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‘One Week Wonder’ Makes the Rounds in Florida

  • The One Week Wonder arrives at EAA Chapter 565
    The One Week Wonder arrives at EAA Chapter 565 in Punta Gorda, Florida.
  • EAA’s Charlie Becker
    EAA’s Charlie Becker speaks at the Chapter 565 meeting.
  • Members from EAA Chapter 1484
    Members from EAA Chapter 1484 in Williston, Florida, with the One Week Wonder.
  • EAA Chapter 866
    EAA Chapter 866 members in Titusville, Florida, display their new banner along with their airplanes with the One Week Wonder.
  • EAA’s Charlie Becker
    EAA’s Charlie Becker shows some Chapter 866 members the One Week Wonder cockpit.
  • Chapters visited are listed on the One Week Wonder’s rudder.
    Chapters visited are listed on the One Week Wonder’s rudder.

March 12, 2015 - After a couple months in storage at Sebring, Florida, EAA’s One Week Wonder Zenith CH 750 Cruzer paid visits to five EAA chapters on a mini tour last week throughout the state. EAA’s Charlie Becker, homebuilding community manager, flew the airplane to EAA chapters in Punta Gorda (565), Williston (1484), Titusville (866), Brooksville (1298), and Daytona Beach (288) to show off the airplane and present at their monthly chapter meetings.

“Everyone really enjoyed seeing the airplane and really appreciated our visit,” Becker said. Most were seeing the airplane in person for the first time, but there were about a dozen or so members throughout the week who were in the project logbook, having pulled rivets or otherwise helped with the project during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The airplane was built by thousands of EAAers during the seven-day convention last summer.

“For the people who helped on the build it was a reunion,” said Becker, who during his visits gave chapter members updates on areas of focus for EAA headquarters. The stops also provided numerous opportunities to promote homebuilding, wave the EAA flag, and connect with chapter members.

Accompanying Becker for the first several stops was Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith aircraft, who also blogged about the visits on the Zenith website.

Later this spring the One Week Wonder will appear at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida, April 21-26; and May 2 at the Aircraft Spruce and Specialty (East) customer appreciation day in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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