Hello Eric, my name is Gary Bean and I live in Niceville. I built a Zenith 601XL and thoroughly enjoy it. I have 130 hours on it now, been flying since Sep, 2007. I would like to invite you to our EAA chapter meeting on May 16th. We meet at the Crestview airport, toward the south end of the ramp in the "EAA Hangarmates" Hangar. We have a pancake breakfast at 0900, followed by a meeting at 1000. We don't have any 801 builders in the chapter, but there is a wealth of building and flying experience in our group.
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