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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Deane Philip posted a video

New Paint effect

trying something completely different for this 701 Im rebuilding its a sanding effect on aluminium the a clear coat with pigment
3 hours ago
Mike Terry posted a blog post

Who had the cessna style rudder pedals

Someone had installed cessna style pedals in his ch750 I have lost the link. See More
4 hours ago
Michael S Haas posted photos
13 hours ago
P. Richards posted a discussion

Rotax 912 radiator replacement

Hello our last 701 annual, we found that one of the radiator threaded mounts had come loose from the side of the radiator. From the looks of it, the mounts are a small tube that is flared in to the side of the radiator frame and then…See More
Chuck Deiterich posted a photo


Betty Boop a Zenith CH701 STOL ready to fly.
Chris Sinfield posted a discussion

Ordering a Jab 3300 Gen 4

Hi GangAbout to order a Gen 4 3300 for my XLB and have a few Q.It states Please note that the Gen 4 engine cannot use tacho tabs. Please order a Tacho Hall Effect kit if an EMS is not installed.  Now I will be using a Grand Rapids EIS so do I need…See More
John Burns posted photos
John Burns posted a blog post
P. Richards posted photos
Clint L Gosch posted photos
Claude West posted a discussion

For Sale: Zodiac CH601 XL(B)

Equipped with:Zodiac CH 601 XL (B) 01-07-08N609ZBuilder #65672Jabiru 3300 Aero Engine #33A-817MGL Avionics Stratomaster Ultra X with RDAC LA4UTKM MKII RadioCollins TransponderSENSENICH-Prop Garmin GPS Map 296Strobe Light system/Landing Light KitWing…See More
Mark J Gosselin posted a status
"Working on the annual inspection, Looking forward to getting it back into the air."
kim wilson posted a discussion

AME familiar with 701

Hi allI am wondering where I can find an AME familiar with the 701 in the Ontario/Quebec areaThanksSee More
Peter Eiberger posted a photo
Norm Neuls posted a discussion

750 Strut Fairing

I have turned my 750 STOL in to sort of a hybrid.  I removed the LE slats some time ago in order to see a bigger number on the A/S indicator and at my age I'm not landing on 400 ft. gravel bars - might have 50 years ago!  I inquired of Roger a while…See More
Don Guice posted a discussion

601XL landing gear for sale

Cleaning out the hangar! Last item from parting out my 601XL, grove landing gear. $500 plus shipping.Don Guice 832 257 2717, Mike Goebel 832 628 5660See More
Kenneth Smalley posted a discussion


  Selling my new Super Duty with 60TT, (40 flying off hours and 20 ferrying to Tucson)that I built in a builders-assist program at an aircraft factory with assistance and 100% supervision of professionals. I built it to be the safest plane one could…See More
Peter Buehlmann posted a discussion

750 STOL / Cruzer Sliding Seat Option for Sale

Hello Builders,I changed my mind and will not use the Sliding Seat Option on my STOL 750 project. If somebody is looking for a complete Sliding Seat Option for the STOL or Cruzer, here is your chance. I would give it away for $50 plus the exchange…See More
LARRY TRAMEL posted a discussion

Engine angle

I mounted my Corvair engine mount and engine but it looks as if it pitches forward a great deal. Can someone tell me how the engine level is to the level of the cabin frame. In other words if the cabin frame is level what if the angle of the engine?…See More
May 30
An event by Zenith Aero was featured

Zenith Factory Workshop: August 10 & 11, 2023 at Zenith Aircraft factory

August 10, 2023 at 9am to August 11, 2023 at 12pm
Zenith Aircraft Hands-On WorkshopWe invite you to join us at our August 2023 factory workshop class to gain hands-on experience in building your own Zenith aircraft kit! …See More
May 30

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.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Apparel from EAA:

Zenair Floats

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

Builder & 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.

Aircraft Insurance:


West Coast USA:

Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

Golden Eagle Aviation

Pianosa Flying Farm

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

For Sale

Zenith Aircraft For Sale 

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


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Member Rules

Since this is an online community, there are a few rules that need to be followed.  We'll try to keep the rules as simple as possible and to a bare minimum and we'll change and update them as required.

RULE#1:  You'll need to use your real name, and be an actual builder, owner or flyer of a Zenith aircraft.  This site is an online…

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