I completed the first flight of N701YB today.  All went well and it was a great experience.  I was able to perform the first flight with a lot of confidience because I spent 5 hours flying with Roger Dubbert in the Zenith 701 factory demonstrator last Sunday.  I would recommend to anyone who does not have time in type to fly with Roger before you make your first flight.  The CH701 demonstrator fly's great and I was able to get a good feel for how a 701 should fly.  Roger showed me some techniques for takeoff and flap actuation that never would have occurred to me on my own.   I lost track of how many takeoffs and landings I did with Rodger, but it was time well spent. 

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Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on March 12, 2011 at 2:46pm

Congrats from Idaho!

Many Happy Hours ahead!


Comment by Michael Herder on March 12, 2011 at 2:28pm
Congrats on your first flight.   I was going to second your comments, but I was beat to it.  I'll third it? I still feel like the best decision I made was to ask for Zenith's and Roger's help to keep things as safe as possible. 
Comment by Tim Garrett on March 12, 2011 at 10:10am


I second what you are saying about flying with Roger. That advice applies to the 601/650 series as well!

Comment by Jerry Latimer on March 11, 2011 at 6:46pm
Comment by Sebastien Heintz on March 11, 2011 at 3:14pm
Congratulations on your flight!
Comment by Andre Levesque on March 11, 2011 at 3:08pm
That's great advice and congrats on your first flight as well.

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