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.

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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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Dan Pohle posted discussions
31 minutes ago
Joe DeKeyrel posted a status
"Spar drilled. Top skins removed to debur. Flaperon arms and L-angles deburred and cleco'd."
5 hours ago
Rick George posted a photo

Pedal Plane

Built a pedal plane for my granddaughter. She wanted it to look like Sharky (CH750) in the background.
6 hours ago
Jacques Belle posted a photo
17 hours ago
Raffaele Signorile posted a video

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N64VS Build and Flight /B
Bob Jones posted photos
Denis Dore posted photos
Zenith.Aero posted a photo

First trip in the Hudson River VFR Corridor - NYC

Blog post (and additional photos) of Charles Clayton's first trip in the Hudson River VFR Corridor in his Zenith CH 601XL/CH650:
A video by T.Y. was featured

Zenith Ch 650, UL 350iS Engine & Two Batteries

Always good to have two batteries in your airplane. This option shows how to use two SPST switches and one SPDT switch to link the alternator / voltage regulator-rectifier to charge Battery #1 or Battery #2.
Aumie Devoll posted a status
"We have two students from New York who traveled all the way down to Lawrenceburg, TN. We are very happy to have them here."
T.Y. posted videos
Dan Scherrer posted a status
"Bi Annual today. My instructor love flying my 601XL during my check ride."
Denis Dore posted a video

First Start up; High Compression Pistons

Fly on skis and floats in extreme north so thought I best learn how to hand prop my newly rebuilt engine. Cheers
Jerry Griego posted a status
"Is there any 650 owners with a Dynon 100 & 120 in there panel. Would like to see a picture. Trying to design my panel with the Dynons."
David J. Beaulieu posted a photo

panel and leds

Starting to rivet in the top skin. Have a temporary LED strip under the top skin edge guard. It is too bright unless really dimmed down and then it does not adequately illuminate the lower row of switches and C/B's.
Denis Dore posted a status
"Wings on and rigged. Need to finish cowling next. Cheers"
Denis Dore posted photos
Paul Sanders posted a video

Engine First Start

I've had the engine 3 years and finally got to start her up. We had an oil pressure issue which meant we didn't get to do a full test but there is life in th...
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a status
"Moving along on the right wing- working the fuel tank area"

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:

Zenith transition training

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Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

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

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Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by an actual 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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