Michael J. Aichele
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Zenith Banquet at AirVenture 2014????

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Jun 17, 2014. 5 Replies


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Sales Manager for a pollution control company.

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Cubs 75th Anniversary

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

I clicked on the EAA link to the Cubs 75th Anniversary and what do I see in the banner, but a Zenith 601XL.  Way to go Zenith for making the front page headlines!!!!…


Pulled the trigger today!

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 6:37pm 1 Comment

I finally ordered the 650B Airframe Kit; Led Nav / Strobe / Position Light Kit; Landing Light Kit; Long Range Fuel Tanks; Aileron Trim Tab Kit; and the Wing Baggage Locker Kit. I will make the trek to Mexico, MO on July 23rd to pick everything up! I sure hope it fits in the luggage area of my 1975 Corvette or I…


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At 11:13am on August 18, 2012, Earl C. Downs said…

Thanks for the “like.”

Here’s some more information on the training. I plan on charging $100 per hour dual (that’s wet) and $20 per hour for ground training. The ground rate will applied to pre-flight and post-flight briefing time. I’m trying to keep my rate about the same as dual for a C-150 but it’s not easy. It’s hard to believe that fuel alone is running about $30 per hour…oh well, we just have to get used to that. However, because I expect some training to come from a distance, I’ll put trainees up at my house for no cost. I have a unique separate bedroom and bath for a guest that really works well.


I hope the pick-up of the 750 went well. My wife and I also drove to Zenith to pick-up our 650. The folks at Zenith were terrific about helping us get everything loaded.

At 7:53pm on August 2, 2012, Chuck Dean said…

Building can be rewarding at times and sometimes aggravating. Do your research and be creative and you'll get there. I just started flying mine a week ago. I got my training this spring and my log book doesn't yet have 40 hours logged. Five of those hours are in my bird. Flying the 650 gives me a lot of confidence. It's the easiest aircraft I have flown so far.


At 3:22pm on July 22, 2012, Tim Garrett said…
Michael, if you upload your rudder picture to your "My Plane" page, I can add it directly to the rudders album. Welcome to Zenith.aero! That's a great rudder you have there. Mine is chasing me to Oshkosh for the third time. Yours will, too!

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