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Sign the One Week Wonder at AirVenture 2016

Did you help build the One Week Wonder?

July 6, 2016 - The One Week Wonder, a Zenith CH-750 Cruzer, was built during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 by more than 2,500 volunteers. Each person who helped pull a rivet signed their name next to the rivet with a marker. One of the highlights of taking it to events is having people look for their rivet on the aircraft. The Sharpie signatures have faded and it was time to paint the aircraft. A beautiful paint scheme was designed by Scheme Designers and voted on by the volunteers in 2014. 

We have been racking our brains for a way to keep the signatures on the aircraft but “permanent” ink is not permanent. Between the sun and washing the aircraft, many of the signatures have faded or are simply gone. Plus, we were starting to see some surface corrosion from our tour of Florida so it was time to paint the airplane. In order to capture the spirit of the thousands of volunteers who helped build this aircraft, we decided to let anyone who had a hand in the building of the One Week Wonder to come back and permanently add their signatures to the aircraft. We will have a digital keypad for volunteers to sign and the file will be used to transfer their signatures to one of the stripes on the aircraft. When a stripe fills up, we will add it to the aircraft. 

The One Week Wonder will be located in the Homebuilders Hangar during AirVenture 2016. If you helped build it, stop by and get your name on the plane.

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