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Roger and I were in Tulsa earlier this week to show our planes at EAA Chapter 10's monthly meeting. We flew both the Zenith CH 650 and the STOL CH 750 to Gundy's Airport (north of Tulsa), from Mexico, Missouri:
EAA Chapter 10 is made up of an active membership of builders and pilots, including a handful of Zenith builders / owners. We enjoyed meeting with this group of enthusiastic aviators:
Looking over the aircraft and its systems.
We were guests of Jim Smith, who was an awesome host! Jim completed the first customer-built STOL CH 750 aircraft a few years ago (and he's about to start on a second CH750 project!):
Below, Zenith's Sebastien Heintz speaks about the company's aircraft kits, with the aircraft in the background:
Checking out the bright Dynon SkyView glass panel displays in the evening light:
After the EAA meeting on Monday evening (held in the chapter's hangar) we returned the next morning to offer some demo flights in both the Zenith CH 650 and the STOL CH 750. On the field we were joined by three four-seat Zeniths: Two STOL CH 801 sport utility planes and a Zodiac CH 640:
The Flight Home:
The trip to Gundy's Airport (Tulsa) is 300 (statute) miles from Mexico, Missouri so it makes for a perfect direct flight in both the STOL CH 750 and the Zenith CH 650.
Here's a summary of the trip:
Mexico, Missouri (KMYJ) to Gundy's Airport (O38): time 2:22:52, 308.84 miles, average 129.71 mph.
Map: http://j.mp/MAY380 (This is using my cycling app on my iPhone).
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the visit in Tulsa, and thank Jim Smith for the great hospitality!