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[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
Added by Jonathan Porter on April 18, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments
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
Building Zenith aircraft is a pleasure we all enjoy. Being a little more than 'naive' my team got to build the aircraft, the hangars and the airfield - as well as work on the regulations and approvals process for Ghana! Today, we administer the training and assessment, as well as licence issue for the National Licence (LSA equivalent) on behalf of the Authorities. It has been a long journey, and we have further to go.…Continue
Last week, I took a few days off from work and went on my first X/C trip of any substance in N75ZX. I left Angleton TX on Thursday morning and landed in Corsicana TX to meet up with Ed Poteet, another 750 builder. Ed took me to get a hamburger and we returned to (CRS) in time to take him up around the pattern in my 750. I think he enjoyed it, and he mentioned that's what he needed to get moving on his project again.…Continue
A um ano estamos voando apoiando um projeto no alto Rio Arapiuns, em varias comunidades. O projeto conta com voluntarios Odontologos que estam fazendo um otimo trabalho cuidando de Crianças carentes, mas não apenas extraindo dentes com problemas, mas estão ensinando e acompanhando essas crianças em uma nova cultura…Continue
From Point A to Zenith: EAA Employee STOL CH 750 project takes off
The following was published on the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) website. Photos are courtesy of EAA:…
Just a quick reminder we are 2 days away from our fall fly-in so get your Zeniths ready to go and come be a part of the builder and flyers that are coming into Cloverdale this Saturday for a lot of visiting and gabbing about the impossible things that they did this summer. Will have a BBQ lunch put on by the Cloverdale Lions club so bring a couple of bucks or so. We will be giving a few prearranged demo rides for those of you that are seriously thinking of building a Zenith aircraft. check…Continue
Added by Doug Dugger on October 3, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments
I really like reading trip reports, so here is my first trip report of hopefully many more. I have flown many cross country trips before but they were in my Beaver RX550 ultralight. This trip was the first long(ish) flight that we have taken with our CH601XLB. It was almost a year ago that Dave, Glen and myself…Continue
Les Goldner (701 builder/pilot) and his wife planned a two week flying trip into the Idaho back country. Les and I belong to both the Petaluma EAA chapter and the Santa Rosa, CA EAA chapter. We fly together from time to time.
Even though it was "his trip", Les let me plan the route from Santa Rosa, CA to Boise, ID. I chose a little low-level desert flying in Nevada from Carson City (CXP) to Battle…Continue
Here's the follow up report on a successful 2012 EAA AirVenture "Oshkosh" Fly-In Convention. Attendance appeared to be good, with strong interest in our aircraft. We enjoyed meeting with both new and old Zenith builders!
Zeniths at AirVenture 2012 - Summary Video Clip:
Flight to Oshkosh: Roger flies the Zenith CH 650:…Continue
I'm not going to make it to Oshkosh this year, but I just finished a phenomenal 6-day trip across the Canyon and Indian country in the Four Corners area (AZ, UT, CO and NM) in my 3.1L Corvair-powered Zodiac 601XLb.
Departing from Falcon Field (FFZ) in Mesa, AZ, the first leg on Sunday, July 1st, was to Cliff Dwellers Lodge (AZ03), one of the very few places you can land within the Grand Canyon Special Flight Rules Area. Cliff Dwellers Lodge airstrip is actually owned by…Continue
You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.Continue