Captain Dennis Kirk
  • Arcadia, FL
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2012 Zodiac 601 XL-B for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Dennis Kirk Nov 22, 2014. 1 Reply

Check out my updated info on this READY to FLY professionally built Zodiac! This is the best way to fly in a new plane and is less than the cost of building yourself! Located and flying in Southwest…Continue

FLY Right Now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Dennis Kirk Jan 12, 2013. 3 Replies

 Think about having fun and flying now!   I have a Zodiac 601 XL-B newly built 2012 with all options/mods. Flies great, glass panel, auto-pilot new paint all logs. Day/night VFR with Garmin 396 GPS…Continue


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Licensed charterboat captain for 40 years. Got Sport Pilot Lic in July 2007. 750 hours to date. 450 in my 1946 Taylorcraft BC12-D. The plans are to get an amphibious plane. Love flying-love the water.Looking forward to learning more about aviation. 601 with Jabiru 3300 will be a great step in that direction! I like all the comments by members! Thanks!UPDATE Nov 7, 2014-I now have 280 trouble free flying hours with my Zodiac and this is a LOT of economical FUN! Those of you that are building, your day will come and you to will be flying. Keep the dream alive by getting to your local airport and finding someone to fly with. This can be done in any aircraft but preferably one like you are building. This flying stuff is COOL!
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2012 Zodiac 601 XL-B N 601 DK SOLD!

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

 Now I am looking for a flying "N" numbered 801 so I can put it on Amphibs!


Posted on January 24, 2013 at 8:59pm 3 Comments

Has anyone converted to an open cockpit on a 601XL?

Phase one complete!!

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 10:25pm 5 Comments

My Zodiac 601 XL-B has moved past phase one flight testing and handles beautifully! The visibility and flight characteristics are better than I imagined and  I have just flown from the test area back to my own (rented) hangar in PGD! I expect to still have a few items that will need attention as I continue to do a pre-flight inspection like it is my first flight each time. Do not take anything for granted. I will be writing an article about the build as well as the expectations that were…



Posted on October 7, 2012 at 10:56am 2 Comments

 The last few months have been hectic and seemingly slow going. In reality the construction of my 601 has been steadily moving  forward.Working with Flight Crafters out of Zephyr Hills, Florida, has been educational and fun. The guys there are very knowledgeable and seem able to handle any situation. The suggestions the make for upgrading engine performance on the Jabiru 3300 have been heeded and this week should be ready for first engine start! Last week we did the weight  and balance and…


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