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


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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Brian A Manlove posted photos
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Bob Jones posted photos
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Jeff Garrett posted photos
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Jeff Garrett posted a status
"Wing root fairings for the 601xl and 650 including tail dragger."
13 hours ago
David J. Beaulieu posted photos
19 hours ago
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Completed supports and fuel hose to header inside fuselage. Reattached and tensioned control cables. Installed gascolator and fuel line."
23 hours ago
Gil DeVault posted photos
Adrien Le Floc'h posted a status
"Got scrap metal for the slat drilling template!! making the template this weekend, it will be rock solid."
Michael T. posted a discussion

What tool are you using to make flutes in your rib formers?

hi guysive been using a barrel sander to make my flutes on the rib formers. I bought the set at pricess auto(Canadian version of habor freight) but to make each flute I’m using 2 sander drum cylinders.. I’m going to have to buy a set of cylinders…See More
dan glaze posted a status
"N750DG passed FAA inspection this morning with flying colors"
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Dan Glaze's STOL CH 750

N750DG passed FAA inspection this morning with flying colors
Daniel Niendorff posted a status
"Making some panel changes for IFR capabilities. Planning to train for my IFR rating in my 801 once changes completed."
Daniel Niendorff posted photos
Jan Eggenfellner posted a discussion
Phil Smith posted a discussion

Vinyl Decals in camouflage

Looking for a source for a - either custom or stock - vinyl decal long enough to use on fuselage sides that would carry on  a camouflage theme painted on cowl.Haven't done any painting yet - just thinking.BTW the great carbon fiber vinyl wrap that I…See More
David Orr posted a photo

Chasing Sunset

Dusk over Port Angeles, WA
Perry delano posted photos
Jim Davis posted a discussion

Instrument Panel - stock from kit or additional metal plate screwed/riveted to stock?

Hello all, I'm getting ready to install my instruments in my panel.  I'm using a GRT 8.4" efis and the small GRT mini.  I also have about 20 toggle switches.  After I cut the rectangular holes for the efis/backkup and EIS I started wondering if the…See More
A photo by Richard A. Crawford was featured

First Flight

First flight of N612ER this morning. She flew great with only a minor pitch trim issue. Three and one half years from my garage to the air!
Zenith Aero posted a video

Zenith Aircraft spring "Fly In To Summer" Open Hangar Day 2018

Highlights from the annual spring "Fly In To Summer" Open Hangar Day at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri. Despite the record heat, a great...

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:

Quality Sport Planes
Cloverdale, California:

Wheels & Wings

Pro Builder Assistance

For Sale

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…

Created by Zenith.Aero Dec 23, 2008 at 10:10am. Last updated by John Austin Feb 3.

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