Zenith Aircraft Company is hosting its 27th annual Open Hangar Days & Fly-In at its factory at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri. The annual open house and fly-in event is a homecoming for many Zenith Aircraft customers from across the Midwest (and the entire U.S.) with many flying in to Mexico, Missouri, with their completed Zenith aircraft (whose parts were made at the Zenith Aircraft factory). The Open Hangar Day activities include educational seminars, contests, and social activities, including a Zenith banquet dinner and a dinner with awards presentations at the kit aircraft factory located in central Missouri, as well as factory tours, aircraft building and flying demonstrations, and activities for visitors of all ages.
On the first day (Friday, September 20) educational seminars will begin in the morning and take place throughout the day featuring various airframe, engine, avionics options with Lycoming, Dynon, UL Power, Garmin, Continental and more participating. The knowledge gained from these educational seminars gives builders and potential builders an opportunity to learn more about the choices they have when building and finishing their own aircraft.
There will be additional seminars on flight safety (loss of control, transition training, first flight preparedness) and representatives from the insurance industry (Avemco and Sky Smith Insurance).
Saturday’s schedule is packed full of activities including:
- Tours of the modern Zenith Aircraft kit production facilities,
- Zenith aircraft show, judged by the public with many categories and prizes,
- Cleco & riveting contest, as well as seminars on Zenith aircraft kit construction and maintenance,
- STOL and other precision flying demonstrations
- And great camaraderie with lots of hangar talk and food!
There will also be hands-on building projects in the factory, Zenith Aircraft presentations, as well as representation from more than a dozen vendors (avionics, engines, insurance, etc.).
There are two full days of activities planned, including a fun dinner and awards ceremony starting at 5:00 pm at the Zenith factory on Saturday, September 21.
The Zenith Aircraft Homecoming has become a popular annual event for Zenith builders, flyers and enthusiasts to fly-in and visit the factory at the Mexico Memorial Airport. Prior to the event Zenith Aircraft is hosting one of its monthly factory rudder workshops on Wednesday, September 18 & Thursday, September 19, giving potential builders the opportunity to learn all about building their own kit aircraft.
Zenith Aircraft Company: www.zenithair.com
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