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


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Super-bright LED lights for your Zenith:

These Zenair-branded 3-way wingtip-mounted LED lights from AeroLED are the brightest and highest quality LED lights available on the market today. Available at a great price exclusively for Zenith builders and owners.

25th Anniversary: 1992 - 2017


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.


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Perry delano posted photos
6 hours ago
Guy RUBIO posted photos
15 hours ago
Steve Kemnitzer posted discussions
Andrew posted a discussion

Does amyone still fly 601 hd??

Seems like the company had dumped us older flyers as we try to upgrade.Ive been trying for months to write emails to zenith about upgrading 601hd main gear to the newer leaf spring.I get no responce. Nothing.See More
Jon Humberd posted a discussion

Prop pitch setting sweet spot?

I have a 3-blade whirlwind ground adjustable prop on my ULPower 350iS/701 Sky Jeep.I started with a fairly steep prop pitch and have been gradually backing it off with less pitch. It “feels right” at this prop pitch setting and will climbout pretty…See More
Jonathan Fay posted a discussion

Prop clearance for 750 Cuzer w/ viking 130

I plan to fly from paved runways with stock wheels and wheel pants (fairings). i have a viking steel bungee.How much clearance should I have between the prop and concrete on the ramp?JonathanSee More
Sebastien Heintz posted a blog post

Let us know what do you want to wear? Zenith apparel from EAA

For the past several years we've had EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) supply Zenith Aircraft branded shirts, hats, and other accessories through their retail outlets at…See More
Buzz Air Flight Academy posted a status
"we have a packed day here at buzzair, but the rain is currently holding us up."
Don Morrisey posted a discussion

Slick Magneto Service Bulletin SB1-15A

Looks like the distributor gear on many Slick Magnetos needs to be replaced.  This affects mine...check your serial numbers...…See More
Boyd Emmel posted a status
"Plans came via UPS today!"
christopher fryatt posted a photo
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a status
"Working firewall, avionics, and electrical layout and install. I feel like it’s best to tackle all three simultaneously"
Zenith Aero posted a photo

Gary Welch's Zenith CH 601 XLB in Sport Aviation magazine (December 2018)

Five years ago, my wife, Linda, and I were happily members of a flying club that had a Cessna Cardinal. Then one day I went to the doctor andwas diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. We sold our share in the Cardinal, and I went down that terrifying path…
A blog post by Mark Baenen was featured

Set The Wings!!!!

Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great…See More
Clint L Gosch posted a photo

"Had a break in the weather last week, went flying again! 3 hours on the hobbs."

"Had a break in the weather last week, went flying again! 3 hours on the hobbs."
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Rewiring of Trig 96 radio with shielded cable. Pennywise and dollar foolish, Clearly this is an educational experience while waiting weather"
Sebastien Heintz posted a video

Cross-country flight to Jefferson City

Justin Falls flies his STOL CH 750 "Sky Jeep" light sport utility aircraft cross-country for the first time, with his wheelchair in the rear baggage area, to...
David Banahan posted a discussion

Flaparon counter weights

Has anyone weighed their counterweignts after balancing?  It would seem that this should be a known weight that would not vary builder to builder if the flaparon was built per plan.  There may be a difference on the inboard and outboard flaparons.…See More


Zenith 750 Scrap

Started by Steve Kemnitzer in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by David J. Beaulieu 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Lightspeed Headsets ANR Zulu

Started by Steve Kemnitzer in Classified / For Sale Postings. Last reply by Joe Hopwood 7 hours ago. 3 Replies


New from Zenith:

Weather Maps

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, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, 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:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from

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.


Zenith transition and Sport Pilot training:

Quality Sport Planes
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Wheels & Wings

Pro Builder Assistance

For Sale

Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

Building and Pilot Supplies

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!


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Member Rules

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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