Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
Two groups have banded together for a common goal with EAA Chapter 1083 and John Robinson, the founder of AV84all.org, to build a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer in Salisbury, North Carolina. Since the mid 1990's, EAA Chapter 1083 has had a primary goal of outreach activities focused on young people and they are expanding their programs in a big way to help pilots with disabilities have an opportunity to fly.
"As we look for ways to expand our outreach programs, we can think of no better way than to lend our skills and expertise to a group of people who otherwise may never get to experience the joy of flight. Being an aviator is about more than flying an aircraft. It’s about giving back to our communities and making sure that anyone with the slightest desire to fly has the opportunity to do so. Without accessible aircraft, there is an entire demographic of potential pilots left by the wayside. The challenge of building an aircraft is nothing when compared to the lifetime of freedom given to those who will fly her." - Lance Berrier, EAA Chapter 1083 Vice President
John Robinson earned his pilot's license through the Able Flight organization in 2015 (click here to learn about John's story). After obtaining his pilot's license he wanted to continue on the journey of making general aviation accessible for all people with disabilities. He formed the non-profit organization, AV84all.org, and this group build project is the first step in allowing pilots with disabilities to form a flying club with a Zenith aircraft. Other future goals for AV84all.org include a ground school, trial flights, flight training, simulator sessions, and more!
"EAA Chapter 1083 is literally making a dream come true for AV84all.org. Without their help it would take a lot longer to get this project off of the ground and they are making flying for the disabled a reality." - John Robinson, Founder of AV84all.org
Your help is needed to make this project a reality for all pilots with disabilities. Tax deductible donations are being accepted now for kit parts, tools, engine, and avionics for this project at www.av84all.org/donate or by contacting John Robinson at 704.302.3276.
“It’s aviation. Aviators help Aviators.” – Lester Bradway, EAA Chapter 1083 Member