With two more big trips accomplished this year I compiled some simple statistics for my flights in my 601XLB.  Some numbers are approximate.

  • 8 years and 5 months of operation
  • 760 flights
  • 161,700 statue miles
  • 1,800 hours
  • 6,840 gallons of fuel
  • 23.6 statue miles per gallon (average)
  • 90 statue miles per hour (average)
  • 3 countries operated in
  • 19,800 max altitude reached

Its been a great airplane so far. A map of the GPS tracks is below. Along the way I have taken thousands of pictures. Many have been uploaded and can be viewed here.


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Comment by Thomas Howard Millington on November 17, 2015 at 6:58am

Impressive! This ought to keep every Zenith builder and flyer encouraged. Blessings of enjoyment for another 10,000 hours of flight! 

Comment by Stephen R. Smith on November 16, 2015 at 9:35pm

Hello Ian,

The plane's CAMit engine has just over 250 hours on it.  Flawless so far. Never any head bolt movement.  Oil consumption is very low.


Comment by Ian McClelland on November 16, 2015 at 9:22pm

AWSOME! How many hours on the Camit Engine so far?

Comment by Joe Hopwood on November 16, 2015 at 8:10pm
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on November 16, 2015 at 6:00pm


I take it the prior owner of your airplane is Andy Elliot.


Comment by Anuwat. Thongtour on November 16, 2015 at 5:21pm
Good job
Comment by Gary Welch on November 16, 2015 at 4:56pm
Just awesome! Looking forward to starting my own map next summer.
Comment by Joe Hopwood on November 16, 2015 at 4:52pm

I did check out the photos and saw a picture of my plane being flown by its builder and previous owner.

Comment by Joe Hopwood on November 16, 2015 at 4:48pm

Thanks Steve!

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