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


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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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Michael Hille posted photos
1 hour ago
David Josephson posted a discussion

912 exhaust options

Recommendations for exhaust system for a 912ULS in a 750 Cruzer? Rotax ring mount and Zenair cowl. Could use the Zenair exhaust kit, looking for other options. What have other builders done?See More
9 hours ago
Lynn S. Beckhorn posted a status
"Just returned from Idaho back country, awesome"
11 hours ago
Lynn S. Beckhorn posted photos
11 hours ago
Joe DeKeyrel posted a status
"Fabricated brackets, and drilled for mounting Xpndr, COM, and ADS-B today."
christopher fryatt posted a discussion

improving O-200 CHT

I have dynon d120 mounted with 4 cht ring thermocouples , 4 egt probes..Always find no 3 (right forward) the hottest with both rears staying cool. It is not above the limits in pubs O-200D ...420 cruise , 525 redline. Called factory today and asked…See More
David Muse posted a status
"At Buzzair in TN"
David Muse posted photos
dschmaz posted a status
"Both Wings Complete- Will start hanging them next weekend!"
Gary Nelson posted a blog post

Adding legroom to the 701

Has anyone tried shifting back the cabin seats, and/or relocating the rudder pedals forward on a 701 to make a bit more legroom for the pilot and pax? Or is there another way to accomplish that I haven't considered? Besides buying a 750...GarySee More
Buzz Air Flight Academy posted a status
"Buzz Air Flight Academy gave a brief presentation at the Lawrenceburg Rotary meeting today."
dschmaz posted photos
Michael T. posted a discussion

Trying to solve a primer mystery.....

Hey everyoneDoes anyone know where I can buy the brush on water based primer Zenair/Zenith usesI called the factory and they said aircraft spruce sells it, call aircraft spruce and they dont know what I`m talking aboutthis is the link to the primer…See More
John Mazzolini posted a discussion

Core engine inspection

Hello All  I am in the process of a 750 STOL build...I have picked up a Corvair complete motor with the correct numbers etc and tore it down....I think it took only about 3-4 sizes of wrenches/sockets... those were the good ole days!!Short of taking…See More
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Buzz Air Anniversary Fly-In at Lawrenceburg, TN 2M2

August 25, 2018 all day
Good Morning!  Buzz Air Flight Academy will be celebrating 10 years this August 25th!  We want to invite everyone to come out and join in the festivities.  Show off your planes and meet fellow pilots from all over.  We are going to also have a short…See More
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Larry Griffin posted a discussion

Jabiru 3300 Gen 4 performance

Wondering if anyone who owns a Jabiru Gen 4 would share their opinion/performance on the newest engine.ThanksLarrySee More
Patrick Hoyt posted a photo

Tufting nose wheel pant

Tuft testing the nose wheel pant. I got a lot of bugs on one side the other day, so I thought it might be mis-adjusted.The big rectangular object above the nosewheel is the backside of the radiator. Airflow in this area will be examined next.


Pitch &UL 350i

Started by Ralph Powell in UL Power Forum. Last reply by Robert Riat 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

912 exhaust options

Started by David Josephson in Rotax Engine Forum 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

Core engine inspection

Started by John Mazzolini in Corvair Engine Forum. Last reply by John Mazzolini 10 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.

New Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

New 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:

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Wheels & Wings

Pro Builder Assistance

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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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