Bill Carter's Blog (15)

Let's all take a moment to remember. Happy Memorial Day!

Have an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

To each of our customers that we are currently working with, or that are scheduled to work on Zenith projects, Ron, David, James, Dan, Bill, and to all of our past and future customers, we hope you will have a safe and enjoyable time. Let's all take a moment this weekend to remember those who have, or are now serving this country so that we may have the opportunity to be at home with our families working on our projects in peace. Bill, Diane,…


Added by Bill Carter on May 25, 2014 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Met with the FAA in the past couple of weeks and found some important info about the AirWorthiness Inspection!

First of all you may notice that we have skipped that past couple of Zenith Rudder Workshops while moving full speed ahead on the 3 projects that we had going here at once.

I am now feeling like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel to finish up my own plane. Although not complete yet, I thought it would be wise to begin checking with them concerning the registration and certification process.

Fortunately for me I had to be in Oklahoma City on business so I hand carried…


Added by Bill Carter on November 29, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Another Satisfied Group at American LSA

Today we hosted another luncheon for a group of Zenith Rudder Workshop participants.

They keep growing in size. I'm not sure if it's because Zenith is selling more kits or we are doing such a great job with lunch that people are coming just for that.

In either case we certainly enjoy having everyone join us.

If you are ever in the area please take the time to stop by and visit our Builder Assist & Assembly Center here in Mexico, Mo. not far from the Zenith…


Added by Bill Carter on August 11, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Suggestions for New Workshops to be held?

As most of you know, American Light Sport Aircrafters have been holding a Tail Section Workshop which runs in conjunction with the Zenith Rudder Worksop each month here at our facility in Mexico, MO.

Each month I am asked if we have considered doing others so it became clear that there are literally hundreds of subjects concerning kit building that could be covered in…


Added by Bill Carter on April 10, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

ALSA Free Lunch! Who says there's no such thing?

Yesterday we had another visit from Sebastien, Caleb, and Roger from Zenith along with all of the Rudder workshop attendee's.

We have begun hosting a luncheon for each of the rudder workshops which gives the builders a chance to see other projects being worked on and hopefully gives them some ideas of their own.

It's not like the free vacation with the 2 hr, high pressure sales pitch for a time share at the end.

This truly is a FREE LUNCH!

So, if you are planning…


Added by Bill Carter on March 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

ALSA Zenith Tail Workshop & Lunch

We are holding another lunch for those attending the Zenith Rudder Workshop in March.

This has become a very enjoyable event for us as well as for the workshop attendees and Zenith Staff. The lunch is free, and is held at American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center just over 3…


Added by Bill Carter on March 10, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

ALSA Featured on KITPLANES Newsline

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center was featured recently on KITPLANES Newsline.

I had the pleasure of meeting Marc Cook, of KITPLANES fame at the Zenith Rudder Workshop last November and he expressed some interest in the concept of a builder assist…


Added by Bill Carter on March 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

ALSA's First Customer

We are happy to host Frank Pisz officially as

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center's

first in house customer.

Craig assisting Frank back drilling the slats.



Frank drove in from Texas this week and will spending quite a bit…


Added by Bill Carter on February 17, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

New Builder Assist Center Featured in Zenair Newsletter

American Light Sport Aircrafters, (AmLSA) will be featured in the next issue of the Zenair Newsletter.

AmLSA is the newest of the Zenith Builder Assist (or Assembly) Centers and is the only one that is located near to the Zenith Factory in Mexico, MO.

Ever wonder how this whole idea got started by someone who is building their own CH750?

Check out the next issue of the Newsletter and read the why and how.

Added by Bill Carter on February 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

American Light Sport Aircrafters Officially Opens New Kit Assembly Center

Opening Day finally arrives.


Thursday, Jan 27, we officially opened the doors to our new Zenith Kit Assembly Center.


The photo at the left shows my wife Diane, our son Craig and I, in the AmLSA front work area just before…


Added by Bill Carter on January 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

ALSA Hosting luncheon for Zenith's January Rudder Workshop

I'm sure that everyone knows that the Zenith crew are attending the Sebring Show in Florida this week where they are displaying the Zenith Fleet of Kit Aircraft.

Meanwhile back here at American Light Sport Aircrafters (ALSA) Builder Assist Center in Mexico, MO., we are still hard at it preparing everything for our long anticipated opening. We have finally completed everything here, passed all of the inspections and have been issued all of the permits and licenses…


Added by Bill Carter on January 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist Center Nears Opening

We are right on schedule for the opening of our new Zenith Builder Assist Center. As with everything else there are a lot of loose ends to get tied up but everything is going smoothly.

We are doing our very best to open a truly First Class Builder Assist Center…


Added by Bill Carter on January 15, 2011 at 11:03pm — 2 Comments

ALSA Announces Plans To Hold Stabilizer/Elevator Workshop In Conjunction With Zenith's Rudder Workshops

American Light Sport Aircrafters (ALSA) here in Mexico, MO, will be holding a tail empennage workshop giving participants the opportunity to complete the horizontal stabilizer and elevator for their airplane in a comfortable, relaxed, climate controlled atmosphere.


The Zenith workshops are normally over with by noon, if not sooner on Friday and the ALSA Stabilizer/Elevator Workshop will begin where the Zenith Rudder Workshops end. This way persons in attendance would not find…


Added by Bill Carter on January 2, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

American Light Sport Aircrafters to Open Near the Zenith Factory

Well I just wanted to keep everyone updated with all that has been happening here since we have announced that we are opening our new Builder Assist Center near the Zenith Factory in Mexico, MO.

As with building aircraft, there are a number of steps that must be…


Added by Bill Carter on December 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

New Zenith Builder Assist Center to open near the factory in Mexico, MO.

Hey Everyone,


We spoke with so many of you both at the Zenith Workshops and at their Annual Open Hangar Day this year that I wanted to update you with what’s happening with our New Builder Assist Center.


It’s been unusually cold here in Missouri, home of Zenith Aircraft. The temperature this past weekend was 1 with the high of 12. Not exactly the best weather to be out in the garage building on your project.


Until now the only choices for…


Added by Bill Carter on December 20, 2010 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

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