Honoring Zenith Designer Chris Heintz at AirVenture

Chris Heintz explaining aerodynamics in front of a chalkboard.
Chris Heintz (photo: Zenith Aircraft)

On the opening day of AirVenture, Monday, July 25, starting at 10 a.m., EAA will honor Chris Heintz with a special presentation in the ConocoPhillips Plaza (formerly Aeroshell Square). One of each of his aircraft designs will be on hand for the ceremony, and a special homebuilt review will follow.

An honorary banquet for Heintz will be held on Wednesday, July 27, in the Nature Center on the grounds of EAA. Sponsors for the event are the EAA, Contact magazine, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Sporty’s Pilot Shop, Flight Crafters and David Clark headsets. Both Paul Poberezny, the founder of EAA, and his son Tom Poberezny, Chairman of the Board at EAA, will attend the banquet. All builders and enthusiasts are invited.

Zenith says many early reservations have been made, but there is still space left. If you’d like to attend, it’s advisable to order your tickets ahead of time by mail. Banquet tickets will also be available at the Zenith Aircraft booth (in the North Aircraft Display, #640 and #641). Door prizes will be given away at the banquet (including a David Clark headset, an IFR pilot’s course from Sporty’s and subscriptions to Contact magazine).

Find more information at www.zenithair.com.




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