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Chris Heintz, 1938 - 2021

Remembering Chris Heintz

Read the homage to a man and his dream, and illustrated biography of designer Chris Heintz's professional life.


Welcome Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers!

Welcome to the Zenith and Zenair builders and flyers online community. Zenith.Aero is for and about Zenith aircraft builders and flyers. We invite you to explore and to share your own information... See for the official Zenith Aircraft website.


Thank you to all who participated and visited for the 2021 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming and Fly-In! What a fantastic event!! Check out the photos.


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Zenith "Sky Jeep" back-country landing and short takeoff at Mt. Eagle Escape at Lake of the Ozarks

Jon Humberd and his Super 701 stopped in at Mt. Eagle Escape at the Lake of the Ozarks on his way to Arkansas following the Zenith Aircraft Homecoming Fly-In...
4 hours ago
Rodolfo Franca posted a photo

Zenith CH 601 XL

My 601 XL.
16 hours ago
Tony posted a discussion

CH640 plans wanted

I am looking for a set of plans for a CH640. Hoping that someone has a set they are not going to build from or knows someone who does. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. See More
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Zenith Homecoming: Thank You!

We wholeheartedly thank all who participated at the 2021 Zenith Homecoming and Fly-In! What a great time! Check out the photos (with more to come):
RandyC posted a discussion

ISO 701 Y stick

I am looking for a Zenith 701 Y control stick, any and all help finding one is greatly appreciated. See More
Zenith Aero updated an event

30th annual Zenith Aircraft HOMECOMING and fly-in at Zenith Aircraft factory

September 17, 2021 to September 18, 2021
Thank you to all who participated and visited for the 2021 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming and Fly-In! What a fantastic event!! Check…See More
A photo by Clint L Gosch was featured

Zenith Homecoming 2021

Thank you to all who participated and visited for the 2021 Zenith Aircraft Homecoming and Fly-In! What a fantastic event!! Check out the photos.
Benjamin Wiford posted a discussion

Ding/dent on skin

While wrapping my stabilizer I dinged the leading edge of the skin. It is very small, but noticeable. My question for the group is how big of an issues is that? I understand it is minimal, aerodynamically, but how much will it show after paint? How…See More
Cliff Mattson posted a discussion

Dynon D3 For Sale. Used One Time

I have a Dynon D3 I purchased a few months back. I used it one time and discovered I don't have a good place for it to fit in my cockpit layout. The D3 is $895 new. Asking $750 and will ship UPS ground to the lower 48. Best way to contact:…See More
Clint L Gosch posted a status
"Returned home from the 30th annual homecoming. Another great event! Enjoyed speaking with many fantastic people! See you all next year!"
Clint L Gosch posted photos
Bill Bear posted a discussion

Zero Oil Pressure on Newly Overhauled 0200A

Not being a "mechanic", I need some advice.  I just finished installing a freshly major overhauled O200A on my 750.  I filled the oil tank.  When I checked for oil pressure before performing the first start, no oil pressure was indicated.  I know…See More
Austin Loveless posted a blog post

Stabilizer Skeleton Work

Spent an evening scuffing, priming, pinning up and final riveting. After this, the skin goes on, then I can get started on…See More
Robin Michael Dawe posted a discussion

corrosion protection when building?

Question about corrosion protection.  When building a STOL 701, do you paint each piece before riveting the pieces together to prevent corrosion between the assembly?   OR Best practice, to pop rivet first and then spray the whole completed…See More
Steven Ward posted a video

Continental O200 Engine Start in Thermal

Here is a short video of my Continental O200 engine starting from cold viewed in the thermal heat spectrum. This engine is installed on a Zenith CH-750 STOL ...
Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall posted a status
"Installed pilot side wing tank after new fuel fill senders. Will plan opposite wing tank tomorrow and leak test."
Bill Bear posted a photo

Hell Hole Fun

Taking a breather while installing the elevator cable pulley mod. The grimace on my face is in shadow and difficult to see....having some fun now !
Michael S Haas posted photos
Michael S Haas posted a status
"Fuel system coming along nicely!"
Bradford Drown posted a discussion

Nav/Anti-collision Lights NOT legal for night flight

Hi everyone:I have been researching Nav/Collision light kits for my 601 build.  One of the kits, Whelen MicroBurst Plus, states:  "Product does not meet the requirements of 91.205 (c), required for night flight."I have reviewed 91.205 (c) and part…See More

Blog Posts

Stabilizer Skeleton Work

Posted by Austin Loveless on September 19, 2021 at 9:41am 0 Comments

Super Duty Viking Engine Install

Posted by Adam Andrews on September 8, 2021 at 9:39am 0 Comments

Under Carriage fairings

Posted by Robert Schneck on August 23, 2021 at 4:32am 1 Comment

For Sale -CH 601HD, S/N 6-3248, N738J

Posted by Jim Hoak on August 22, 2021 at 10:33am 0 Comments

Zodiac training

Posted by rajan kaleekal on August 16, 2021 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

Oil cooler vent

Posted by Kelvin Carson on August 16, 2021 at 7:16am 2 Comments

making headway

Posted by chris webster on July 16, 2021 at 4:12am 0 Comments


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