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2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Another Great Year for Zenith
A huge thank you to everyone that came to the Zenith banquet at EAA this year! We had 173 builders from all over the world attend. If you would like to see more pictures of the event and pictures of the Zenith display, you can Facebook me at "Joe Scheibinger", go to my pictures, and click on EAA Convention 2013.
We will be having the banquet for 2014 in the same location, the Oshkosh Elks Lodge. They supply great food, a very large and very clean facility that can handle over 350 people, with ample parking.
Besides the door prizes provided by aviation companies, some of the Zenith builders purchased gun raffle tickets from the Elks Lodge from a fundraiser that was going on in the other room. So many builders bought tickets that the Elks decided to hold the drawing during our banquet. 2 lucky Zenith builders won guns valued at $400 each!
One of the exciting thing being developed for 2014 will be the construction of a Zenith airplane in 7 days during the convention. With that in mind, I would like to get some suggestions from you as to how we can make the banquet better and raise more awareness for the Zenith company on the EAA grounds.
I would like to find out how many people would like to bring their planes to Oshkosh in 2014 and plan a mass arrival. The New Holstein airport features concrete runways, a large parking area, and is only about 12 miles from Oshkosh from the East. We would need volunteers with experience in loose formation flight to help organize and give safe instruction. I can supply the set up work with the EAA. It would be fun to see 30 or 40 or more Zeniths on the field like we had 2 years ago, and a mass arrival adds to the fun and excitement, and it adds great promotional value to the Zenith brand.
If you are interested, or you have suggestions for 2014, please E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will share all ideas with Sebastien. 2014 is going to be a great year again for Zenith at EAA. Thanks again everyone for your help.
Joe Scheibinger in Oshkosh