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Zenith Workshop in Central Florida, Lakeland, FL

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Lakeland-Linder Airport (klal), Lakeland, FL

Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to Florida in early December to host its popular hands-on kit aircraft building workshop class. The workshop will be held December 1 2, 2023, on the Sun'n Fun Expo campus home of the annual Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo each year in April.

The workshop class will start on Friday morning, December 1st. The hands-on workshop class is aimed primarily at the first-time Zenith kit airplane builder, and has 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, typically completed at the end of the first day.

The Sun'n Fun Expo campus in central Florida conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando is the perfect time and place to bring the Zenith workshops back to Florida this year, according to Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft's president.


Space is limited so register early to secure your space.

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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.

The hands-on workshop is an excellent way to learn about building your own amateur-built kit airplane and about the many advantages of owning and flying an airplane that you've built yourself. Kit aircraft is a segment of general aviation that is growing while much of general aviation activities continue to decline year over year. For many, building an aircraft is a very rewarding experience, and today's modern kits make it easier and quicker to build than even before.

Standard workshop fees are $375.00 or $425 for the CH 750 Super Duty model and include the complete rudder kit for a Zenith aircraft. Additional helpers are encouraged to attend and can participate for free. To learn more about the workshop program, visit zenithair.com or call Zenith Aircraft directly: 573 581-9000 Mon - Fri, 8 - 5 Central. Prior registration is required for the workshop class and workshop size is limited.

Details about the Zenith workshops: http://www.zenithair.net/builder-workshops/

On Saturday, December 2nd, we'll host an informal regional Zenith fly-in gathering by the Sun 'n Fun campus. All Zeniths are invited to fly in for the day's activities, and enthusiasts and current builders are invited to drive in or fly in to attend. Representatives from several engine companies are expected to participate to share information and details about engines installations in Zenith kit airplanes. We'll provide more details of the Zenith fly-in gathering as we near the event date.

Contact: Andy Ovans
Phone: 920-217-4205
Website: https://zenith.aero/profiles/blogs/zenith-aircraft-kit-building-workshop-returns-to-florida-december
Airport Information:
Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL)
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Latitude: 27-59-20.1000N
Longitude: 082-01-06.8000W
Elevation: 142
Fuel: 100LL Jet-A
CTAF: 124.5
Unicom: 122.95
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