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Today, November 21, is Chris' 78th birthday. While most of you know Chris or are familiar with him and his work, I know many new Zenith builders and owners are not as familiar (since his retirement about six years ago) so below I am sharing an article written by aviation writer and friend Jim Cavanaugh in 2011 for the "Zeniths to Oshkosh" celebrations honoring Chris Heintz at EAA AirVenture.…
October 28, 2016.
Now it can be told. On August 4, 2016, the $23,000 plywood crate containing my CH-750 kit arrived looking like this:
FedEx had “reweighed” the 877 pound crate as 415 pounds, and then loaded 450 pounds of freight on top of a box clearly marked FRAGILE in letters six inches high. I didn’t take the end off this crate; this is…Continue
Here's a follow-up of the 2016 Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days & Fly-In, the 25th annual event, held on September 23 & 24 at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri:…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on September 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
You are invited to attend the seminars and engine panel discussion presented at the Open Hangar Days (September 23 and September 24, 2016)…Continue
I flew my CAMit-powered 601 to AirVenture 2016. This was its third trip to OSH. It’s just over 1,800 statute miles each way from Santa Rosa California.
The inaugural year of the West Coast Zenith Fly - In is now in the books, and it was a success.
This event was held in Arlington, WA during the annual (and great) Arlington Fly In.
Despite very threatening weather, we had seven zeniths show.
A 750, a 601, an 801, and four 701s. Two of the planes were from California!
We also had about a dozen active builders join us, which may be the most rewarding part of any fly in. Ideas and tips…Continue
Nice article on RAA Chapter 85's Zenith CH 750 Cruzer build project.
Added by Zenith.Aero on June 24, 2016 at 12:01pm — No Comments
NEW Four-Position Flaperon Control Lever for the STOL CH 701
Video: Zenith Aircraft's Roger Dubbert takes his Zenith STOL CH 701 flying with the new flaperon lever:
The new flaperon four-position control lever/handle with the adjustable positions is…
You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.
This will be our ninth annual "Fly in to…Continue
Added by Zenith.Aero on May 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Here's a video outlining the installation of the nosewheel strut and the bungee installation:
Here's the link for the Bungee Installation tool: http://j.mp/bungee-tool
It has become old hat to complain about the decline of General Aviation. We can rant about the costs, how airports have been fenced off, or any number of ailments.
This tract is a little about one of those symptoms, a little about how to make flying more fun, and about making flying safer.
There is a vicious circle, a fully developed spin that we must recover from. Something that used to be ordinary, but is now feared.
Something that is fun, but potentially…
Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday. He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight. All Went perfectly. What a joy to see five years of work go…Continue
Since announcing that we'd purchased the assets of SAM Aircraft earlier this year, Zenith Aircraft demo pilot Roger Dubbert and I recently traveled to Zenair Ltd. in Midland, Ontario, Canada to fly the prototype aircraft (that my brother Nicholas had previously flown back from Quebec). The purpose of…Continue
Some people say they have been involved in aviation for as long as they can remember. Wouldn't it be great to be involved in something that would help give today's children the opportunity to say the same thing in the future?…Continue
I later added a Velcro strap to hold headsets. Seat cushions are positioned in the seat pan with Velcro also.
As with all my fabrication, I had it Cat scanned to be sure there were no defects.…Continue
I have been flying for several years with just some Noral seat cushions from Aircraft Spruce. The 3” seat bottom was okay but the 2” back was always slipping between the back support bars. I ended up adding a stadium cushion and a lumbar pad without much better results. After reading several of the seat discussions on the forums, I decided to build my own upholstered seats. As usual, I studied the work of my hero, John Austin, and copied his and others’ seats. But in this…Continue
Zenith Aircraft Upholstery Kits
Zenith Aircraft Company offers the new upholstery kit seats manufactured by Zenair Ltd. (in Canada). The vinyl embroidered Zenith logo…Continue