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You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.
This will be our seventh annual "Fly in to Summer" event at our kit factory in Mexico, Missouri. As opposed to our annual fall Open Hangar Day with scheduled workshops and forums, the June event is very informal and unstructured. Owners of completed Zenith Aircraft are encouraged to fly-in for the activities and to show off their completed project to fellow builders (we will provide tie-down space and help facilitate ground transportation if possible). Let us know of any special needs or requirements.
We look forward to showing the new high wing Zenith CH 750 Cruzer light sport aircraft (pictured above right). The new CRUZER is the "on-airport" version of the popular STOL CH 750 "off-airport" light sport utility kit plane, famous for it 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 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.
We'll also be showing off a new Zenith STOL CH 750 powered by the new 100-hp Rotax 912iS engine. This new aircraft is the result of a collaborative effort between Zenith Aircraft Co., Rotech Research Canada, Ltd., which installed the engine, and Skytek Aircraft Services, which assembled the airframe and developed the Rotax engine installation package. This is the same engine that will be installed in the One Week Wonder Zenith kit project at AirVenture this summer.
The Zenith Aircraft factory will be open from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for self-guided factory tours, demonstrations, and more. A hot lunch will be available and we'll also have coffee and donuts available in the morning. Please bring tie-downs for your aircraft if flying in, and bring yourself a lawn chair if driving in.
Click here for additional details on the "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering / Open Hangar on Saturday, June 21, 2014. View photos from past years' event.
Parts Pick Up for Builders: If planning to pick up any parts, please order and pay ahead of time so we can have the parts ready for you on Saturday.
Views from last year's "Fly In to Summer" Open House:
(Note that the 23rd annual Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAY and Fly-In Gathering is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Zenith Aircraft Factory in Mexico, Missouri).
See you there!