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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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2 photos by Zenith.Aero were featured
5 hours ago
Todd Scruton posted a photo
6 hours ago
David Kolbasovsky posted a status
"Flew to CZBA (Burlington Exectutive) and back to CYOO (Oshawa)"
7 hours ago
David Kolbasovsky posted videos
7 hours ago
brad cohen posted a discussion

Neverending Story

I'll admit it-I have spent that last 10 years building my plane and I think I was under the (false) assumption that once it's built then there's nothing else to fix for awhile (at least) However, I  got my A/C in December and my todo list actually seems to be expanding not shrinking. It's "normal" to still chase gremlins with 5 hours TT right? (chattering brakes, airleak around canopy, a million little tweaks [not twerks]etc right? right? someone? anyone?Brad CohenN969BCDone, Flying, in paintSee More
7 hours ago
Maxim Cherkevich posted photos
9 hours ago
Mark Maltais posted a discussion

Keeping bare aluminum clean without polishing?

Finalizing everything on the plane for the final trip to the airport in a week or two.  I'm keeping it bare aluminum for now and only painting the fiberglass (doors, wing tips, etc) parts, probably at least 2 years until I get my amphib floats built and installed then I'll paint the entire thing. I don't want to go as far as polishing it, but would like to keep it fairly clean but insane gleaming is not necessary! :)  Wiping everything down with acetone to remove the sharpie writings and…See More
13 hours ago
Diane Bancroft posted a discussion

plug in fuel tank

I don't plan on having a fuel injected engine, so I need to plug that extra 5/8" hole near the fuel filler.  I'm having trouble finding one locally.  Where do I get a plug?See More
16 hours ago
Zenith.Aero posted photos
20 hours ago
FRed Sanford posted a photo


Was going through some old photos, and found one of Chris Heintz at Cloverdale in 2006. Bob my co-builder, Chris, and me in front of our new 701. Chris commented that he thought too many people were flying his STOL's like Cessnas.
23 hours ago
Brian Fitzpatrick posted a status
"Sorting out the scratch beanie mod which will double as an escape hatch if thin ice fails."
Mark Maltais posted a video

My 750STOL First Start 2015

This is the first start of my Zenith CH750 STOL for 2015 after being stored and worked on for the winter. Shot from the outside with a Nikon 600. I did a sta...
Jeff Bailey posted a photo
Dave Gardea posted a photo

Took the day off to go flying today!

Beautiful mid-70s Spring weather in Indiana today .. first time in a while to leave the jacket in the car. Flew to Muncie for lunch. Now have 355 hours on my Corvair-powered CH650.
Ted Taylor posted a photo
John Austin posted a discussion

Cowl Removal/Installation Cradle with Jack

The Jabiru 3300 cowl has a lower and upper cowl, split horizontally. Removal of the lower cowl is easiest as a 2-person job so one person can hold the cowl while the last retaining screws on the fuselage are removed. I've done it solo most of the time by perching the cowl on a stool or adjustable work stand, but it is balanced precariously at best! Once the cowl is removed, the stool or stand is definitely not stable enough to leave the cowl on it and I'm always looking for a safe place to…See More
A photo by Wesley Parker was featured

First landing

Even more important than first flight!One BIG mistake...Ldg Gear was installed reversed...Really hard to hold the nose off the ground.
Cliff Stripling posted photos
Thomas Zink posted a status
"Dolly is almost done. Paint and tires this weekend.Pf anyone is going to sun n fun, plane will be at Jack Browns Monday"
Thomas Zink posted photos

Blog Posts

Rudder Work 2

Posted by Kam Miramadi on April 11, 2015 at 11:46am 3 Comments

Rudder Work

Posted by Kam Miramadi on April 11, 2015 at 11:38am 0 Comments

9/13/14 It does FLY!!!!

Posted by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 3:54pm 1 Comment

9/12/14 It can FLY!

Posted by Larry Whitlow on April 7, 2015 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

Water temp Rotax 912UL

Posted by David McCusker on April 5, 2015 at 7:33pm 2 Comments


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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, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

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Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz.

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