Hi Everyone!


Here is an update on the festivities for the “Zeniths to Oshkosh” builders banquet and aircraft parking for the 2014 Oshkosh EAA Convention.


The Banquet


The banquet will once again be held at the Elks Lodge in Oshkosh. This beautiful facility served us well last year and is expandable for our growing Zenith family. We have very comfortable seating for over 250 people, our own private bar, and award winning food. The banquet will be held on Friday, August 1st, 2014. The bar will open at 5:30 and dinner starts at 7:30. Tickets are available for $20 per person. On the menu this year will be the Elks Lodge specialty, Pineapple Rum Glazed Ham and Broasted Chicken, buttered parsley potatoes, green beans, and all the trimmings! Once again this year there will be a very special surprise dessert so make sure you bring your camera, and don't forget all the great aviation door prizes!


Pre-convention Banquet Tickets Available


The banquet will be held at the Elks Lodge, 175 Fernau Ave, Oshkosh, WI. The Lodge is very easy to find. There will be maps and tickets available at the Zenith display just like in previous years. If you would like your tickets sent to you along with the map, there are two ways to receive your tickets. You can mail a check for $20 per person to Joe Scheibinger, Zenith Banquet, 2809 Scenic Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904, or you can use PayPal and send the money to backstagelive@gmail.com. Your tickets will be sent in the mail 2 weeks before the convention. Buying advance tickets helps the Zenith staff save time and sell airplanes, and it also gives us a better way to estimate the number of people attending.


EAA Zenith Showplane Parking


Zenith showplane parking will be just north of the Homebuilders center on the flight line in its usual place.  Please place a sign in your window indicating "HOMEBUILT PARKING - ZENITH." When they get near the parking area flagmen will help get you to the location requested. Once your aircraft is parked, EAA's policy is no engine operations in the parking area and the aircraft will need to be pushed to the east of the safety line for engine start. If you are anticipating demonstrating or flying any of the aircraft during the convention, park your aircraft as close to the flightline as you can. EAA will not be using the commercial demo ride operation parking area as they did last year.




The Oshkosh Elks Lodge has a very large parking area. they are offering motor home and trailer parking for $20 per night for anyone coming to the banquet before coming to the EAA, or for people leaving the convention on Friday. If you would like to park your camping vehicle at the Elks for any number of nights, please call me at 920-237-1450 or E-mail me at backstagelive@gmail.com to make reservations. Some electrical spots are available on a first come first served basis.


What’s Needed?


We could use some volunteers for the event. We will need 3 volunteers to come to the banquet early and help make sure everything is working smoothly, and to work the registration table. If possible, Also, I would like to have volunteers who are knowledgeable with the Zenith Company to escort invited EAA dignitaries.


Contact Information


Seeing that I live in Oshkosh, I would be more than happy to help you with anything you need to make your stay in Oshkosh the best ever. If you need any more information on the banquet, camping, special foods, lodging, etc, please call me directly at 920-237-1450 or E-mail me at backstagelive@gmail.com.


Joe Scheibinger

2809 Scenic Drive

Oshkosh, WI 54904




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Comment by Zenith.Aero on June 19, 2014 at 10:28am

Zenith Banquet 2011 with Chris Heintz and Paul Poberezny:

Comment by Zenith.Aero on June 19, 2014 at 10:25am

Zenith Banquet 2012 (at Robbins Restaurant):

Comment by Ken Pavlou on June 18, 2014 at 8:28pm
Thank you for all the effort you put in to organizing this for us. I'm looking forward to it.

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