Online community for active builders and pilots of Zenith Aircraft kits (Chris Heintz / Zenair light airplane designs).


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.

Zenith Aircraft @ Oshkosh AirVenture 2024

Builder Banquet: Thursday, July 25th


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Larry Zepp posted photos
20 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a photo

STOL CH 701 amphibious x2

Scott and Kary stopped by the Zenith factory in their STOL CH 701 amphibians on their way to…
20 hours ago
A video by Zenith Aero was featured

Zenith Aircraft's EAA Oshkosh AirVenture PREVIEW

Zenith Aircraft's Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert go flying in the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer to discuss the upcoming 2024 EAA Oshkosh AirVenture week. Join Zenith Aircraft Company at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh…
Mark Cymbaluk posted blog posts
Jim and Amelia Isaacs posted a discussion

Tire bead breaker for Matco wheels

All my Carlisle Turf Glide tires are 12 years old now and they’ve held up well and show no signs of…See More
Michael Barrie posted a discussion

Ch701 1400lb Gross

Hello all,I saw a Ch701 on amphibs for sale recently, a coworker actually showed me the add off of…See More
Sebastien Heintz updated an event

EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2024 at EAA Oshkosh

July 22, 2024 to July 28, 2024
Sebastien Heintz posted a video

Let's go flying: Zenith CH 750 Cruzer light sport aircraft

Zenith Aircraft's Sebastien Heintz goes flying in the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer light sport aircraft, enjoying the fantastic view from the Cruzer with Brooksie.Th...
Gary Welch posted a discussion

Aircraft Polishing - My 7 year update, plus my original post

After 7 years I wanted to post an update on my experience polishing my aircraft. You might want to…See More
Jul 12
Tony Renshaw posted a discussion

Prevailing or running torque values on Nylocs?

I’m about to tighten up the flaperon bellcranks in the fuse which are AN5 bolts. I have a small…See More
Jul 10
Sam Cyphers posted a discussion

Oil overflow down the belly

Hi owners, I have the Jabiru 3300, it has an oil overflow canister with a 1/2 inch line going from…See More
Jul 10
Zenith Aero posted a video

Demo flight in the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer light sport aircraft

Zenith Aircraft's Roger takes Dennis, an experienced pilot and aircraft builder, for a flight in the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer (powered by a 118-hp UL350i engine)...
Jul 10
Dave Gardea posted a photo

Flying to Breakfast

Two Zodiacs as part of a breakfast flight to North Vernon, IN (KOVO).
Jul 8
Zenith Aero posted a video

Zenith STOL CH 750 SkyJeep at Quality Sport Planes

Quality Sport Planes (QSP) in scenic Cloverdale, California offers Zenith sales and builder assistance services to west coast Zenith customers. Zenith Aircra...
Jul 7
A photo by Robert N. Eli was featured

N701D is complete and ready for airworthiness inspection

N701D has all the Zenith 701 upgrades, including bubble doors, streamline struts, nosewheel fork,…
Jul 7
A photo by P. Richards was featured

CH701 Amphib at Wallace lake NS

Flight to Wallace lake NS to visit friends at their cottage.
Jul 7
Robert Chaplin posted a discussion

Latest Version of Cruzer Weight and Balance Report

Noticed 2015 Revisions of Cruzer Center of Gravity Limitations increased to FWD 500mm and baggage…See More
Jul 7
Ray Toews posted a discussion

Flying gas caps and no fuel flow

We lost a gas cap on the 601 I use for training.  Don't ask.  It is one of the new flush type with…See More
Jul 6
P. Richards posted a video
Jul 6
jerry nichols posted a discussion

Oil temp fluctuations

I have a VDO sender and Dynon 150 display on my 3300.  Oil Temps read normal until I reach 170-190…See More
Jul 5

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camit 3300 parts

Posted by Michael radtke on April 26, 2024 at 11:13am 2 Comments

header tanks

Posted by Michael radtke on April 15, 2024 at 10:32pm 1 Comment

701 bubble doors

Posted by James Barbeau on April 6, 2024 at 4:27pm 0 Comments

NEW Zenith CH 701

Posted by Jan Eggenfellner on April 4, 2024 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

outdated drawings?

Posted by Donald R Herbel on March 19, 2024 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

N750WW accident

Posted by Michael radtke on February 23, 2024 at 9:29pm 5 Comments


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Custom Instrument Panels
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Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

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Homecoming '23 Saturday Night Bonfire and Ice Trough

In their Homecoming preview video, Sebastien and Roger mentioned having an ice trough of microbrews from around the country along with the bonfire on Saturday night!  Got a 6 pack of "Lost Years" from Yazoo Brewery in collaboration with Calfkiller Brewery.  Roger said he would willingly take any extra home afterwards, but I think that's just wishful thinking! LOL!

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