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Preview: 2014 Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAY and BUILDER FLY-IN GATHERING

Following is a brief preview of our planned activities for the upcoming Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering on September 19 & 20, 2014 at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri.  View the Event Page for "official" details and to…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on September 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

One Week Wonder - Prologue

It all started in a dark, damp, fuel and oil perfumed hangar.  The dim moonlight seeped through a crack in the hangar doors, picking out, with an eerie glimmer, a shiny spinner.  A large brown and black spider could be made out as it crawled along the strut towards the pitot tube of another unsuspecting aircraft, as they waited for they next flight.   That hangar held within it the 'Spirit Of Building Aircraft', also know as the SOBA.  That spirit, the very source of creativity and…

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Added by Jonathan Porter on August 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Preview: 2014 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In: July 28 - August 3

  • Be sure to "Like" the Zenith Facebook page to receive daily updates. Receive all of our Facebook updates by selecting Get Notifications (after clicking the Liked button on the Zenith page).…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on July 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

From Ghana to Oshkosh 2014

It's confirmed! Oshkosh 2014 here we come! 

Patricia and I will be there! We will be spending our time at the One Week Wonder Event - and hope to see our fellow Zenith builders too!  We will be more than happy to answer face-to-face all those questions about building and flying in West…

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Added by Jonathan Porter on July 8, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

2014 "Fly In to Summer" Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering

We had a great time at our 7th annual "Fly In to Summer" Open House and Zenith Builder Fly-In Gathering at the factory in Mexico, Missouri.  Following are photos of the day's events. 

Below, the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, with a couple CH 601 XL arrivals in the background:…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

STOL camping at the Lake of the Ozarks

Following are photos and four videos of our camping trip this past weekend to Mt. Eagle Escape.

Friday afternoon (after work), loading up for a two night camping trip. Lots of space!…

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Added by Roger Dubbert on June 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

Quality Sport Planes spring fly-in

The QSP spring flyi-n is now history - it was great!

We had a big group of Zenith flyers and builders attending this year.  Lori & I would like to thank all in attendance.

Sebastien could not be here so he sent Roger out again as the Zenith representative. As usual Roger gave 150% of his time and effort answering questions about the new Cruzer along with demo flying the QSP Zenith CH 750.

Kirk from Dynon was able to attend this year and had on display the …

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Added by Doug Dugger on May 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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 (pictured below) visited us at the…

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

Support the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act

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…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on March 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Short Take-Off and Landing in the Pacific aboard the USS Carl Vinson

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.…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on February 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — 24 Comments

Zenith STOL "on-road"

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:

Now, on the road:…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on October 25, 2013 at 4:05pm — 4 Comments

Zenith STOL on The Aviators TV

The Aviators TV show features the Zenith STOL CH 801 in the current season (Season 4), episode 2. Following are some screen shots and caption, on location in rural Quebec, Canada, earlier this year:

 

No runway? No problem! We challenge the limits faced in the world of bush flying in this amazing…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on October 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

ONE WEEK WONDER project at Oshkosh 2014!

What an awesome week it was! 

Thank you to all who helped with this project, especially the volunteers and sponsors!…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on October 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — 17 Comments

Bob and Steve's 12 Day Flying Adventure Through 7 Western States

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…

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Added by Stephen R. Smith on September 21, 2013 at 2:03pm — 7 Comments

2013 Zenith Banquet a Success

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…

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Added by Joe Scheibinger on August 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

PREVIEW: 2013 EAA AirVenture "Oshkosh" Fly-In Convention: July 29 - August 4

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 Builder Dinner and…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 20, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Zenith ‘Engine Day’ at Oshkosh: Thursday, August 1, 2013

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…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Zenair Open House - Nice turn-out of people and planes!

The annual Zenair Open House and Fly-in took place at Huronia Airport on Saturday July 6, 2013. The weather was perfect all day, with many pilots attending from far and wide. Nine Zenair designs were on hand including the new…
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Added by Michael Heintz on July 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Back on the air - Ustream

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

Added by Steve Michael Johnson on June 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Fly In To Summer Builder Fly-In Gathering: Saturday, June 22, 2013

You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.…

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Added by Sebastien Heintz on May 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

New from Zenith:

Follow Up Report:

Weather Maps


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
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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.


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Zenair Floats


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