Stephen Aupperle
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  • Howell, MI
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Retired Automotive Supervisor / GM / Interested in flying since 2007 currently a private pilot. Completed CH750 Zenith kit in November 2018 and now flying.
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First Flight - N579SA

Posted on January 8, 2019 at 5:02pm 4 Comments

The weather in Michigan finally cooperated and I was able to make my first flight on 1/6/19.

Steve Aupperle


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At 9:06am on July 1, 2019, Robert Tedesco said…

Stephen, I'm loving this marine paint! A few questions...1) Did you ever try spraying it? 2) Do you remember the ratio of thinner to paint that you used? 3) How thin is too thin? 4) Can you clean brushes & rollers with l(cheaper) acquer thinner? 5) How often do you replace the rollers?

Bob Tedesco

At 11:10pm on November 24, 2018, Robert Tedesco said…

Thanks Stephen!

That should be enough to keep me busy for a time!

At 11:09pm on November 24, 2018, Robert Tedesco said…


At 3:50pm on November 21, 2018, Robert Tedesco said…

Stephen, can you tell me more about the marine paint...where to get it, how it looks close up...difficulty etc. Also I would be interested in the decal source & ease of installation. BTW, It all looks great to me!

Bob Tedesco

At 5:28pm on July 14, 2011, Bill Carter said…


Thanks for stopping by our builder assist facility when you picked up your kit from the Zenith factory. I enjoyed your visit.


Feel free to stop if you are ever back in the area again.


I welcome you to the Zenith family and wish you the best of luck with your airplane.


Bill Carter

American Light Sport Aircrafters

Builder Assist & Assembly Center

Mexico, MO. near the Zenith Factory



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