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.


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Michael Barrie posted a photo
7 hours ago
Tim Wilson posted a video

Winter Wildlife Flight, Northeastern Oregon

Got a break in the weather and headed out in my Zenith STOL CH 750 for a bit of sightseeing. With the mild weather, elk, deer and antelope have been herding...
20 hours ago
Zenith Aero posted a video

Texas-bound: Loading the Zenith Aircraft cargo van with airplane parts and rudder kits

Loading the Zenith Aircraft cargo van with airplane parts and rudder kits for the Southwest Texas Kit Aircraft Building Workshop and Zenith builders and flye...
John Austin posted discussions
Eric Paulson posted a discussion

Tire Pressure

Wondering what others are using for tire pressure?Main tires are 21x8.00x6 Aero Classic Tundra,…See More
Michael S Haas posted a status
"Making good progress on Panel and Wiring."
Michael S Haas posted photos
Shaun D posted a discussion

Line Mounting To Outer Skins

Anyone have suggestions for fuel line mounting? I have sections where the line will run inside but…See More
Feb 15
Richard Jones posted a discussion

Viking 110 engine mount for a CH-701

Need a Viking 110 engine mount to mate with a CH-701 airframe.Dick JonesUnion, MO314-795-7338See More
Feb 13
P. Richards posted a discussion

Landing light mounting template for CH-701 slat

Hello All. I'm looking to hear from all of you that have mounted LED landing/taxi lights in your…See More
Feb 11
Michael Barrie posted a discussion

110hp, 54kg, 1000hr TBO- Why is the Simonini Victor 2 super not more popular?

As the title states, I find myself constantly perusing engine options for my build (701). On paper,…See More
Feb 9
A video by Tim Wilson was featured

Flight of reflection and remembrance

This was a flight of remembrance and reflection about all my mother has given me in life. She taught that mistakes were not failure but life lessons and motivation to get better. She insisted that my dreams were worth going after and that only…
Feb 8
Zenith Aero posted a photo

Zenith at EAA Homebuilders Week 2024

Here's the recording of the Zenith webinar from January 2024 (presented as part of EAA's…
Feb 8
2 events by Zenith Aero were featured
Feb 8
Jon Garwood posted a photo

racked flight controls

very little progress has occurred since November, have flight controls on racking but, degree is…
Feb 8
Daniel Niendorff posted a video
Feb 7
Zenith Aero posted a video

40 Years: Zenith CH 600-series light sport aircraft

Mark flew in to the Zenith kit airplane factory in his 17-year-old Zenith CH 601 XL-B light sport aircraft that he built from a kit, to visit and share about...
Feb 7
Paul Kaleta posted a blog post

CH 750 STOL I.P.L.

Can someone out there help me with where I can locate the CH 750 STOL I.P.L.(Installation Parts…See More
Feb 4
Michael Barrie posted photos
Feb 2
Kestas Sliupas posted a photo

My Obsession: Zenith CH 601XL-B

CH601XL-Bmod, Jabiru 3300, Dynon EMS/EFIS, Garmin 320, Stratux, uAvionix tailbeacon
Feb 1

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith

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.

Zenith Homecoming Tee:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

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K&S Aviation Services

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

How to videos from

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit for the latest DVD titles.

For Sale

Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...


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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!

See you at…


Created by John Austin Sep 12, 2023 at 11:09am. Last updated by Zenith Aero Sep 12, 2023.

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