Sebastien Heintz
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Sebring 2018 - Flying and Building Faster!

Here's my follow-up photo report of the 2018 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, and of our flight to and from Sebring, Florida.We took two Zenith airplanes on the trip to Florida: I flew the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer with my daughter (below) while Roger flew the new…See More
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Zenith Hands-On Rudder Workshops Return To Sebring Expo 2018 at Sebring Regional Airport KSEF

January 24, 2018 to January 27, 2018
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Zenith Aircraft offers Garmin G3X system

Zenith Aircraft is pleased to offer the Garmin G3X flight display system complete package to Zenith kit builders.Contact Roger Dubbert at Zenith to discuss Garmin G3X system options for your Zenith: tel 573-581-9000
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Sebring 2018 - Flying and Building Faster!

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

Here's my follow-up photo report of the 2018 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, and of our flight to and from Sebring, Florida.

We took two Zenith airplanes on the trip to Florida: I flew the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer with my daughter (below) while Roger flew the new…


Zenith workshops return to Sebring, Florida in 2018

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

NEW: EAA BARNSTORMING DEALS: Exclusive offer to EAA members

Get FREE admission to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo with your paid registration for the Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop offered at the Expo! Sign up now for the…


Building an Airplane as a Group Project

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

Just this week, two EAA Chapters, that are actively building Zenith kits as a group project, are in the news! 

EAA Hotline featured this project (nearing completion) in Virginia…


Quality Sport Planes OPEN HOUSE and West Coast Zenith Fly-In 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 9:30am 2 Comments

I'm posting this a little late, but here's a video recap of the May 2017 Quality Sport Planes OPEN HOUSE and West Coast Zenith Fly-In, hosted by Doug Dugger at his facility at the Cloverdale Municipal Airport in Cloverdale, California (about an hour north of San Francisco).

Below, flying in Doug's newly completed Zenith CH 750 Cruzer powered by a…


Sun'n Fun 2017: Tail winds both ways

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 6 Comments

Here's my report of the 2017 Sun'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 4 - 9) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the videos for additional info (with narration) and check out some of our Facebook…


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At 11:56am on January 16, 2017, dewayne clardy said…

I AM in the process of starting a B mod on a zenith 601 xl. The plane had recently been in a accident and had damaged firewall and nose gear. I replaced the floor skin and am in the proccess of fitting the new bulkhead. the main gear and wings are both removed  and it is shored up on tables my questions are: can i install the b mod with the landing attached and the aircraft sitting on the ground, or is it better to install it while its shored up on the table 

At 7:11am on September 10, 2016, Ben Hamouda Khalil said…
Hi Sébastien, do You speak french? .
At 10:40pm on August 19, 2016, Jerry Bryan said…

Seb, Several of us are having problems assembling the fin on the Cruzer. Could I suggest that you assemble one yourself. We really need a photo guide for this one.



At 8:05pm on January 11, 2016, Mark said…

Thanks for the warm welcome!  As you've suggested, I've kicked off a blog with a first post today.  I'm totally new to blogging so we'll see how this goes.

Our EAA chapter is grateful for the excellent support we have been provided by the factory.  What a wonderful opportunity this "Gift of Wings" has given our EAA chapter.  Thank you!


Mark Briggs

At 6:06am on March 3, 2014, Phill Barnes said…

Hi Sebastien

Just saying a quick hello and also wondering how your Dad is these days. It sure would be nice to have him say hello on this forum and tell us what he is up to of late. I was lunching in KFC in Tasmania Australia the other day and a gent sat down that in my mind very closely resembled Chris and so I wondered how he was. Though I have sold my plane, I still peruse the forum when I get the chance to stay up to date with new developments. I will someday soon be plans building the 750 Cruzer. I think that you have ticked a lot of boxes with this design and congratulate you.

Say Hi to the pioneer for me.

Phill Barnes

Tasmania Australia

At 4:17pm on September 28, 2012, Antonio Molina Gonzalez said…

Hi Sebastian. I am much better, I hope you continue with your dream. Big Hug.

At 10:18am on May 20, 2012, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Hi Sebastien,

Had I lived closer to most members, I might make upgrade kits for CH 701 with a (downloadable?) 'how to' manual complete with photos, drawings and videos on flight testing. With everything shown for DIY, many will want to just put cut and formed parts together the most expeditious way.

But as is, I'd rather have you do it, if you want to.   ;^)

As a retiree, building CH 701 is a very good hobby. I like it since my first flight with the previous owner in Puerto Rico. If the Honda Viking can make good record here, my third Zenith airplane might be another roomy (modified) CH 701 to take up my huge sons. 


At 1:45am on May 20, 2012, John Edwards said…

Glad to see you will be working on a headroom mod for the 701 too!

Let me know when you get that done and I will be one of your 1st customers to order it.


At 1:45pm on May 19, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mr Heinz,

I have a question if I may... I have a CH701 and I asked for a 1200lbs gross instead of the usual 1100 lbs. Since it's a NEW AIRPLANE (amateur built in Canada) the MD-RA inspector (for amateur built) requested a letter from the designer (or representative) stating it can be flown at 1200 lbs GW  - but that the load factor/limit will be affected... Plans for the CH701 already states that and show the calculation in such a case. I sent him a copy of the page but that won't do. I also sent him a copy of the Canadian Aircraft Registration table showing CH701s already approved at 1200lbs (and sometimes more) and still it won't do.  

Is there such a document stating that the CH701 can be flown at 1200 lbs provided the pilot is aware that load limits will go from +6/-3 G downt to +5.5/-2.8 G ? 


The inspector told me I could register the plane at 1100lbs and after request an upgrade to 1200lbs to Transpost Canada which will be given right away. The inspector doesn't want to do it without the Letter because it will be on his head and if T.C. does it, he stays in the clear.


If I can't get the Letter, I'll have to refile all paperwork, get my flight permit and ask for the increased GW afterwards... Delays, Delays, bureaucraty and such...


I Know of quite a few builders that have requested 1200lbs from the start and were never bothered with this...


Can you help ?

Normand Lambert


At 12:27pm on May 7, 2012, Jake Reyna said…

Sebastian, next time I'll have fresh batteries in the headset and enable the intercom, duh! Thanks for all the great advice.


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