January 27, 2014 - EAA is the home for those who build and restore aircraft and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, tens of thousands of attendees can share the building experience through the "One Week Wonder" project - assembling a Zenith CH 750 kit aircraft during the seven-day convention.
The goal is to completely construct and taxi test the aircraft by the end of the weeklong event beginning on July 28 and continuing through completion or the event's final day on August 3.
"We want people to discover that building an airplane is not that complicated and within the reach of just about anyone by watching this project take shape during the week and participating in it themselves," said Charlie Becker, EAA's manager of homebuilt programs. "This Zenith kit will arrive at Oshkosh just as any builder would receive it. The One Week Wonder will show how today's advanced kits and technology make aircraft building accessible and affordable, especially with the support from many EAA programs and members.
"It's a fun, interactive opportunity that will show thousands of people exactly how an airplane goes together."
The One Week Wonder project will also allow EAA to showcase how a person can build their own airplane, the technical achievements along the way, and EAA support programs for aircraft 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.
In the One Week Wonder display area, which will be located near the EAA Welcome Center in the main crossroads of the AirVenture grounds, other displays will include the completed Zenith CH 750 built by EAA employees - including many who had never built an airplane previously. 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.
More details about the One Week Wonder project will be announced as they are finalized.