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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!
Let us know what you…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 aircraft, has been increased in size by raising the cabin height…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
The following is an unusual post because I don't normally comment negatively about competitors. Competition is good for any industry, forcing us to be innovative and efficient, and there is a place and market for many different airplane designs (and the companies that manufacture them): The current issue of Kitplanes magazine (December 2011) contains the annual Buyer's Guide with 316 different kit aircraft listed (from nearly as many manufacturers)!
The letter that…Continue
We finally had the chance to document some basic performance numbers of our new CH 650 with the UL Power UL350iS engine. Yesterday was a beautiful autumn day so Zenith demo pilot Roger and I took the CH 650 up for a…Continue
This VW ad from 1966 has become a classic and can still be seen in VW dealerships across the country. The above is prominently on display as a large framed poster in a shiny new VW dealer in St. Louis. While the cars have changed since 1966, the basic message remains the same.
Like the VW Beetle, the ad copy has become a classic too. It caught my attention…Continue
Here's a nice series of photos showing a unique banner towing arrangement from this STOL CH 701 light sport utility plane in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean:
#1: Take-off from water:Continue
Here's my follow-up report from our 20th annual Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering from this past weekend. Despite some rain and cool weather that kept some visitors away we had a fantastic time and a great turnout, proving once again that it's about the people and the planes, and not the weather!…Continue
The following is reprinted from General Aviation News (8/31/2011):
Job creation is closely tied to export growth,…Continue
We were busy throughout the AirVenture week at the Zenith booth, meeting with both existing builders and owners, and showing the demo aircraft to potential new builders. We flew in our two new factory demonstrators: The STOL CH 750 and the low-wing CH…Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on August 8, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments