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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Youths to Build Zenith CH 750 at AirVenture
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The partially completed Zenith CH 750 at Aviators By Design facility located at Central County Airport near Iola, Wisconsin.

A group Aviation Explorers will be working on an airplane project in the Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Homebuilders Hangar throughout the week of EAA AirVenture 2012 and attendees are invited to stop by and see them at work. The project, sponsored by the non-profit organization Aviators by Design, involves a Zenith CH 750 kit that will be brought to Oshkosh from Central County Airport near Iola, Wisconsin.

"The goal of the AirVenture project is not to complete the kit aircraft during the week, but more importantly to get kids and adults involved in building an airplane," said Aviators by Design Founder Jerry Graf. "It will be a learning process that emphasizes developing S.T.E.M. (Scientific, Technological, Engineering, and Math) skills and exposing flight to many with the aircraft homebuilding process."

Teens from Aviation Explorer Posts 9868 and 491 will work together throughout the week on the Zenith STOL CH 750 aircraft kit - chosen for its simplicity and basic tool requirements. Experienced light aircraft builder Tracy Buttles will supervise the project and act as a resource for the young builders.

After the convention, the airplane will be brought back to Central County Airport where it will be finished by Post 9868 members. When completed, it will serve as a marketing tool to get other youths excited and involved in aviation.

For more information about Aviators By Design and their educational projects, visit their website or Facebook page.

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