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I later added a Velcro strap to hold headsets. Seat cushions are positioned in the seat pan with Velcro also.Continue
I have been flying for several years with just some Noral seat cushions from Aircraft Spruce. The 3” seat bottom was okay but the 2” back was always slipping between the back support bars. I ended up adding a stadium cushion and a lumbar pad without much better results. After reading several of the seat discussions on the forums, I decided to build my own upholstered seats. As usual, I studied the work of my hero, John Austin, and copied his and others’ seats. But in this…Continue
Zenith Aircraft Upholstery Kits
Zenith Aircraft Company offers the new upholstery kit seats manufactured by Zenair Ltd. (in Canada). The vinyl embroidered Zenith logo…Continue
With two more big trips accomplished this year I compiled some simple statistics for my flights in my 601XLB. Some numbers are approximate.
Its been a great…Continue
Thanks to all who participated at the 24th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day and Fly-In 2015. Great planes and awesome company! Check out the photos of the activities, including the STOL Competition, the Zenith Banquet and the Open Hangar Day!
(If you have photos and/or videos of the event, please share with…
So now it's time to announce the big surprise for the Zenith Builders Banquet for 2015.
Fellow builder Walt Snyder has announced that he will be giving away the major door prize this year.
Walt says "Dutch Cycles would like to express their appreciation to Zenith Aircraft and their recognition and inclusion of women in aviation by offering a chance to win a Dutch Cycle Ladies Vintage bicycle.
A chance to win your choice of Vintage Ladies Bicycle is made…Continue
Added by Joe Scheibinger on July 17, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments
We're planning for yet another Oshkosh AirVenture: July 20 - 26, 2015. This year will be full of activities once again - we hope you can join us!
Here is a summary of the planned Zenith activities. Whether you're a current builder or owner, or just looking at starting on your own project, there's always something for…Continue
I have compiled the following photos and account of Jeff Badgero's recent flight from Florida to Haiti.
Jeff and Carol Badgero are missionaries with H.O.P.E. Missions who have been working in the country of…Continue
Earlier this month, we opened up our factory to Christopher Ward and members of EAA Chapter 429 of Jefferson City (MO) to give Chris and his helpers to get a chance on progressing on the construction of a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer.
Christopher attended our regular Zenith Workshop earlier in the year,…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on August 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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 Africa and how light aircraft really do change lives. WE…Continue
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:…Continue
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!…Continue
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 …Continue
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.
We started the trip with a night at the historic…Continue