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.

"Fly-In To Summer" Open House at the Zenith kit aircraft factory in central Missouri. Saturday, June 22, the Zenith Aircraft factory will be open from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm for self-guided factory tours, demonstrations, and more. We'll also have coffee in the morning and hot BBQ lunch will be available at the airport!


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Roark D Hennessy posted a discussion

Build log software

Hi All,Spoiler:  This is about a mac app that you can track your build with..., skip if not…See More
8 hours ago
P. Richards posted videos
10 hours ago
James Ballenger posted a discussion


I just replaced both my carb flange assemblies on my 912ULS. I started to notice it was starting…See More
Steve McIntosh posted a discussion

0200 Oil temp high?

Hi everyone,I'm flying a 601XLB w/ a 0200 and this morning outside air time was around 82.  My…See More
Jeff Driscoll posted a discussion

750 STOL Bubble Doors

Brand new complete set of doors including all hardware, latches, struts, etc. Never used, still in…See More
A photo by Larry Zepp was featured

N22LZ Inspection PASS

On June 18 my Zenith Zodiac 650B was inspected by DAR Matt Tomsheck. He did a through inspection…
A photo by Mark W was featured


Flying to KGED Delaware Costal for some lunch with my youngest son.
Larry Zepp posted photos
Gary Welch posted a discussion

Fiberglass cowl repair help

I have an old fiberglass cowl on my 601XLB. It's actually off of the very first 601XL. This weekend…See More
Mark W posted photos
Nick posted a discussion

ELT antenna replacement options

So it's time to replace my 121.5 ELT with a combination 121.5/406. The install of the ELT and…See More
Jun 16
Carl Orton posted a discussion

Changes for the Zenith Annual Banquet at Oshkosh - 2024?

Please do not shoot me for asking a sensitive question.First, background:  My wife and I have…See More
Jun 15
Michael Barrie posted a discussion

Slats vs VGs - beating a dead horse ?

Hi all,I've got my wings built to the point where I'm about to drill/cleco the leading edge skins.…See More
Jun 15
Ralph Powell posted a discussion

uAvionix tailBeaconX Install

Looking for ideas on where to install a tailBeaconX on a 750 Cruzer. Needs clear view of sky and…See More
Jun 14
Dan Buettner posted a discussion

Titan IO-370 Oil Filters

Hello, does anyone have a recommendation one the brand and/or type of oil filter they like to use…See More
Jun 14
An event by Zenith Aero was featured

Zenith Factory Workshop: August 8 & 9, 2024 at Zenith Aircraft Company

August 8, 2024 at 9am to August 9, 2024 at 12pm
Zenith Aircraft Hands-On WorkshopWe invite you to join us at our August factory workshop class to…See More
Jun 13
Scott Ahrens posted a discussion

Brake lines

Looking for examples how others have secured their brake lines to the SuperDuty gear legs  Please…See More
Jun 13
Michael Barrie posted photos
Jun 11
Jay M. Johnson posted a discussion

Fuel Sender Failure

Warning, Will RobinsonSubject:  VDO 221-012D fuel sender used in several Zenith models.I have a…See More
Jun 9
Michael Barrie posted photos
Jun 8

Blog Posts

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

CH 750 STOL I.P.L.

Posted by Paul Kaleta on February 4, 2024 at 11:27am 1 Comment

CH701 Long wings

Posted by Brandyn Byrnes on January 31, 2024 at 10:29pm 4 Comments


0200 Oil temp high?

Started by Steve McIntosh in Continental Engines. Last reply by Steve McIntosh 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

Brake lines

Started by Scott Ahrens in Open Discussion Forums (non model specific). Last reply by Jason Scholten yesterday. 3 Replies


Started by James Ballenger in Rotax Engine Forum yesterday. 0 Replies


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

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

Aircraft Insurance:


West Coast USA:

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Transition training:

Lavion Aero

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...


Follow Up Report:


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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