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Here's the follow up report on a successful 2012 EAA AirVenture "Oshkosh" Fly-In Convention. Attendance appeared to be good, with strong interest in our aircraft. We enjoyed meeting with both new and old Zenith builders!
Zeniths at AirVenture 2012 - Summary Video Clip:
Flight to Oshkosh: Roger flies the Zenith CH 650:
Zenith in the Homebuilders Hangar Video Clip:
"Engine Day" at the Zenith booth:
Zenith Builders Dinner at Oshkosh 2012
A little more behind the scenes, I met with other kit manufacturers and suppliers at AirVenture:
Zenith Aircraft Company is a charter member of AKIA, the Aircraft Kit Industry Association, a new organization “to represent aircraft kit manufacturers, designers, suppliers and supporters with a unified voice in the promotion and safety of the aircraft kit industry.” Members will work together to help promote pilot safety, which has been targeted recently by the NTSB, and, working together with other organizations such as EAA, develop programs to help pilots obtain better training.
8/6/12: I've a couple additional video clips.
This first one is a very cool "time lapse" video (expertly produced by Simon Holland who is a film editor for BBC):
This last video is from our flight back from AirVenture (direct from KOSH to KMYJ in under 3 hours) with a surprise visit from our friends at Rans:
Here are a few links to some past years' AirVentures: