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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!…Continue
Added by Zenith Aero on February 5, 2019 at 11:14am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 30, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Following up on the success the past couple of years with Zenith hands-on workshops at the …Continue
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…Continue
Added by Mark Baenen on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Check out this gorgeous photo of Mark Phillips in his custom Zenith STOL CH 701, featured in the October 2018 issue of…Continue
Friday, September 21, 2018
(Schedule subject to change: Latest update: Sept. 18, 2018)…Continue
Thanks to all who visited and participated at the 2018 Zenith Homecoming! We had a great event!Continue
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…Continue
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…
Yesterday I left Santa Rosa California and flew here more or less in a straight line, having seen that country go by before.…Continue
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 videos for additional info (with…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 23, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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).…Continue
Added by Zenith Aero on January 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
2018 UPDATE: See the follow up photos and videos in the comments below this original story.
Zenith builders and pilots are made up of a very interesting group of individuals, and continue to be a source of inspiration. Here's a brief story of one of them that was recently featured in the news:…Continue
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I accumulated this over 5 years and 4 months. Annuals have been non-events for the airframe - finally had to install new brake pads during my recent annual and that's about it for parts over 5 years! At about 100 hrs I did replace the 800 series tires with 600 series, but that was just personal preference. …Continue