Sebastien Heintz
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Zenith Aircraft Update: Build it and fly in during the coronavirus pandemic

Here's a brief update from Zenith Aircraft during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown: "We're supporting our customers and shipping needed parts as long as we ...
Mar 23
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Sun 'n Fun Fly-In 2020 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport KLAL

May 5, 2020 to May 10, 2020
Proposed Reschedule Due to COVID-19. Sun 'n Fun has been rescheduled to May 5 - 10, and we will be making plans accordingly.Annual Sun'n Fun fly-in convention in Lakeland, Florida. Visit Zenith Aircraft Company in the main aircraft outdoor display area MD-026B (same location as past years)https://www.flysnf.org/…See More
Mar 13
Sebastien Heintz posted a blog post

WANTED: Photo of your airplane project in your garage

A well-known national aviation insurance company is working on a print advertising campaign, and they are looking for a specific photo showing an airplane being built in a home garage. See below sample (keeping in mind this is just a sample).Are you currently building your Zenith in your garage, and is your project at a stage where it is well recognizable as an airplane? They want to arrange a photo shoot with you (or alternatively use a suitable file photo of your project in your garage). This…See More
Mar 5
Sebastien Heintz posted a video

Flight with Ginger: Roger goes flying with Joyce's aunt

We had the honor and privilege of taking Ginger flying in the Zenith STOL. Ginger is Joyce's aunt, and is 95 years old/young. (Joyce is the office manager at...
Feb 13

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STOL CH 701, STOL CH 750, STOL CH 801, ZODIAC XL, ZODIAC CH 650
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WANTED: Photo of your airplane project in your garage

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 2:59pm 2 Comments

A well-known national aviation insurance company is working on a print advertising campaign, and they are looking for a specific photo showing an airplane being built in a home garage. See below sample (keeping in mind this is just a sample).

Are you currently building your Zenith in your garage, and is your project at a stage where it is well recognizable as an airplane? They want to arrange a photo shoot with you (or alternatively use a suitable file photo of your project in your…

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Zenith Workshop and Fly-In Gathering in Florida

Posted on January 30, 2020 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Roger and I recently returned from central Florida where we held a hands-on kit aircraft building workshop and hosted a Zenith fly-in gathering together with Wheels and Wings. What a productive workshop and fun time meeting with new and existing Zenith builders and flyers!

Day One: Rudder workshop class and demo flights (Friday, January 24, 2020): Watch the…

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Oshkosh 2019 Follow-Up Report (Part Two)

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 7:00pm 7 Comments

Zenith Aircraft Company had another great year at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2019.

First things first: Thanks to all who flew in to the EAA Oshkosh 50th anniversary fly-in! And…

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Oshkosh 2019 - Part One

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 10:30am 2 Comments

I was starting to write my Oshkosh 2019 follow-up report, but the highlight of this year's Oshkosh experience for me actually happened after flying home from the event, when I received the following email letter:

"Mr Heintz, from the time I was a boy I loved airplanes. Life, as it does many times, prevented me from becoming a pilot until I was 40 years…

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Sun 'n Fun Fly-In 2019 and 2,000 miles of flying

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 10:00pm 5 Comments

Here's my report of the 2019 Sun 'n Fun fly-in earlier this month (April 2 -  7) in Lakeland, Florida, with photos and videos of the trip to and from Lakeland from the…

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At 11:56am on January 16, 2017, dewayne clardy said…

I AM in the process of starting a B mod on a zenith 601 xl. The plane had recently been in a accident and had damaged firewall and nose gear. I replaced the floor skin and am in the proccess of fitting the new bulkhead. the main gear and wings are both removed  and it is shored up on tables my questions are: can i install the b mod with the landing attached and the aircraft sitting on the ground, or is it better to install it while its shored up on the table 

At 8:05pm on January 11, 2016, Mark said…

Thanks for the warm welcome!  As you've suggested, I've kicked off a blog with a first post today.  I'm totally new to blogging so we'll see how this goes.

Our EAA chapter is grateful for the excellent support we have been provided by the factory.  What a wonderful opportunity this "Gift of Wings" has given our EAA chapter.  Thank you!

Regards,

Mark Briggs

At 6:06am on March 3, 2014, Phill Barnes said…

Hi Sebastien

Just saying a quick hello and also wondering how your Dad is these days. It sure would be nice to have him say hello on this forum and tell us what he is up to of late. I was lunching in KFC in Tasmania Australia the other day and a gent sat down that in my mind very closely resembled Chris and so I wondered how he was. Though I have sold my plane, I still peruse the forum when I get the chance to stay up to date with new developments. I will someday soon be plans building the 750 Cruzer. I think that you have ticked a lot of boxes with this design and congratulate you.

Say Hi to the pioneer for me.

Phill Barnes

Tasmania Australia

At 4:17pm on September 28, 2012, Antonio Molina Gonzalez said…

Hi Sebastian. I am much better, I hope you continue with your dream. Big Hug.

At 10:18am on May 20, 2012, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Hi Sebastien,

Had I lived closer to most members, I might make upgrade kits for CH 701 with a (downloadable?) 'how to' manual complete with photos, drawings and videos on flight testing. With everything shown for DIY, many will want to just put cut and formed parts together the most expeditious way.

But as is, I'd rather have you do it, if you want to.   ;^)

As a retiree, building CH 701 is a very good hobby. I like it since my first flight with the previous owner in Puerto Rico. If the Honda Viking can make good record here, my third Zenith airplane might be another roomy (modified) CH 701 to take up my huge sons. 

Champ

At 1:45pm on May 19, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Mr Heinz,

I have a question if I may... I have a CH701 and I asked for a 1200lbs gross instead of the usual 1100 lbs. Since it's a NEW AIRPLANE (amateur built in Canada) the MD-RA inspector (for amateur built) requested a letter from the designer (or representative) stating it can be flown at 1200 lbs GW  - but that the load factor/limit will be affected... Plans for the CH701 already states that and show the calculation in such a case. I sent him a copy of the page but that won't do. I also sent him a copy of the Canadian Aircraft Registration table showing CH701s already approved at 1200lbs (and sometimes more) and still it won't do.  

Is there such a document stating that the CH701 can be flown at 1200 lbs provided the pilot is aware that load limits will go from +6/-3 G downt to +5.5/-2.8 G ? 

 

The inspector told me I could register the plane at 1100lbs and after request an upgrade to 1200lbs to Transpost Canada which will be given right away. The inspector doesn't want to do it without the Letter because it will be on his head and if T.C. does it, he stays in the clear.

 

If I can't get the Letter, I'll have to refile all paperwork, get my flight permit and ask for the increased GW afterwards... Delays, Delays, bureaucraty and such...

 

I Know of quite a few builders that have requested 1200lbs from the start and were never bothered with this...

 

Can you help ?

Normand Lambert

thech701storm@hotmail.com

CH701 C-GFEU 

At 12:27pm on May 7, 2012, Jake Reyna said…

Sebastian, next time I'll have fresh batteries in the headset and enable the intercom, duh! Thanks for all the great advice.

At 1:41pm on October 29, 2011, Kevin Boelk said…

Hi Sebastien,

My wife and I attended the Oct. 20th workshop.  We were discussing files for deburring, the file I was to explaining to you is a nib file. 

At 4:29pm on October 22, 2011, richard lauzon said…
HI Sebastien  I was the guy who was talking to you with my wife at Sunnfun just before the storm hit. I just spent 1 week in midland learning the procedures to put together my 801.
At 2:08pm on May 27, 2011, Eric Shupperd said…
Who can I contact about the zenith aero site. For some reason it will let me receive messages however I am not able to send messages or replies to messages.
 
 
 

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