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Quality Sport Planes Open House and Fly-In: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Quality Sport Planes (QSP) is hosting its annual Open House and Fly-In and retirement party for Doug Dugger on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am - 4 pm, at the QSP facilities at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60) in California:…

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Added by Zenith Aero on June 18, 2019 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

New style nosegear shock suspension system for Zenith CH 650 / CH 750

Earlier this year we previewed a new style nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750.

Zenith Aircraft developed a new nosegear shock suspension system for the Zenith CH 650 / CH 750 series kit aircraft…

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Added by Zenith Aero on November 28, 2018 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

STOL CH 701 AG (agricultural) evaluation for crop spraying

The April 2019 issue of AgAir Update, the monthly magazine for the agricultural aviation (crop spraying) industry, reprinted a flight evaluation article of the STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep" light sport aircraft (first published twenty years…

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Added by Zenith Aero on May 10, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

AOPA builds an aircraft rudder

AOPA Live recently ran a story of staffer Paul Harrop building a Zenith rudder at the Zenith Aircraft factory:…

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Added by Zenith Aero on February 5, 2019 at 11:14am — No Comments

Sun 'n Fun Fly-In 2019 and 2,000 miles of flying

Here's my report of the 2019 Sun 'n Fun fly-in earlier this month (April 2 -  7) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 17, 2019 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Cowling done and inspection date set!

My nose bowl finally arrived and I spent the weekend fitting the cowling panels - very nice fitting setup from the Weseman's. After that, I finished up my paperwork and sent it off to the FAA. Got a call last week and set the date for the Airworthiness Inspection! - March 19th!…

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Added by Mark Baenen on March 4, 2019 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2019

Here's a brief follow-up report of the 2019 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, where we hosted, once again, the hands-on workshops during the four-day Expo. Watch the video:

As you can see in the above…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 30, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Zenith at Sebring Sport Aviation Expo 2019

 

UPDATE: Read the follow-up report from the 2019 Sport Aviation Expo

 

Following up on the success the past couple of years with Zenith hands-on workshops at the …

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Added by Zenith Aero on December 11, 2018 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Set The Wings!!!!

Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…

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Added by Mark Baenen on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Mark Phillips' custom STOL CH 701 in EAA Sport Aviation (10/18)

Check out this gorgeous photo of Mark Phillips in his custom Zenith STOL CH 701, featured in the October 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine.…

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Added by Zenith Aero on September 27, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

SCHEDULE: Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days - September 21 & 22, 2018

Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar & Fly-In Gathering Event Schedule

Friday, September 21, 2018

(Schedule subject to change: Latest update: Sept. 18, 2018)…

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Added by Zenith Aero on September 17, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

2018 Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAYS and Builder Fly-In

Thanks to all who visited and participated at the 2018 Zenith Homecoming! We had a great event!

Video clip of the eventCheck out the…

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Flying in Alaska

Earlier this month I participated once again at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Anchorage, and visited with area Zenith builders and flyers. The day after the show I went flying with Bill Wilcox in his STOL…

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Added by Roger Dubbert on May 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Backcountry Camping in the Rocky Mountains

This weekend Dave and I decided to check out a British Columbia Forestry airstrip in the East Kootenay area of the Rocky Mountains. The airstrip is known as Sage Creek as it is adjacent to the creek of the same name. We had only heard about it last year and apparently is rarely visited and the condition was said to unmaintained and one should be careful.

We departed our home airstrips after work on Friday evening with our camping gear. We decided to go direct “over the top” to maximize…

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Added by Joe Harrington on May 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — 12 Comments

Massive River Trip

So it has started, day two of my massive river trip. I am looking at the Grand Tetons out my motel window here in Driggs Idaho getting ready for the first day of the Missouri River.

Yesterday I left Santa Rosa California and flew here more or less in a straight line, having seen that country go by before. Today should be more interesting.…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on May 22, 2018 at 7:31am — 12 Comments

Sun 'n Fun 2018

 

Here's my report of the 2018 Sun 'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 10 - 15) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 23, 2018 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Zenith STOL Champion!

Congratulations to Deane Philip for taking first place in his Zenith STOL aircraft at the New Zealand Bush Pilot Championships in Omaka, New Zealand, on Saturday, February 3,…

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Added by Zenith Aero on February 5, 2018 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Building an Airplane as a School Project: Tehachapi Pilots with Oak Valley Charter Schools

The Tehachapi Society of Pilots of California has partnered with Oak Valley Charter Schools to build an airplane with high school students (providing successful students with scholastic credit).

The…

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Added by Zenith Aero on January 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on February 1, 2018 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

An Inexpensive Cell Phone Trigger For Your Preheater.... That Gives You Piece Of Mind

I wanted to finally reveal an electronics project that some of you may want to build.

It is cold outside, the engines need to be warmed for long periods of time, and no one wants to go to the hangar and wait for hours while the engine slowly soaks in heat.

This solution is called the “Hangar Buddy”, and it is based on an incredible project by Maria DeGrazia. You may have seen it in the EAA Experimenter under the name “piWarmer”. This is my version that has been…

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Added by John Marzulli on December 30, 2017 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

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