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I'm posting this a little late, but here's a video recap of the May 2017 Quality Sport Planes OPEN HOUSE and West Coast Zenith Fly-In, hosted by Doug Dugger at his facility at the Cloverdale Municipal Airport in Cloverdale, California (about an hour north of San Francisco).
Below, flying in Doug's newly completed Zenith CH 750 Cruzer powered by a…Continue
Here's my report of the 2017 Sun'n Fun fly-in held last week (April 4 - 9) 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 narration) and check out some of our Facebook posts of the trip and the…Continue
Following is my report on the 2017 Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held last week in Sebring (central Florida), with photos and videos of the trip to and from Sebring from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Watch the video (below), "Recap of the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2017," for a further summary of the 2017 event.…Continue
Today, November 21, is Chris' 78th birthday. While most of you know Chris or are familiar with him and his work, I know many new Zenith builders and owners are not as familiar (since his retirement about six years ago) so below I am sharing an article written by aviation writer and friend Jim Cavanaugh in 2011 for the "Zeniths to Oshkosh" celebrations honoring Chris Heintz at EAA AirVenture.…
Roger and I went flying this morning in the Zenith CH 650 to summarize the events at the upcoming 25th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly In coming up in a couple of weeks at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri:
Here's more info on the events from …Continue
Since announcing that we'd purchased the assets of SAM Aircraft earlier this year, Zenith Aircraft demo pilot Roger Dubbert and I recently traveled to Zenair Ltd. in Midland, Ontario, Canada to fly the prototype aircraft (that my brother Nicholas had previously flown back from Quebec). The purpose of…Continue
Here are a few photos and videos of the trip to and from the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, January 20 - 23, 2016, in Sebring (central Florida).
For us, the trip itself is usually the highlight of attending these shows, and the trip allows us to spend quality time flying the planes that we spend our days building, and allows us to experience first-hand the cross-country capability of our fun light airplanes. (To this…Continue
Here's a summary of my three days with the EAA One Week Wonder airplane in central Florida earlier this week.
On Wednesday, we flew by the shortest paved runway (a nice R/C field, just a few hundred feet long) and later that night I had the chance to fly over the longest runway I'd ever seen (NASA's shuttle landing runway at Kennedy Space Center, three miles long!).…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 …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
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
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.…Continue
No runway? No problem! We challenge the limits faced in the world of bush flying in this amazing…Continue
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) membership prefers Experimental aircraft to factory-builts.
I was surprised to read today that, according to an …Continue
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