Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Coming to Florida for the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo
Get started building your own Zenith aircraft kit at Sun 'n Fun: Workshop classes will run on the first three days of the Sun 'n Fun Expo inside the Buehler Aerospace Training Center at the Sun 'n Fun complex. The Buehler hangar is familiar with Zenith aircraft kits: Members of the Lakeland Aero Club have been building a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer kit airplane this past year (that will serve as a trainer for physically disabled pilots once completed, part of a project between Able Flight and the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, which sponsors the Aero Club). The aircraft, named “The Spirit of Lakeland” will be on static display at the Zenith booth (MD-26B) during the Expo week. There will be several workshop sessions during the three days to guarantee small group sizes.
“We’re excited to bring our workshop classes to the Sun 'n Fun Expo,” stated Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft’s president. “Visitors to Sun 'n Fun will be able to not only see these planes on display (on the ground and in the air) but can also gain valuable experience in building their own kit during the Expo.”
The hands-on workshop is an excellent way to learn about building your own (amateur-built) kit airplane and about the many advantages of owning and flying an airplane that you’ve built yourself. Kit aircraft is a segment of general aviation that is growing (while much of general aviation activities continue to decline year over year), and Zenith Aircraft is the number one light sport aircraft brand in the United states (based on actual FAA registrations). For many, building an aircraft is a very rewarding experience, and today’s modern kits make it easier and quicker to build than ever before.
Standard workshop fees are $375.00 (or $425 for the CH 750 Super Duty model) and include the complete rudder kit for a Zenith aircraft. Additional helpers are encouraged to attend and can participate at no additional charge. To learn more about the workshop program, visit zenithair.com or call Zenith Aircraft directly: (573) 581-9000 (Mon – Fri, 8 – 5 Central). Prior registration is required for the workshop at Sun ‘n Fun (and group sizes are limited), and admission to the Sun ‘n Fun Expo (sold separately) is required. Click for workshop details and registration.