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.


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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Evan Reisman posted photos
8 hours ago
Jonathan Fay posted a discussion

Adhesive to hold rubber trim to window..

I can't find stock anywhere for the glue for the window trim3M Scotch 6004 Super Strength AdhesiveDoes anyone know an alternative that would work on Amazon?See More
11 hours ago
Gary Welch posted a discussion

Vic Syracuse Video on Aircraft Maintenance

For those of you who don't know, Vic writes for EAA magazine, is a DAR, A&P IA, IFR rated pilot, serial Vans RV builder and I don't know what else.He is a frequent poster on Vans Air Force Forum and flies an RV that he built. While it's titled…See More
16 hours ago
Austin Nelson posted a discussion

750 STOL Project with Viking 130 For Sale

Save hundreds of hours of building and be in the air sooner! Due to an increasingly busy life, I'm finding it harder and harder to find time to work on my project so I'm deciding to sell it and try building later in life when time permits. Kit was…See More
Theunis posted a discussion

Ch601 engine installation

Hi i am busy installing a rotax 914 turbo into my zodiac have anyone done the same. I am looking for photos of a installation and the cowling that u used.
Scott Gallant posted a status
"Took all of the steel parts that I have to powder coat completed."
Robert Riat posted a discussion

Oil cooler

Finished my first condition inspection on my stol 750/UL350is this past weekend and also changed out the oil cooler to an Aero Classic 13 row cooler hoping for cooler oil temps this summer.  I didn’t do a great job fitting it to the cowl (it is a…See More
DANIEL G REID posted a photo


2004 Ch701
Zenith Aero posted a video

STOL CH 801 SD - flight testing

One mile over Mexico, Missouri: Stall / spin flight tests in the incredible STOL CH 801 Super Duty sport utility aircraft. This test aircraft is equipped wit...
A photo by Johann G. Johannsson was featured


First flight after six years of building. Everything is as hoped for. Better performance than the first one. Main diffreence ia the 100 hp engine and the wing struts. Really llok forward to the summer flying. Thank you again, Mr. Heintz fot a great…
David J. Beaulieu posted a discussion
Joseph Werner posted photos
Brad Payne posted a discussion

How are you monitoring your Viking?

I just purchased a Viking 90 and will be updating my panel at the same time as the engine installation.What EMS you use or how do you monitor your Viking?  Does the ECU interface with the CANBUS on any of the EMS Systems?  Looking at either the…See More
Johann G. Johannsson posted photos
Daniel Miles posted photos
Tom Lobdell posted a discussion

MGL Avionics - am I asking for too much?

hey guys,I am not a marketing expert. I am not a logistics specialist. I do work for the US military, teaching people how to handle people in the most difficult situations imaginable.  I do not post on this site very often, because as a first time…See More
David Long posted a photo
Michael Hille posted videos
Scott Gallant posted a blog post

Fuselage update

My Cleco cans are filling back up as I rivet skins See More
jeff herman posted discussions

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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.


Zenith transition and Sport Pilot training:

Wheels & Wings

Pro Builder Assistance


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

For Sale

Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

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


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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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