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STOL CH 750 Super Duty Aircraft Review: Good Market Response and Fun to Fly, by Ed Wischmeyer

In Flight USA magazine, October 2022

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 10, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program

Above photo: Zenith Aircraft delivers the first Zenith CH 750 Cruzer kit to the Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP) program at Peach State Aerodrome (south of Atlanta) on the way to Sun 'n Fun 2022.

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 31, 2022 at 4:21pm — No Comments

2022 Zenith Homecoming Open Hangar Days and Fly-In: September 16 & 17

Thank you to all who participated and helped to make this such a memorable event celebrating Zenith Aircraft's 30th anniversary!

Great planes, fantastic people, and good weather! What a wonderful two days at the 2022 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming / Open…

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 25, 2022 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2022 Preview

We look forward to seeing many of you at the annual EAA Oshkosh AirVenture fly-in convention (July 25 - 31, 2022)! Whether you're a current builder or owner, or just looking at starting on your own project, there is…
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Added by Zenith Aero on June 30, 2022 at 1:56pm — No Comments

WITHOUT COMPROMISE: THE AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF JON HAKALA’S ZENITH 701



WITHOUT COMPROMISE: THE AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF JON HAKALA’S ZENITH 701

Read this feature cover story from EAA Sport Aviation magazine, June 2022 issue, pages 46 - 54. Story by Christina…

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Added by Zenith Aero on June 6, 2022 at 9:37am — No Comments

2021: The Year of the STOL CH 701

The Zenith STOL CH 701 made us all proud in 2021!

Watch and listen as Zenith Aircraft's Roger Dubbert explains why the CH 701 grabbed so many headlines this year, as he takes you flying in his own personal STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep."

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Added by Zenith Aero on December 29, 2021 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Zenith Workshop Returns to SW Texas in February 2022

(Above video from the 2021 Texas workshop class)

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 6, 2021 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida in December for the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Fly-In Festival

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Returns to Florida in December for the Sun 'n Fun Holiday Fly-In Festival + STOL Competition!

Lakeland, Florida:

Zenith Aircraft Company is coming back to Florida for Sun…

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 5, 2021 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

2021 Zenith Homecoming Open Hangar Days and Fly-In: September 17 & 18

Thank you to all who participated and visited for the 2021 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming and Fly-In!

What a fantastic event!! Check out the photos.

Save the date for the 2022 Homecoming event: September 16 & 17, 2022…

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 18, 2021 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Don’t Get Discouraged

Fred Westbrook, of Owego, New York, sent us this inspiring story of his build experience that we share below.

Don’t Get Discouraged

My name is Fred Westbrook. A few years ago, when my son Josh was about fourteen years…

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Added by Zenith Aero on May 13, 2021 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Chris Heintz, 1938 - 2021

Aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, the designer of all "CH" light aircraft designs, passed away on April 30th, 2021. Best known in aviation circles as a prolific and talented aircraft designer, innovator, builder, entrepreneur, lecturer and author, Chris touched the lives of thousands throughout his…

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Added by Zenith Aero on May 6, 2021 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Zenith Coming to Texas in February for Workshop Class and Zenith Fly-In Gathering

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Is Coming To Hondo, Texas on February

  • 2/17/21 UPDATE: Rescheduled due to Winter Weather in Texas! The hands-on workshop (which is at…
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Added by Zenith Aero on December 22, 2020 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Comes to Florida in December for the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Flying Festival

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Comes to Florida in December for the Sun 'n Fun Holiday Flying Festival

Lakeland, Florida:

Zenith Aircraft Company is coming to Florida for Sun 'n Fun’s Holiday Flying Festival and…

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Added by Zenith Aero on October 1, 2020 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

2020 Zenith Homecoming Open Hangar Days and Fly-In: September 18 & 19

Plan now to attend and participate at the 2021 Zenith Homecoming event on September 17 & 18, 2021 in Mexico, Missouri.

Thank you to everyone who visited and participated! We had a fantastic 29th annual event at the Zenith Aircraft…

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Added by Zenith Aero on September 11, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

What's In Your Garage?

Avemco Insurance Company is running the above print ad in Kitplanes magazine, featuring builder Jono Lind working on his STOL CH 750 Super Duty in his home garage in Washington. The ad reminds builders that their homeowner's insurance may…

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 14, 2020 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

"The Wheels On My Plane Go Up and Down"

[Paul Gabehart, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, sent us this "builder report" on the day he received his FAA airworthiness certificate, which was just 7 months, 3 weeks from the date he picked up the kit at the factory and attended the hands-on Zenith rudder workshop class. He modestly says "I really did not intend on building in what I understand is a short time. I found building was like drinking a milkshake: Taking your time can be a challenge when it tastes so so…

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Added by Zenith Aero on August 12, 2020 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Online Resources for New Builders

There are some great free resources available to new builders, especially useful to introduce yourself to some of the kit skills and concepts you'll use building your own aircraft.

Zenith YouTube Channel. We publish a lot on our YouTube channel, from flying videos,…

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Added by Zenith Aero on April 16, 2020 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

Zenith STOL Champions (once again) at 2021 New Zealand Bush Pilot Championships!

Congratulations to Deane Philip for his first place finish at the 2021 New Zealand Bush…

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Added by Zenith Aero on February 3, 2020 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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