First Flight of the One Week Wonder airplane

On August 5, 2014, the airplane that was built in seven days at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 flew for the first time—carrying more than 2500 signatures of those who helped build the plane into the air.

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Comment by Jock Struthers on August 5, 2014 at 10:05pm

Congratulations - amazing effort. Wished I was there to help / watch whatever - and - to think I took 6 years (on and off) to build my 701!

Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on August 5, 2014 at 9:55pm

Congrats from Idaho to all the 2000+/- builders who took part.

Great Bird!


Comment by Bernard Reginald Clayton on August 5, 2014 at 9:09pm

Congrats to all who participated in the build!  

Congrats to Zenith for a great airplane!

Comment by Larry Zepp on August 5, 2014 at 8:22pm

Congratulations to all! I am so proud to have been a part of the One Week Wonder!

I was a homebuilt ambassador each day and the total energy from the kids and parents that found out how easy it is to pull a rivet made this my best Oshkosh ever! Having a very small part of this achievement is so great.

The exposure of every parent sending their kids picture pulling a rivet to Facebook and all their relatives can not be measured. Now every relative and person who sees this says "If the kid can do this, then I can too". This did a HUGE boost to the EAA and the homebuilt plane movement.

Thanks to Charlie Becker, EAA, Zenith and the entire hard working team! Larry Zepp - Zodiac 650 B Builder, Ch. 2, Fort Wayne, IN

Comment by Bill Morelli on August 5, 2014 at 7:06pm

This is also a great testament to the Zenith aircraft kits.

Simple to build and they last a long time.

I am still flying my 14 year old CH601 HDS

Congratulations on a great job !!!


Comment by Lyndon Leining on August 5, 2014 at 6:28pm

This was a major achievement, I watched from Thursday noon on through Sunday noon.

I was very Impressed by all of the volunteers from all over the world. I guess Michael from South Africa stood out as making Major contributions to the Airframe part of the build. With Steinair and Skytech doing just an ultra neat and fast very professional panel and engine installation in just hours not days.

This was very enjoyable to watch thanks to all the volunteers who gave willing of their time.

You were all great.

Lyndon Leining

Comment by Roger Venables on August 5, 2014 at 6:02pm

Incredible achievement!

Comment by Steve Freeman on August 5, 2014 at 5:30pm


Comment by Mark Maltais on August 5, 2014 at 4:55pm
AWESOME!!! Glad I got to see it being built!!!
Comment by Tim Garrett on August 5, 2014 at 4:46pm

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