 degrees!

Listen in as Zenith Aircraft’s Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert discuss the upcoming Open Hangar Days & Fly-In Events, including details about new seminars, while flying the popular Zenith STOL CH 750 over Mexico, Missouri, home of the Zenith Aircraft kit factory. Watch the preview video.
AOPA LIVE Jon Humberd, a Zenith STOL builder and pilot, and a Tennessee farmer, is featured in the current edition of AOPA LIVE This Week. Watch him fly his Super 701 (a kit-built STOL CH 701 powered by a 130-hp ULPower engine) from his farm in this new AOPA video. Jon and his Zenith are also featured (on the cover!) of the October 2020 AOPA Pilot magazine. Watch the video:
Build It. FLY IT!
Building your very own Zenith aircraft is easier than ever: Get a head start by attending a Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop at the kit manufacturing factory in Mexico, Missouri, and learn all about the skills and tools needed to build your own. Or join us for a live virtual workshop to start building in the comfort of your own home. Either way, 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 high-wing Zenith CH 750 series or the sleek low-wing Zenith CH 650 cruiser.

The in-person factory workshop makes 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!

Prefer to stay at home?

“It might just be time to start building the plane of your dreams.”

Based on the success of our past virtual workshops, we’re adding more online workshop classes to our schedule and invite all of you to take advantage of this opportunity! Participants from around the country will be joining virtually to each build the rudder tail section of the popular Zenith STOL CH 750 Super Duty in a one day workshop class. We’ll be shipping the rudder kits (and needed tools) to participants’ homes and will be broadcasting live interactive video of the build class so that participants can go through the entire rudder build experience with the guidance of factory professionals. Note that this is also a good occasion for smaller groups, such as EAA chapters, to learn about building an aircraft from their own location.
Kate O’Connor, senior editor at AVweb, tackled building a Zenith rudder starter kit in her apartment’s spare bedroom earlier this year as part of Zenith’s first virtual rudder class and concluded, “it was just plain (plane?) fun!” 

Read her full report of the virtual workshop experience on Kitplanes online.

The next online class, to be held on November 6, will be a standard workshop class to build the STOL CH 750 Super Duty rudder tail section. Sign up now for the rudder class and we’ll ship the complete rudder kit to you (with any needed tools) before the workshop class, so you will have plenty of time for preparation before the actual live online class. Best of all, once you’ve finished the class you will have the completed rudder tail section for your own Zenith aircraft! Call or email us with any questions about this special event.
Next Virtual Rudder Workshop Class: Friday, November 6, 2020: Order the rudder kit (and any needed tools) now to have it to shipped to you (by UPS) in time for the workshop class on November 6.
Order your rudder starter kit for under $500 and have it shipped to your home where you can get started building your very own aircraft! Then, choose to build the rudder on your own (guided by the assembly manuals) or participate in the next online virtual rudder build class, Friday, November 6, guided by a Zenith factory professional.
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