Zenith Aircraft Brings Workshops to Sebring, Florida

Zenith Brings Workshops To Florida
For the first time ever, Zenith Aircraft Company is bringing its famous two-day hands-on kit aircraft building workshop to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (in Sebring, Florida, January 25- 28, 2017).


Zenith at Sebring Aviation Expo
The Zenith workshops are aimed at the first-time airplane builder and have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts who are considering to build their own aircraft, but are not sure if they have the required skills, work-space and tools. During the workshop, which begins on Wednesday (January 25) and runs until Thursday afternoon (January 26), each participant builds and assembles a Zenith Aircraft rudder tail section from a standard kit. A second workshop session begins on Friday (January 27) and ends on Saturday (January 28).  Additionally, Zenith Aircraft staff will hold a daily one-hour seminar about kit aircraft construction.
Hands-on workshop
In the hands-on workshop, participants tackle many activities including learning how to read drawings (blueprints) and work from assembly instructions (manuals). They learn the procedures for putting together an aircraft assembly, including drilling, de-burring and blind riveting. As part of the building process participants cut, file and fit the aluminum alloy (sheet metal) parts. In the end, they have an assembled rudder that is ready to install on a Zenith kit airplane.
Zenith CH 750
“The rest of the airframe is constructed the same way as the rudder using pretty much the same tools,” said Sebastien Heintz, President of Zenith. “People get far more out of the workshops than just a rudder. They go home with the knowledge and skills they need to finish an airplane. Most importantly, they learn that building is easy, 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 airframe. With modern technology and good instructions, aircraft construction has become much simpler than most people imagine.”
Hands on aircraft building experience
The two-day hands-on workshop is an excellent way to learn about building your own amateur-built aircraft and about the many advantages of owning and flying an airplane that you’ve built yourself. Kit aircraft is a segment of aviation that is growing while the rest of the aviation industry continues to decline. For many, building an aircraft (from a kit) is a very rewarding experience, and today’s modern kits make it easier and quicker to build than even before.
Flying to Sebring
A demo flight in a Zenith aircraft is offered as part of the “workshop experience,” and participants are also invited to the Zenith dinner (time and place in Sebring to be determined).
Workshop fees are $375 and include the complete rudder kit for a Zenith aircraft. Additional helpers can participate for free. To learn more about the workshop program visit ZenithAir.com, and visit the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo website for details about the aviation expo in Sebring, Florida, January 25 – 28, 2017.  Click here to sign up for the workshop. Workshop space is limited, and prior registration is required.
Flight to Sebring in the Zenith CH 650
Existing Zenith builders and flyers are also encouraged to attend the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, and to fly-in with their finished Zenith aircraft projects. Come by and visit with Zenith staff, see the planes at booth S217, lend a helping hand at the workshop tent, and join us for the Zenith dinner (time and place to be announced).
Zenith STOL over Sebring

Build It and Fly It at the Zenith Aircraft Factory
Zenith factory workshops
If you can’t make it to Florida next month for the workshop experience, we invite you to attend one of our regular Zenith workshops held at the Zenith Aircraft kit aircraft manufacturing factory in Mexico, Missouri:
Sign up now and save 20% on a 2017 workshop at the Zenith Aircraft factory. Offer expires 12/31/16.
Attending a 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 factory tour and a demo flight are part of the factory workshop experience!
Zenith workshop comes to Sebring
Zenith Aircraft’s factory workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience building their own Zenith Aircraft kit plane.
Take advantage of our Barnstormer Deals, available just until the end of the year. These special offers are available exclusively to EAA members and expire December 31, 2016. Some additional limitations may apply:
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For more information about building and flying your own Zenith kit airplane, we’ve published a free and comprehensive Zenith Aircraft magazine, chock-full of information on building and flying your own Zenith.
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This free 48-page full color magazine provides an excellent introduction to the world of recreational flying and kit aviation.  Download your free copy (PDF, 12.9 MB) or contact Zenith Aircraft to have one mailed to you.

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Factory Workshop Zenith CH 650 at 10,000 feet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vwzuDyLdWA
John Marzulli, builder and pilot of a Zenith STOL, just posted a video titled “The Seven-Oh-Fun: A Decade In Review,” highlighting ten years of building and flying his short take-off and landing airplane:
The Seven-Oh-Fun _ A Decade In Review
He’s also built the “7-Oh-Foam,” a scratch-built Zenith 701 RC model: “Made from Dollar Tree foam, it is a docile and easy park flyer. Built for the days I can’t get to the hangar!” Watch the video.

Visit Zenith For A Demo Flight!
We look forward to the opportunity of showing our high-wing Zenith CH 750 Cruzer light sport aircraft. The newest Zenith model, the Cruzer is the “on-airport” version of the popular STOL CH 750 “off-airport” light sport utility kit plane, famous for its roomy cabin with comfortable side-by-side seating and easy cabin access from both sides.
While influenced by its well-known STOL predecessors (the STOL CH 701, the STOL CH 750 and four-seat STOL CH 801 sport utility aircraft), the CH 750 Cruzer is an all-new design optimized as an economical cross-country cruiser for typical (airport) operations.
And of course, we also look forward to demonstrating our awesome low-wing Zenith CH 650 cruiser.
New Zealand STOL CH 750

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