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Aviation Community Unites Behind One Week Wonder Airplane Project
More than a dozen companies 'pitch in' to support unique activity at Oshkosh
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (March 12, 2014) — The “One Week Wonder” airplane building project at the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention this summer is not only drawing attention from aviation enthusiasts, but from businesses throughout the flying community who are eager to support the goal of building a complete airplane in just seven days.
EAA AirVenture 2014 is July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The One Week Wonder project allows EAA staff members and experienced volunteers to show how people can build their own airplane, the high technical standards in today’s homebuilt aircraft, and EAA support programs for builders. AirVenture attendees will be able to add their own “hands-on” moment in the construction project and sign the logbook as one of the builders.
Zenith Aircraft has donated a CH 750 aircraft kit that will take shape at the One Week Wonder display, located near the EAA Welcome Center at AirVenture. The Zenith CH 750 is an economical all-metal light aircraft available as a Cruzer (for cross-country operations) or STOL (short takeoff and landing) model.
Rotax has contributed its new 912iS engine to the project. The engine features the latest technology with a single-lever control, fuel injection, and extremely efficient fuel burn. In 2013, Rotax received EAA’s August Raspet Award for innovation such as the 912iS engine that advanced sport aviation technology. In addition, Dynon has donated a state-of-the-art glass avionics panel for the aircraft.
“We are gratified by the support we’ve received from throughout the flying community for the One Week Wonder project,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s community manager, who administers the organization’s homebuilt programs. “The technology from companies such as Zenith, Rotax and Dynon that will be part of the One Week Wonder are among the most advanced aircraft components. This shows how the freedom to innovate brings new advancements to aviation – something that will be on full display at Oshkosh for current aviators as well as those who are just discovering the possibilities. We welcome all to participate in the One Week Wonder project.”
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, one the world’s leading aviation and pilot supply companies, is also backing EAA’s unique building project with extensive promotional support before and during AirVenture 2014. Other companies already committing to One Week Wonder include Poly-Fiber, Sensenich, Sennheiser, Scheme Designers, SteinAir, Matco, and Flightline Interiors.
The goal of One Week Wonder is to construct, inspect, and ground test the aircraft during the weeklong event. In the project area, other displays will include the completed Zenith CH 750 built by EAA employees. There will also be interactive displays that highlight the aircraft construction process, the variety of aircraft available for builders, and information on getting started on an aircraft project.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.