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Judge Me Please

Staff-built Zenith a Regular Flier

By Randy Dufault

July 25, 2016 - The Saturday before EAA AirVenture 2014 a group of EAA staff members cheered as the Zenith CH750 they toiled to build received its final airworthiness signoffs. This year the group decided to have the experimental amateur-built craft judged. 

“Judging started at the first [EAA] fly in,” said Charlie Becker, EAA director of chapters, communities & homebuilt community manager. “It literally is EAA’s first program.” 

At EAA AirVenture, any registered show aircraft can opt to be judged. If you flew your airplane in and want it to be judged, contact the appropriate division headquarters. Once the judge’s tallies are complete, the coveted Lindys are awarded at the end of the convention.

Becker, who participated in construction of the craft, freely admits that it is unlikely to win an award. But the team felt it is important to participate in the process.

The plane is no hangar queen. The plane has accumulated 190 hours since its 2014 debut.

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