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Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days - September 22 & 23, 2017

Thanks to all who visited and participated at the Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly-In!

Check out the many great photos of the two full days of activities: http://bit.ly/2hr5s1c…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on August 8, 2017 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

CH-750 Super Duty Cruzer

Aside from the changes that come with the Super Duty (SD) design (i.e. longer wing, higher GW, larger engine options, 3rd seat, etc...) what else would you like to see in an "SD Cruzer" that the current Cruzer does not have?

Added by Scott Raynal on September 9, 2017 at 8:05pm — 2 Comments

Zenith Aircraft 25th Anniversary Quilt to be Auctioned for Charity

Sharlene Stapleton created this custom quilt in recognition of Zenith Aircraft's 25th anniversary! The colorful quilt features the official 25th anniversary t-shirt artwork in the center…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on September 6, 2017 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2017 follow-up

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh -- Here's a follow-up report of Zenith Aircraft at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2017. We had another fantastic year, and had a wonderful time meeting with new and existing Zenith builders and flyers, including a full house at the Zenith / Zenair Builders Banquet on…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on August 2, 2017 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Zenith Workshop at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh -- Zenith Aircraft Company will demonstrate kit airplane assembly during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI July 24-30 2017.

Zenith staff and volunteers will assemble the rear fuselage assembly of the new Zenith CH 750 kits daily from 8:45 - 12:45 in the AeroPlane…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 26, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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

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…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on June 13, 2017 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Volcano Run!

I finally got the opportunity to do an adventure I had often thought of; a flight past the many volcanic mountain peaks on the west coast.

I had flown to Washington to visit my brother, who also owns a 601XLB. After a week in the rainy northwest it was time to return home to Santa Rosa,…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on May 10, 2017 at 11:30pm — 11 Comments

Sun'n Fun 2017: Tail winds both ways

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 posts of the trip and the…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 14, 2017 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Inspection of the Horizontal Stabilizer tail attachment brackets: Mandatory Action

We're sharing the following safety alert, that has been published on the Zenith Aircraft website builder and owner resources, to better circulate it with the Zenith flying community.…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on February 10, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

STOL Champions!

Congratulations to Deane Philip and Chris Anderson for taking first and second place in the fifth annual "Healthy Bastards STOL competition" in New Zealand on Saturday, February 4,…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on February 9, 2017 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

6,600 mile trip to Central America proves to be big adventure

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Since I started flying my 601 back in 2007 I have found it to be a fantastic machine for exploring and adventure. I have enjoyed expanding my view of the world by flying over the country side, looking out at the great sights below and taking pictures from time to time; actually thousands of them.



In the past few years I have had in mind to fly all the way to the tip of South America. I…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on February 4, 2017 at 12:24am — 17 Comments

Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2017

Following is my report on the 2017 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held last week in Sebring (central Florida), with photos and videos of the trip to and from Sebring from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri.  Watch the video (below), "Recap of the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2017," for a further summary of the 2017 event.…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on February 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Donna retires after 18 years at Zenith Aircraft

After 18 years, Donna Zimmerman will be retiring from Zenith Aircraft Company at the end of this year.

Donna was responsible for shipping and receiving, making sure the many parts that make up the kits were carefully packaged and crated.  Here, Donna works on one of her last shipments, helping Glen (of…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on December 28, 2016 at 10:00am — 32 Comments

Zenith Helps AV84all

The Zenith 750 Cruzer build began Sept 2016 in Salisbury, NC.

Pulling the first rivet.…

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Added by AV84all on December 26, 2016 at 11:40am — No Comments

Zenith Helps AV84all

Zenith helps disabled pilots achieve the dream of flight! With Zenith's help, AV84all will foster a community of disabled aviators and disabled aviation enthusiasts that will participate in the mainstream world of general aviation through education, hands-on training, and inclusion, to overcome the many obstacles…

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Added by AV84all on December 18, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Zenith Workshop at the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo

For the first time ever, Zenith Aircraft Company is bringing its famous two-day hands-on kit aircraft building workshop to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (in Sebring, Florida, January 25- 28, 2017).

The Zenith workshops are aimed at…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on December 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Chris Heintz!

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.…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on November 21, 2016 at 3:00pm — 28 Comments

A good word well deserved

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:

Crate on arrival.JPG Mis-weighed .jpg

   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…

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Added by Rich M Ward on October 28, 2016 at 10:07pm — 6 Comments

25th annual Open Hangar Days & Fly-In: Beautiful planes, great people, many activities, and blue skies!

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:…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on October 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Cleco Contest - Open Hangar Days 2016

Join us at the 25th Annual Open Hangar Days and participate in the first-ever Cleco Contest at the Zenith factory!…

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Added by Rebecca Riley on September 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

New from Zenith:

25th Anniversary: 1992 - 2017


Weather Maps


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


New Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits


New Zenith Apparel from EAA:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz.

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

Zenith transition training

and Sport Pilot:

Quality Sport Planes
Cloverdale, California:

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