After 7 years of construction, my Zenith STOL 750 took flight for the first time this weekend.

While it wasn't the prettiest of flying, the plane performed perfectly with no issues other than rpms being a little lower than I would like at WOT.

For landing I had a true crosswind which I failed to notice and hence the poor alignment with the runway at the end. I'll do better after some more time getting used to the controls.

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Comment by Bruce Cobo on September 27, 2017 at 9:54pm
Congrats Paul!!!
Comment by Paul Sanders on September 27, 2017 at 4:40pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and most of all for not giving me crap for my high speed taxi turned low-speed takeoff. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's first flight stories.

Comment by Jerry Latimer on September 27, 2017 at 1:22pm

Congrats.  Didn't realize Brawley was below sea level.

Comment by Michel Ruf on September 27, 2017 at 10:36am
Congrats to you Paul!!! You managed to restrain the Rotax. Looks great your plane.
Comment by Daniel Niendorff on September 27, 2017 at 10:29am

Paul,

A big congratulations on your first flight.  Its quite a feeling the first time the throttle goes forward and the bird begins to rise. You have accomplished what very few have done.  Enjoy the moment.

Dan

Comment by David J. Beaulieu on September 27, 2017 at 9:03am
Should have read "pretty neat"
Comment by David J. Beaulieu on September 27, 2017 at 8:49am
Congrats! Pretty meat huh?
Comment by Don Forwood on September 27, 2017 at 8:40am

Enjoyed your video

Comment by Charles Plumery on September 27, 2017 at 8:30am
Congratulations, maybe ou would like to give my 701 a first flight.
Comment by Jason R on September 27, 2017 at 8:22am

Congrats!

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