Company's 15th annual OPEN
HANGAR day was held on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at
Mexico Memorial Airport in Missouri.
The 20,000 sq.ft. Zenith Aircraft kit production
facilities were open to the public for factory tours and Zenith's factory-demonstrator
kit aircraft will be on display. The company's new 12-foot CNC router
was busy producing parts and factory staff was on hand to demonstrate
light aircraft manufacturing techniques. A Zodiac
XL kit was also on display.
More than 500 aviation enthusiasts visited last
years Open Hangar day, and numerous aircraft flew in from across the Midwest to
attend the annual event, including antique and other kit aircraft designs. For more
information on attending the Open House call Zenith Aircraft at (573) 581-9000 or the Mexico
Memorial Airport at (573) 581-0162.
Because of the airshow, demo
flights will be limited.
Pilots: Note that the airport will closed to traffic during the airshow
(probably between 12 and 3 pm).
Review the NOTAM
before flying in.
Great Lakes Bi-Plane completely restored by E.B. Feutz
Humvees by MO National Guard
Bradley by MO National Guard
Helicopter from the MO National Guard take off around
Aircraft factory demo airplanes.
- Tim Jesse – flying in and landing his wingless, powered parachute
am – Dr. Robert Searfoss & Charles Kehl w/ their club from
will be displaying classic model airplanes.
am – C-47, Blackhawk and Apache Helicopter will arrive for display.
– Dawn Patrol – WWI airplanes out of
– will do some flying formations, smoke trails, etc.
– the Echoes – local musical group will be playing music from the
40, 50, 60.
–Prayer of thanksgiving by Rev Randy Sawyer
- Doug Bebrick from Skydive Rolla will parachute in with a US Flag during
the National Anthem sung by Frances Chrisman.
– Dave Dacy Air Show (main attraction) – four aircraft overhead
salute, Dave Dacy flying a Super Stearman Solo, Joe Dooley flying a
Pitts SIS, Clyde Zellers doing Navy Aerobatics &
Maroney flying a Super Chipmunk. The finale will be Dave Dacy flying and
Tony Kazian wing walking.
aircraft from all over the country arriving all day for the Zenith open
house and air show.
Zenith Aircraft Co. factory will be open from 8 am - 3 pm.
Day (except during air show): Airplane rides in Cessna @ a cost of $25/person
47 helicopter giving rides at $35 per person.
houses for the children at a cost of $3 for all day
Angel F-4 Phantom Cockpit for Dream Photos for a $10 fee.
Schedule, prices and events subject to change.