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You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.…Continue
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:
In his eighties, Guy Savoie is building his own…Continue
[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
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
The December 2012 issue of EAA Experimenter has a detailed article on calibrating your airspeed indicator, the latest article is a series on flight testing your homebuilt aircraft by Ed Kolano, a very experienced and knowledable flight test pilot. In the past we have stressed the importance of proper airspeed calibration for your light aircraft.
I encourage all builders, owners and pilots to…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on December 5, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments
Following is a short article I wrote for Kitplanes magazine on the evolution of aircraft blueprints (plans) over the years:
Aircraft plans (also called drawings or blueprints) are the single…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:…
First, let's review briefly: This was the Zenith booth right after the tornado passed through at Sun'n Fun 2011 on March 31. Even though this looks like a war zone, we thank God that no one was physically injured:…Continue
Here's a preview of our planned activities for the upcoming Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering.
This year we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of Zenith Aircraft Company, and this will be our 21st annual event! Plan to join us on …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
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
Getting ready for summer (and the hot muggy weather that we've come to expect in central Missouri), we decided to remove the doors of our STOL CH 750 once again.
We decided to add air deflectors along the front of the cabin / door frame to maximize comfort with the doors off. Air (or wind) deflectors are common on European cars - where many folks drive around with their windows open (many cars there are not equipped…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Following is an update article on the work of Medicine on the Move with the Zenith STOL in western Africa. We've been proud to support Jonathan Porter and his amazing team in Africa, and I hope some of you take an interest in this innovative organization that's "changing lives one flight at the time."
Their educational "…
Added by Sebastien Heintz on April 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Bigger and Better Zenith STOL:
We've made the popular Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft even bigger and better!
The STOL CH 750 cabin, which by all measures is already very roomy for a light…Continue
Even though the 2012 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (January 19 -22, 2012) event ended over a week ago, I only just made it back home from the trip this past Friday (and I didn't spend the week on the beach). Following is a brief summary of the trip as well as some commentary on the planes and cross-country flying:…Continue