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

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2023 Zenith Homecoming

Thank you to everyone who visited and participated at the
2023 Zenith Homecoming / Open Hangar Days & Fly-In,
making this 32nd annual event the best one yet!


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Bruce Luedeman posted a blog post
14 hours ago
An event by Zenith Aero was featured

Zenith Factory Workshop: October 5 & 6, 2023 at Zenith Aircraft factory

October 5, 2023 at 9am to October 6, 2023 at 12pm
Zenith Aircraft Hands-On WorkshopWe invite you to join us at our October 2023 factory workshop…See More
Brian Thomas posted a discussion

Retracting Tie-Down Ring?

All-I remember several years ago seeing a home-builder's design for a retracting tie-down ring. It…See More
Luc Savoie posted a status
"Flew yesterday. 15 kts winds. It really is STOL ;-}"
Michael S Haas posted photos
Bruce Luedeman posted a blog post

Zenith 601

This is my first post. I'm in the Kansas City, Missouri area and have been to Mexico, Missouri and…See More
Mark Baenen posted a discussion

Nitrous Oxide Kit on my Zenith CH750 STOL

I want to explain myself a little. I don't share my projects very well so I want to put it down…See More
Jim Brown posted a photo

Building the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer rudder

Building the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer rudder
Sep 22
Doug Johnson posted a photo

STOL CH 750 fuselage assembly

Making progress on the fuselage.
Sep 22
Tom Mills posted a discussion


Can the ZENAIR ZIPPER be added to the forums?
Sep 20
Zenith Aero posted a video

Zenith Aircraft Homecoming 2023

Thank you to everyone who visited, participated and helped out at the annual Zenith Aircraft Homecoming (on September 15 & 16, 2023). Once again we had a fan...
Sep 20
Zenith Aero posted events
Sep 19
Perry Delano posted a discussion

Temporary Painting Registration Number

Hi,I am not planning on painting my planeright away, but I need to put my Canadianregistration…See More
Sep 19
Steven J Sergenti posted a status
"Getting it ready to sell as-is"
Sep 18
John Austin posted a photo

UFO's Invade My Hangar!

Well, not really! Just returned from Homecoming '23 and my significant other, Julia, is decorating…
Sep 18
Zenith Aero posted a status
"Thank you to everyone who visited and participated at the 2023 Zenith Homecoming, making this 32nd annual event the BEST ONE YET!"
Sep 18
Michael Barrie posted photos
Sep 16
A video by Zenith Aero was featured

Zenith Aircraft Banquet at the 2023 Zenith Homecoming Open Hangar Days & Fly-In

What a fantastic first day of the Zenith Aircraft Homecoming 2023 Open Hangar Days & Fly-In today! Here are some great views from above (from Carson Stilson of Wairworthy) of the dinner gathering with the planes in front of the factory.
Sep 15
B. Hage posted a discussion

Canopy cover suggestions

Hello from Canada!New owner of a 601 that  never slept outside of a hangar before(i don't believe…See More
Sep 15
kim wilson posted a discussion

CH701 Owners/Builders in Toronto or surrounding area

Hi:Im looking for someone who is familiar with building and maintaining a 701 near the Toronto…See More
Sep 13

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 Homecoming Tshirt:

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:


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Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

Lavion Aero

K&S Aviation Services

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...


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!

See you at…


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

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