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Hints for Homebuilders video series from EAA

Roger and I recently completed a series of short how-to videos for the EAA Hints for Homebuilders channel, a builder resource available to EAA members.  Charlie Becker, EAA Director of Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager, and Jim Soyk, EAA Senior Videographer and Editor…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on March 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — 15 Comments

Online Resources for New Builders

There are some great free resources available to new builders, especially useful to introduce yourself to some of the kit skills and concepts you'll use building your own aircraft.

Zenith YouTube Channel. We publish a lot on our YouTube channel, from flying videos,…

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Added by Zenith Aero on April 16, 2020 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

Zenith Aircraft Update re Coronavirus Pandemic

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - Mexico, Missouri

Like everyone else, Zenith Aircraft Company has been impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. While the Zenith Aircraft kit factory is located in a fairly rural area and there have been no reported cases of the coronavirus in the immediate area, the response to this pandemic needs to be widespread and is affecting all of us. For the past few weeks…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 4, 2020 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Airplanes first day outside

Added by John Burns on March 30, 2020 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Flying and Inspiring the Younger Generations

I just want to encourage those that fly not only young eagles, but any younger generations to continue to do so. I can't begin to explain the joy this kiddo had when he took his first flight in the SD this last week. Something he will remember always and I know many of you are out there sparking that same joy and wanted to say thank you. Alissa…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on March 16, 2020 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Zenith Workshop and Fly-In Gathering in Florida

Roger and I recently returned from central Florida where we held a hands-on kit aircraft building workshop and hosted a Zenith fly-in gathering together with Wheels and Wings. What a productive workshop and fun time meeting with new and existing Zenith builders and flyers!

Day One: Rudder workshop class and demo flights (Friday, January 24, 2020): Watch the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 30, 2020 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Zenith Aircraft at the 2019 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase: Workshops, Kit Building Demonstrations, STOL Flying, and more!

Join us in sunny Florida for the 2019 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase on November 14 - 16, 2019

 

Following up on the success of last year's Zenith workshops at the …

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 17, 2019 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Oshkosh 2019 - Part One

I was starting to write my Oshkosh 2019 follow-up report, but the highlight of this year's Oshkosh experience for me actually happened after flying home from the event, when I received the following email letter:

"Mr Heintz, from the time I was a boy I loved airplanes. Life, as it does many times, prevented me from becoming a pilot until I was 40 years…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 6, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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 — 4 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

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