Zenith Aircraft’s Hands-On Kit Building Workshop returns to Texas: February 24 & 25, 2023, San Antonio (Boerne, 5C1), Texas


Zenith Workshop in Texas: February 24 & 25, 2023

If you’ve always dreamed of building your own airplane, but aren’t sure that you have the required skills, Zenith Aircraft Company will provide you with the opportunity to learn all about building your own Zenith Aircraft kit at one of its hands-on workshops, where you can actually start building your own airplane. With an emphasis on gaining hands-on building experience, the informal workshops are coordinated by Zenith Aircraft staff. Small group sizes make the workshops very productive and educational.

The Texas workshop class will be held February 24 & 25, 2023, at the Boerne, Texas, airport (5C1) north of San Antonio.

Select the Aircraft model from the list.  Workshop participants may bring along up to two guests or family members at no additional cost. Space is limited, and prior registration is required for the rudder workshop.

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Zenith Aircraft’s Hands-On Kit Building Workshop returns to Texas: February 24 & 25, 2023, San Antonio (Boerne, 5C1), Texas

Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to SW Texas to host its popular hands-on kit aircraft building workshop. The two-day workshop will be held February 24 & 25, 2023, with an informal Zenith fly-in gathering on Saturday, at the Boerne, Texas, airport (5C1) just north of San Antonio. Workshop space is limited, so register for the workshop soon.

Attending a Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop is the easiest way to get started on your very own airplane! Plan now to join us at this upcoming Texas workshop class. The workshops have become 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.

This event is graciously hosted once again by Zenith builder/pilot Bill Fahey, and Zenith builder/pilot Mark Ogden who is providing his hangar that will accommodate 12 workstations with ease.
Contact Bill Fahey with any questions about the location, facilities, and surrounding area: Telephone: 210-632-4708

Zenith staff will once again be driving the “Zenith cargo van” to Texas for the workshop, and plan to deliver kits and parts along the way. Let us know if we can bring you kit parts and assemblies! (Space is strictly limited and subject to availability. Call for details: 573-581-9000).

Photos from the February 2022 Texas Workshop Class (in Boerne, Texas):

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. 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.

“The rest of the kit is constructed the same way as the rudder, using the same tools,” said Zenith Aircraft’s Sebastien Heintz. “Participants get far more out of the workshop than just a finished aircraft rudder: they go home with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to build their own airplane. Most importantly, they learn that kit building is enjoyable and something that can engage the whole family. Many of our prospective builders bring their spouses or other family member, who often encourage them to move forward with the rest of the kit. With modern technology, such as final hole size CNC match drilled parts, and good instructions, aircraft construction has become much easier than most people think.”

Participating at the hands-on workshop is an excellent way to learn about building your own (amateur-built) kit airplane and about the many advantages of owning and flying an airplane that you’ve built yourself. For many, building an aircraft is a very rewarding experience, and today’s modern kits make it easier and quicker to build than even before.

The workshop makes an excellent getaway for you and your spouse or a friend! Spend a couple of days in scenic Boerne, Texas and meet with Zenith Aircraft factory staff and with fellow aviation enthusiasts – all while gaining valuable hands-on building skills.

Details about the Zenith Aircraft workshops: http://www.zenithair.net/builder-workshops/

Below: Video from the February 2022 workshop class in Boerne, Texas:


Additional information

Workshop & Aircraft Model

CH750 Cruzer Rudder Kit: Factory Workshop: $375.00, CH750 Super Duty Rudder Kit: Factory Workshop: $425.00, STOL CH750 Rudder Kit: Factory Workshop: $375.00, STOL CH701 Rudder Kit: Factory Workshop: $375.00, CH 650 Rudder Kit: Factory Workshop: $375.00

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