Hands-On Workshop Class at the Zenith Factory: September 18th & 19th

$375.00$500.00

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 factory 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 and held right in the factory. Small group sizes make the workshops very productive and educational.

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Hands-On Workshop Class at the Zenith Factory: September 18th & 19th

Attending Zenith Aircraft’s famous hands-on workshop at the kit aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri, is the easiest way to get started on your very own airplane! The September workshop takes place right before Zenith’s Homecoming Fly-In (September 15th &16th). The two day fly-in event is a great opportunity to get to know the Zenith builder community and see many completed Zenith aircraft. There are many educational programs scheduled throughout, and a number of vendors will be present to share information about other aspects of building a kit aircraft. Plan now to join us for both the workshop and fly-in!

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 factory 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 and held right in the factory.

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 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!

The dinner tickets are for an optional, informal group dinner at a local country club on Thursday evening.

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

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Sample rudder assembly drawing

 

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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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