Build a plane in a week? Oshkosh organizers say no problem

At this summer's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh show, attendees will have the chance to participate in an effort to build an entire airplane in just seven days.

The Terrafugia flying car, at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 air show. Daniel Terdiman/CNET

It may take about six weeks to make a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but organizers at the world-famous Oshkosh air show think building a plane in a week should be no problem.

At the weeklong EAA AirVenture Oshkosh show this summer, attendees will be encouraged to help build a Zenith CH 750 kit plane. The goal of the "One Week Wonder" initiative is to go from scratch to taxi test of the CH 750 entirely during the show, which runs from July 28 through August 3, and is put on by the Oshkosh, Wis.-based EAA.

OshKosh attendees will have the opportunity to participate in building an entire airplane in one week. EAA

"The One Week Wonder project will...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," the EAA wrote in a post. "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."

The Oshkosh show is an annual destination for thousands of aviation enthusiasts interested in seeing both the latest innovations in experimental aircraft and hundreds of historical airplanes. The show is punctuated by daily air shows and extravagant demonstrations of everything from formation flying to flying cars to jetpacks.

 

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