Next Event: Zenith Homecoming, Sept. 18th and 19th, Mexico MO.

Builders: 

This coming Friday and Saturday is the annual Zenith Aircraft Company Homecoming. It is one of very few public aviation events being held this year. I will be there, meeting builders, for my 16th consecutive year.  I spoke with Sebastien Heintz last week, and he said that he expects a slightly larger that average group of homebuilders to be present, and he expects a very good event. 

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Above, Val Westedt’s Zenith 650 tail, her plane was voted best in class when it publicly debuted at a Zenith Homecoming.

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Although the event is focused on Zenith Aircraft, It is important to understand that Zenith welcomes all homebuilders to their events, not just their customers.  If you are a Corvair guy, but currently building a different design, know that Sebastien and his crew will whole-heartedly welcome you to their event.  This pro-homebuilding, without reservations, it one of the things that sets Zenith apart from other companies, and part of the reason why they are well liked and respected in our industry. 

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Above, Dave Gardea’s  CH-650, pictured at the 25th Zenith Homecoming several years ago. The plane now has more than 500 hours on it. 

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I am bringing display engines, parts for sale, motor mounts, manuals and everything else I can stuff into the trailer.  I’m delivering 3 engines to builders, so there will be plenty of space for me to take core parts back to both my shop, and to Sport Performance Aviation. If you have parts to get your project in gear, by all means bring them, and I will transport them back to Florida and get them into production. 

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The event is well attended, but it isn’t a mad house like Oshkosh. You can park within a one minute walk from the action, there is free camping, tech seminars and other builders to meet, tours of Zenith etc.  If you have parts you would like me to inspect, bring them, We will have plenty of time for ‘parking lot tours’.  I’m traveling 1,100 miles in truck that was built during the Cold War to be there, I serious about having a product and fun trip, and I look forward meeting as many of you as possible.  The event is just the right casual atmosphere to meet other builders, get questions covered, and reenergize your project. 

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Read more here: http://www.zenith.aero/events/29th-annual-zenith-aircraft-homecoming-and-fly-in,  Make a plan, I will see you there. 

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Thank you, WW. 

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