Zenith Aircraft Company is heading to sunny Florida for Sun ‘n Fun’s Holiday Flying Festival (and Car Show) in early December to host its popular hands-on kit aircraft building workshop. The two-day workshop will be held December 3rd & 4th (immediately before Sun ‘n Fun’s Flying Festival), at the Buehler Hangar on the Sun ‘n Fun Expo campus in Lakeland, Florida. Members of the Lakeland Aero Club have been building a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer kit airplane at the Buehler Hangar this past year (Check out this video to learn more about this project).
Zenith Aircraft’s hands-on workshops are designed primarily for first-time kit airplane builders and have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts who are considering to build their own aircraft and are unsure if they have the required skills, workspace and tools. During the workshop each participant builds and assembles their own Zenith aircraft rudder tail section from a standard Zenith kit. The two-day workshop concludes once participants have successfully completed assembly of their own rudder tail section of the aircraft.
In the process of building the rudder assembly, participants tackle many activities including learning how to read drawings (blueprints) and work with assembly instructions (manuals) under the expert guidance of factory staff. They learn the procedures for putting together an aircraft assembly, including drilling and blind riveting. In the end, they have an assembled rudder that is ready to install on a Zenith kit airplane.