Online community for active builders and pilots of Zenith Aircraft kits (Chris Heintz / Zenair light airplane designs).


Chris Heintz, 1938 - 2021

Remembering Chris Heintz

Read the homage to a man and his dream, and illustrated biography of designer Chris Heintz's professional life.


Welcome Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers!

Welcome to the Zenith and Zenair builders and flyers online community. Zenith.Aero is for and about Zenith aircraft builders and flyers. We invite you to explore and to share your own information... See for the official Zenith Aircraft website.

Check out the photos from the 2022 Homecoming: 

Thank you to all who participated and helped to make this such a memorable event celebrating Zenith Aircraft's 30th anniversary! Great planes, fantastic people, and good weather! What a wonderful two days at the 2022 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming / Open Hangar Days and Fly-In! 


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Peter Aarsvold posted a discussion

Landing gear symmetry

I have a  Zenith CH-801 with asymmetrical  landing main landing gear due to a hard landing.  Have you any recommendations regarding ways to make the main gear symmetrical again?  See More
2 hours ago
RandyC posted a discussion

Looking for a prop for a 701/3300 Jabiru

Anyone have a prop for a 701/3300 Jab they would be willing to sell?
19 hours ago
An event by Zenith Aero was featured

Zenith Factory Workshop: October 6 & 7, 2022 at Zenith Aircraft factory

October 6, 2022 at 9am to October 7, 2022 at 3pm
Zenith Aircraft Hands-On WorkshopWe invite you to join us at our October 2022 factory workshop to gain hands-on experience in building your own Zenith aircraft kit!…See More
Greg Booker posted photos
Jonathon Payne posted a blog post

Rudder complete and observations from the Zenith Homecoming

Part 1 of my Cruzer is complete:Rudder WorkshopThe kit and the instructions were straightforward.  However, there are two things to note if…See More
Brian McElroy posted a discussion

Engine stand for storage

I am getting ready update my front landing gear to the bushing system and want to remove my O-235 while I do this work. The plane is in the build stage and there is no prop, cowling or accessories to deal with. I have been researching engine stands…See More
John Austin posted a discussion

Leg Cushion Extension Mod

Seems like over the last couple of years or so I've been starting to notice more discomfort on long cross-countries.  My STOL 750's seats have always been very comfortable - they have 3 layers of soft, medium, and firm temperature-sensitive foam…See More
Eugene Stone-Romero posted a discussion

Replacing Jabiru 3300 engine mount grommets (spacers) on CH601XL

The rubber engine mount grommets (spacers) on my Jabiru 3300 engine are in need of replacement. Ii appears that replacing the two sets of spacers for the upper engine mount positions will be fairly easy. However, that does not appear to be true for…See More
Jonathon Payne posted a photo

Rudder Complete

Rudder complete
John Austin posted a discussion

LSA "Driver's License Medical"/Cataract Surgery?

"Someone" I know has a Zenith 750 STOL and since it is LSA qualified, flies with a "driver's license medical."  He is contemplating cataract surgery involving multifocal intraocular lens implants.  As "someone" understands it, the FAA says that…See More
Rob Thompson posted a photo

Kangaroos and my STOL CH 701

Next to my house in Yerranderie NSW Australia.I love my kangaroos....and they love the grass on the airstrip. Usually just one buzz of the strip is enough to get them off but recently it took 3 go-arounds! They just looked up like they were thinking…
Zenith Aero posted a photo

Thank You! 2022 Zenith Homecoming

Great planes and fantastic people! What a wonderful two days at the 2022 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming / Open Hangar Days and Fly-In! Thank you to all who participated and helped to make this such a memorable event, celebrating Zenith Aircraft's 30th…
Zenith Aero posted a video

Zenith Aircraft Homecoming Fly-in 2022

It's time to start planning for next years Zenith Aircraft Homecoming Fly-in. The 2022 Homecoming was the 30th annual event. There was a ramp full of aircraf...
Jeffrey Moser posted photos
John Burns posted a status
"FUN - Flying your CH750 STOL into a towered airport and surprising the tower when you can exit on Taxiway Bravo at 750 feet."
Clint L Gosch posted a status
"Returned home from another great Zenith Homecoming. Seems to get better each year! Great job Sebastian and Crew!"
Sep 18
Clint L Gosch posted photos
Sep 18
Guy Zindel posted a discussion

Shoulder harness

Has anyone modded the 3 point seatbelt design to an over the shoulder 4 point setup? Can you post pics?See More
Sep 16
A photo by Zenith Aero was featured

2022 Zenith Homecoming: First Arrival

Our first arrival for the 2022 Zenith Homecoming! Matt Crosby flew in his recently completed STOL CH 750 (powered by a Viking 130) from Denver, Colorado.More details: schedule:…
Sep 14
Dan Ilash posted a discussion

POH for Zenith 750 STOL

Hey fellow pilots. Does anyone have POH for 750 STOL and all other documents?We bought an airplane but the owner didn’t have much documentation on it.Please let me know if you have it. Thank you!See More
Sep 12

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Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Apparel from EAA:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
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Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit for the latest DVD titles.

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Since this is an online community, there are a few rules that need to be followed.  We'll try to keep the rules as simple as possible and to a bare minimum and we'll change and update them as required.

RULE#1:  You'll need to use your real name, and be an actual builder, owner or flyer of a Zenith aircraft.  This site is an online…

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