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


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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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A blog post by Sebastien Heintz was featured

Zenith Aircraft Update re Coronavirus Pandemic

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - Mexico, MissouriLike everyone else, Zenith Aircraft Company has been impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. While the Zenith Aircraft kit factory is located in a fairly rural area and there have been no reported…See More
5 hours ago
James Cain posted a photo

My rudder kit

This took me about 15 hours but turned out pretty nice, I think.
13 hours ago
stephen hetz posted a discussion

Looking for two MGL servos

Anyone have two MGL servos with the accompanying hardware they want to sell?Email me at  Thanks.Steve HetzN750HSSee More
16 hours ago
Jason R posted a status
"Scatchbuilt 750STOL inboard flapperon skeleton and skin deburred, primed and clecoed back together for final rivetting. Only 3 more to go!"
23 hours ago
John Sanders posted a status
"Working on a nose wheel tractor to pull the 701 into a trailer with wings folded"
Rheal Comte posted a photo
John Austin posted a status
"Flying the STOL 750 almost daily to "social distance" and get outside. Yesterday, I flew right wingman to an American Bald Eagle!"
James K. Allen posted photos
James K. Allen posted a status
"Disassembled cabin for deburring and Cortec application. Then I will reassemble the front fuselage."
James K. Allen posted a status
"I finished final hole size drilling the cabin area, including installation of the adjustable seat sliders and gear weldments."
A blog post by John Burns was featured
Zenith Aero updated an event

Sun 'n Fun Fly-In 2020 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport KLAL

May 5, 2020 to May 10, 2020
Sun'n Fun 2020 has been officially CANCELLED  due to COVID-19. Sun 'n Fun has been rescheduled to May 5 - 10, and we will be making plans accordingly.Annual Sun'n Fun fly-in…See More
Mark W posted a discussion

WTB Corvair Mount for a 601/650

I am looking for a Corvair Mount to finish my CH650b. I have one on order with WW. I know he is a very busy man to the lead time might be a while. If anyone has one laying around I’d like to buy it. If there is a different place to post this I…See More
Vincent Maggiore posted photos
Paulo Henrique Correia posted a status
"Good night Guys, thank you for including me in the group, I have a lot to learn from you, thank you very much!"
Paulo Henrique Correia posted photos
Sebastien Heintz updated an event

Zenith Factory Workshop: April 23 & 24, 2020 at Zenith Aircraft factory

April 23, 2020 from 9am to 5pm
LIVE Virtual Workshop Event: April 23, 2020Special Live Virtual Workshop Event: To do our part in helping to prevent the spread of the…See More
John Burns posted a discussion

Jabiru Cowl Oil Filler Door

I have a Jabiru cowl and the cowl has a depressed area for the oil filler door.  The kit includes a piece of fiberglass material, the hinge, the latch and hardware to manufacture the door.  Unfortunately there is no picture or instructions for…See More
Darrell Doerhoff posted photos
Rheal Comte posted a status
"Would anybody with CH650 and Viking 130 share W&B information. Specify your landing gear orientation, flat forward as per plan or reversed."

Blog Posts

CH650B - W&B Datum position

Posted by Alain Dufresne on March 30, 2020 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

Airplanes first day outside

Posted by John Burns on March 30, 2020 at 7:20pm 0 Comments

Tail / Slats / Flaperons

Posted by Skip Rhudy on March 25, 2020 at 11:34pm 1 Comment

Work on it daily

Posted by John Burns on March 17, 2020 at 6:42pm 4 Comments

Posted by Kenneth Stapleton on February 18, 2020 at 9:43pm 0 Comments

Seat Panel

Posted by Bradford Drown on February 11, 2020 at 6:00pm 0 Comments


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Zenith Planes For Sale 

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


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

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.

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Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

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Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

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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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