Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
2018 UPDATE: See the follow up photos and videos in the comments below this original story.
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 Zenith STOL CH 750 airplane from a kit. A retired surgeon, he says that as a doctor he took care to suture his patients as if their life depended on every stitch, and that now as an amateur builder he takes care in assembling the kit as if his life depends on every rivet.
Guy was recently interviewed about his kit airplane project on CBC Radio-Canada (View the full length interview in French), and also on TVA Nouvelles, a Canadian leader in French language news (View the interview in French)
Guy lives in Edmundston, New Brunswick (Canada) and has been flying since 1967 and taught his son to fly (who is now an Air Canada airline pilot). He later became the leading flight surgeon for Transport Canada. Now retired and in his eighties, Guy is also an active stage actor in a theater troupe.
Guy plans to complete and fly his Zenith this summer.