Honoring Zenith Designer Chris Heintz at AirVenture

On the opening day of AirVenture, Monday, July 25, starting at 10 a.m., EAA will honor Chris Heintz with a special presentation in the ConocoPhillips Plaza (formerly Aeroshell Square). One of each of his aircraft designs will be on hand for the ceremony, and a special homebuilt review will follow.

An honorary banquet for Heintz will be held on Wednesday, July 27, in the Nature Center on the grounds of EAA. Sponsors for the event are the EAA, Contact magazine, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Sporty’s Pilot Shop, Flight Crafters and David Clark headsets. Both Paul Poberezny, the founder of EAA, and his son Tom Poberezny, Chairman of the Board at EAA, will attend the banquet. All builders and enthusiasts are invited. Continue reading "Honoring Zenith Designer Chris Heintz at AirVenture"

Open Hangar Day at Zenair June 11

Aviation enthusiasts, especially fans of Chris Heintz designs, are invited to the Zenair Open Hangar Day and Builder Gathering scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Huronia Airport in Midland, Ontario, Canada.

Visitors are invited to fly or drive in to the Zenair factory, which designer Chris Heintz founded in 1974. Zenair Ltd. manufactures all-metal light aircraft and kits, as well as a full line of straight and amphibious floats for light aircraft.

This informal grassroots fly-in gathering is open to all builders, fliers and aviation enthusiasts, and owners of Chris Heintz designs are encouraged to fly-in for the activities and to show off their completed projects to fellow builders and pilots. John Smith, Huronia Airport's manager, is currently building his own STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit plane, the most recent Chris Heintz design.

For more information, call Anita at Zenair at 705/526-2871. For directions and info on the airport see http://www.huroniaairport.com.