Zenith Brings Factory’s Kit Building Workshop to Europe

Zenith workshop - gaining hands on building experienceeditBuilding on the success of the hands-on workshops offered monthly at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in the USA, Zenair is expanding its educational kit aircraft building classes to Europe.

On June 29 and 30, 2017, in Nancy, France, the first US-style European workshop will be hosted by Barge Aviation, longtime Zenair representative in northeastern France.

Zenith Aircraft’s Sebastien Heintz and Zenair Ltd. VP Matt Heintz will lead the workshop, following the successful and familiar format they’ve used in Mexico, Missouri for the past 25 years.

The two-day workshop engages anyone interested in building their own kit airplane. Participants will assemble kit parts under the direction and guidance of factory professionals and graduate from the workshop with a complete rudder tail section for their own aircraft, one of Zenith Aircraft Company’s popular kit aircraft designs (including the Zenith CH 650 cruiser or the high wing Zenith CH 750 series).

“Participants are typically surprised to learn how quick and easy our modern kits are to assemble,” Sebastien Heintz explained. “While participants learn a lot and develop new skills, they also share camaraderie and make new friends from all over the Continent.”

Fly-in and Open Hangar Day, July 1:

The day following the workshop, Barge Aviation hosts a Zenith / Zenair fly-in and “Open Hangar Day” at its new facilities at the Nancy Airport (LFSN) on July 1, where Zenith Aircraft will introduce its updated kit for the two-seat Zenith CH 750 and CH 650 designs, demonstrating how easy and foolproof the factory’s major investment in CNC final-hole-size, match-drilled technology has made assembling a personal airplane kit.

Yvan Barge, president of Barge Aviation, said, “We are pleased that bilingual brothers Matt and Sebastien will be joining us for our event at our home facility at Nancy-Essey airport. We will enjoy great talk, insights, food, and fun.”