Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
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 (pictured below) visited us at the…Continue
U.S. Senate Introduces GA Pilot Protection Act, Companion to House Bill
EAA - March 11, 2014 - Three U.S. senators Tuesday introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act as a companion bill to one unveiled in the House of Representatives in December, which includes a provision…Continue
Last week I had the the privilege of visiting a working U.S. Navy carrier out at sea as part of an EAA group. Fifteen of us were given a first-hand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier and Navy life at sea. This was truly a unique and unforgettable experience.…Continue
We often see "off-road" (or "off-airport") photos of the STOL CH 701, so here we share a few "on-road" photos:
Here on short final:
No runway? No problem! We challenge the limits faced in the world of bush flying in this amazing…Continue
At the Zenith Builders Banquet (as part of the annual 2013 …Continue
In October of 2012 my friend Bob and I flew our airplanes through 7 western states. During our 12 day adventure we covered a total of 4,053 statute miles. Along the way we flew through high mountains, valleys and canyons. This was low-slow flying at its best. Often we were below 500 feet…Continue
2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Another Great Year for Zenith
A huge thank you to everyone that came to the Zenith banquet at EAA this year! We had 173 builders from all over the world attend. If you would like to see more pictures of the event and pictures of the Zenith display, you can…Continue
We're nearly ready for our next big adventure at "AirVenture! We hope you can join us!
Here is a summary of some of the planned Zenith activities.
Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its second “Engine Day” at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh on Thursday, August 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different installed engines on display, as well as representatives from a number of engine manufacturers.
In 2012, Zenith hosted its first “Engine Day” at Oshkosh, with a handful of different powerplants and their representatives on hand. “We didn’t know what the response would be,” said…Continue
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Solved some technical issues....so back on the air live. Retired now so spending quite a few hours/week on this project. Camera is currently focused on the seat area. The channel is mostly for my kids/grandkids, but you're welcome to visit. ustream.tv/channel/stevebetsy
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You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.…Continue
[The following is our official "Press Release" for our new design. We plan to share more information soon about the new design and kit.]
ZENITH INTRODUCES NEW DESIGN AT SUN’N…Continue
Our drop tests went 100% to plan. We now start working on how to get our new project to reach the tougher parts of West Africa with the 750 platform (more load, more range!). Thank you Zenith and Rotax for making it possible!…Continue
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Those who know what we do will remember that we are authorised to drop health education materials to rural communities using our specially modified, Rotax 912iS powered, STOL CH 701 aircraft. As part of this we made the first ever aerial supply drops into the Afram…Continue
Here are four video clips of the trip to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Florida:
Part 1: Flying the STOL CH 750 and the Zenith CH 650 south.... The STOL CH 750 as seen from the Zenith CH 650.
Southern Missouri and western Tennessee. January 15, 2013.
Part 2: Arrival at Sebring Regional Airport, as seen from the Zenith…Continue
February 14, 2013 Update:
We've posted updated X-Plane flight simulator files for both the STOL CH 750 and now for the Zenith CH 650-B! The new files take advantage of great new flight simulator technology and are optimized for X-Plane X (version 10.20) which now support 64-bit computing power!…Continue
The following article was published a few years ago in Kitplanes magazine. While all of us may not agree with all of the author's observations, it's shared here to help Zenith builders, owners and pilots increase their awareness of safety issues in operating their homebuilt kit plane. We invite you to share your comments below.
This year was my 4th trip to Copperstate, the annual fly-in held at the Casa Grande Arizona airport (KCGZ). The fly-in is fine, but for me the trip is the main event.
The flight this year was a total of 1,926 miles. We spent two days flying each way. I say we. On the trip down I flew my Zodiac, keeping Doug Dugger of …Continue