Sebastien Heintz and Herman Eshuis report from Zenith’s kit aircraft building workshop class at the Wheels & Wings (builder assistance) facility in Lake City, Florida.
Coming up: Southwest Texas in February 2023
Zenith is returning to Texas with its popular hands-on workshop, to Boerne (pronounced “Bernie”), just north of San Antonio. The two-day workshop will be held February 24 & 25, 2023. The workshop will begin on Friday morning, February 24th, inside a spacious private hangar at Boerne Stage Airfield (5C1).
Zenith Aircraft’s hands-on workshops are primarily for first-time kit airplane builders and have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts who are considering to build their own aircraft and are unsure if they have the required skills, workspace and tools. During the workshop each participant builds and assembles their own Zenith aircraft rudder tail section from a standard Zenith kit. The two-day workshop concludes once participants have successfully completed assembly of their own rudder tail section of the aircraft.
In the process of building the rudder assembly, participants tackle many activities including learning how to read drawings (blueprints) and work with assembly instructions (manuals) under the expert guidance of factory staff. They learn the procedures for putting together an aircraft assembly, including drilling and blind riveting. In the end, they have an assembled rudder that is ready to install on a Zenith kit airplane.