Among the events that will be taking place at the Zenith factory in the coming months are the Spring into Summer Fly-In on June 27, the 18th Annual Open Hangar Day on September 19, and various hands-on workshops throughout the summer. The factory is located at the Mexico Memorial Airport (KMYJ) in Mexico, Missouri.
The Spring into Summer event will be a fun gathering of Zenith builders, fliers and enthusiasts. A workshop and barbecue lunch are planned. This is an informal grassroots gathering open to all aviation enthusiasts. Owners of completed Zenith Aircraft are encouraged to fly in for the activities and show off their airplanes to fellow builders. Its an excellent opportunity for builders to meet each other and tour the Zenith Aircraft facilities. On the two days before the fly-in, Zenith will host one of its popular workshops where participants gain hands-on kit aircraft building experience. (Prior registration is required to attend the workshop).
For the Open Hangar Day, enthusiasts, especially builders and owners of Zenith kit aircraft, are invited to drive or fly in for the day. Starting on Friday afternoon, a number of sessions are scheduled, including an engine installation and maintenance presentation by Jabiru and a seminar on inspecting and preflighting your aircraft. The Zenith factory will be open for tours on Saturday. Company staff will demonstrate kit production and fabrication techniques used in producing the all-metal kit aircraft parts found in Zenith designs. The company’s kit and LSA models will be on display, including the high-wing STOL CH 750 and the sleek low-wing Zodiac CH 650. Select suppliers will showcase their products and meet with builders. Pre-registration is recommended.
Zenith also hosts monthly workshops. Spend two days at the factory learning about how to build your own kit airplane by assembling a rudder tail section. If you’ve always dreamed of building your own airplane, or simply want to learn more about all-metal aircraft construction, Zenith provides you with the opportunity. Small group sizes make the workshops especially productive and educational. Come prepared to work and experience firsthand how you can build your own kit airplane. No experience, tools or special skills are required. Demo flights and factory tours are also available.