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Zenair Rivets Now Available from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty

Zenith Aircraft now supplies its proprietary rivets and riveting system through Aircraft Spruce and Specialty:

The 1/8-inch (A4) and 5/32-inch (A5) blind rivets are available through Aircraft Spruce in batches of 100 each.  The riveter tools, supplied…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on September 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Preview: 2014 Zenith Aircraft OPEN HANGAR DAY and BUILDER FLY-IN GATHERING

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…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on September 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

2014 "Fly In to Summer" Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering

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:…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on June 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Support the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act

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…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on March 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Zenair Marks 40th Year

Zenair Marks 40th Year in 2014

One of North America's leading manufacturers of recreational aircraft kits is turning 40 this year. Zenair Limited was founded by…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on March 13, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Fly In To Summer Builder Fly-In Gathering: Saturday, June 21, 2014

You're invited to join us for our "Fly In To Summer" Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft Factory.…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on March 4, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Flight and transition training in a STOL CH750 S-LSA

Peak Aviation Center in Colorado Springs offers flight training in a STOL CH750 S-LSA aircraft (with aircraft rental currently at $100/hr.)…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on February 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Our own David Pasahow to join EAA Board of Directors

Yesterday EAA announced:

VanGrunsven, Brown, Pasahow Join EAA Board of Directors…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on November 22, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Zenith STOL "on-road"

We often see "off-road" (or "off-airport") photos of the STOL CH 701, so here we share a few "on-road" photos:

Here on short final:

Now, on the road:…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on October 25, 2013 at 4:05pm — 5 Comments

PREVIEW: 2013 EAA AirVenture "Oshkosh" Fly-In Convention: July 29 - August 4

We're nearly ready for our next big adventure at "AirVenture!  We hope you can join us!

Here is a summary of some of the planned Zenith activities

 

Zenith Builder Dinner and…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 20, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Zenith ‘Engine Day’ at Oshkosh: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its second “Engine Day” at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh on Thursday, August 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different installed engines on display, as well as representatives from a number of engine manufacturers.

In 2012, Zenith hosted its first “Engine Day” at Oshkosh, with a handful of different powerplants and their representatives on hand. “We didn’t know what the response would be,” said…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer: Cabin Virtual Tour

Here's a screen shot of the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer cabin as seen in QuickTime VR.

Download the high resolution Quicktime VR panoramic file to tour the Zenith CH 750 cabin in…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 1, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Hobby takes flight: Local friends building plane in garage

The following was the lead story on AOPA's AVIATION eBRIEF (February 5, 2013) 

Friends build…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on February 5, 2013 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Bob Barte builds a "sky jeep" in his garage

The following was sent to us by STOL CH 701 builder Bob Barte of Gustavus, Alaska:

Added by Zenith.Aero on August 14, 2012 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Zenith ‘Engine Day’ at Oshkosh: Thursday, July 26, 2012

The following was first published on General Aviation News on July 18, 2012

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its first-ever “Engine Day” next Thursday, July 26, at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different powerplants on display, as well as representatives from a…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 19, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

"Teens to build plane at Oshkosh"

The following was published by GeneralAviationNews.com on July 9, 2012, by Janice Wood

File…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 10, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Article Reprint: Safety Is No Accident: Zenith’s aircraft are high-utility contenders. So how’s their record?

The following article was published a few years ago in Kitplanes magazine.  While all of us may not agree with all of the author's observations, it's shared here to help Zenith builders, owners and pilots increase their awareness of safety issues in operating their homebuilt kit plane.  We invite you to share your comments below.

Kitplanes magazine, November 2010 Issue…



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Added by Zenith.Aero on March 1, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

EAA Wants Your Help

The following is from November 2011 issue of Experimenter, EAA's Homebuilder e-Newsletter:

EAA Experimenter is about you, the homebuilder. Whether you are building or flying an experimental aircraft, we need your story! If you don't think you have a…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on November 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Women Building & Flying in Africa on BBC World

On the Health Show broadcast on BBC World news today, Patricia and Jonathan talk about building and…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on November 5, 2011 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

Zeniths to Oshkosh!

(Older posts for the Zeniths to Oshkosh planning by Joe Scheibinger)

 

It's already July and we're just weeks from the start of AirVenture (Oshkosh)! 

 

"Zeniths to Oshkosh" Update

It's only three weeks to EAA! For us lucky ones that live close to the Oshkosh airport, EAA for us is the entire months of July! It's fun to drive out…

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Added by Zenith.Aero on July 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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