Time for some Sun'n Fun
Sun _n Fun
Zenith Aircraft Company is heading south once again for the annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, that  runs from Tuesday, April 10th - Sunday, April 15th. Flying to Sun 'n Fun is not just about getting there, but about the journey and the stops along the way. Light airplanes are great for personal transportation, but the trip itself is often more memorable than the actual destination. Below we share a few photos and videos of our 1,000 mile (1,600 km.) trip to central Florida from the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Missouri:
Zeniths to Florida
Modern glass panel displays, comfortable seating with stunning visibility, new engines (that are fuel efficient), and light aircraft designs with great handling characteristics all combine to make cross-country trips both fun and enjoyable. Below, landing the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer at Cedar Key island airport on the way to Sun 'n Fun. Check out the amazing visibility:
Landing at Cedar Key on the way to Sun and Fun
We'll be flying the incredible new Zenith CH 750 Super Duty to Sun 'n Fun for the first time (though it was already in Florida earlier this year for the Sebring Aviation Expo). The first kit-built CH 750 Super Duty, with the new Viking 180 hp Honda-based engine, will also make its debut at Sun'n Fun:
STOL CH 750 Super Duty
We're now shipping kits for the STOL CH 750 Super Duty, as well as an advanced Quick Build Kit, with many new features to make it both quicker and easier to build. Watch a quick preview video of the new Quick Build Kit:
Zenith CH 750 Super Duty - Quick Build Kit
Flying the Super Duty
Flying the STOL CH 750 Super Duty
Building the Super Duty
We look forward to meeting with you and showing you the latest kit aircraft models from Zenith Aircraft Company, including the high-wing STOL CH 750 and CH 750 Cruzer, and the sleek low-wing Zenith CH 650. As in past years, we've scheduled activities during the six-day fly-in, including educational forums at Sun'n Fun.
Zeniths to Sun n Fun
Educational Seminars
Educational seminars are a great way to learn more about building and flying your own aircraft.  Following are the scheduled  Zenith educational forums at Sun'n Fun:
  • Wed, April 11th: Float Flying with Your Light Sport Aircraft - Zenair all-metal aircraft floats and Full-Lotus floats: 9:00 AM t0 9:55 AM. Forum CFAA-3
  • Thursday, April 12th: Building Your Own Airplane: Rivets & Sheet Metal Construction: 9:00 AM to 9:55 AM. Forum CFAA-9
  • Thursday, April 12h: Zenith Aircraft for Sport Pilots and First Time Builders: 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM. Forum CFAA-9
  • Saturday, April 14th: Building Your Own Airplane: Rivets & Sheet Metal Construction for first time builders: 9:00 AM to 9:55 AM. Forum CFAA-9
  • Saturday, April 14th: Building an Airplane as a Group-School Project: 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM. Forum CFAA-4
Hands on fun and education_
Also, check out the Sheet-Metal Workshop area to learn more about the basics of all-metal light aircraft construction, and take a look at a rudder tail section being put together.

Check the official Sun'n Fun schedule and program, as the schedule is subject to change.
This will be our second trip to Florida this year already: we participated at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring in January.  Below are a few videos from Sebring, Florida, earlier this year:
Flying the Zenith CH 750 Super Duty cross country
Flying to Florida in the CH 750 Cruzer
AvWeb builds a Zenith rudder at Sebring
What's Your Favorite Aviation Organization?
Zenith Aircraft president Sebastien Heintz explains why Able Flight is one of his favorite aviation organizations.
Able Flight pilot Justin Falls
Take a minute to read about Able Flight and the inspiring Sport Pilots that its scholarships help produce, and learn why "Experimental - Amateur-Built" (kit) airplanes are perfect for pilots with disabilities.
Quality Sport Planes 
Saturday, May 12, Cloverdale, California
QSP Open House
Quality Sport Planes is hosting their spring Open Hangar Day and Zenith Fly-In on Saturday, May 12th, at their facility at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60), in scenic wine country north of San Francisco.
Quality Sport Planes
For more information, contact Doug Dugger at 707.894.4084 or visit the Quality Sports Planes website www.qualitysportplanes.com
Quality Sport Planes Open Hangar Day
Quality Sport Planes Open Hangar Day
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Attending the hands-on workshop at the Zenith Aircraft kit manufacturing factory in Mexico, Missouri, is the easiest way to get started on your very own airplane! Plan now to join us at an upcoming Spring workshop:
Hands on fun and education_
Zenith Aircraft Company's factory workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in building their own Zenith Aircraft kit plane. Participants get to actually start assembling kit parts under the direction and guidance of factory professionals, and "graduate" from the workshop upon completing construction of their own aircraft rudder tail section for one of Zenith Aircraft Company's popular kit aircraft designs, including the Zenith CH 650 cruiser or the high wing Zenith CH 750 series.
Hands on aircraft building experience_
The factory workshops make an excellent getaway for you and your spouse or a friend! Spend a couple of days at the Zenith Aircraft factory and meet with fellow aviation enthusiasts - all while gaining valuable hands-on building skills. A demo flight is part of the factory workshop experience in a Zenith factory demo airplane!
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