A Riveting Experience With Zenith Aircraft!

A Riveting Experience With
Zenith Aircraft!
Ever dream of landing on top of a mountain? Zenith Aircraft can help you make it happen! Deane Philip shared his riveting Zenith STOL experience with us of his first landing on top of a New Zealand mountain! Check it out!
Deane Philip STOL



JOIN THE ZENITH AIRCRAFT FAMILY! What better way to learn more about Zenith Aircraft Company’s kit planes than by actually visiting the factory where the kits are made and participating at the hands-on workshop? Factory workshops are fun for Zenith Aircraft Company staff to host for those interested in building and flying their own airplane and even more fun for the participating builders! Check out what to expect from a Zenith factory workshop!
April 2016 Workshop
The factory workshops give the potential builders the opportunity to visit us and learn how to build their own kit airplane by building the rudder tail section, with the guidance from Zenith Aircraft staff on the manufacturing floor at the factory! We enjoy hosting workshops every month at the Zenith factory and always look forward to meeting the diverse group of participants from around the country. The workshop experience gives participants an opportunity to learn what Zenith is all about!

During the educational workshop you can start building your own Zenith aircraft (the rudder tail section of either the Zenith CH 650, STOL CH 701, STOL CH 750, or CH 750 Cruzer), and learn about:
  • Reading and understanding blue-prints (plans & manuals) with the metric system.
  • Principles of sheet-metal construction.
  • The advantages of working with sheet-metal (vs. other materials).
  • Metal aircraft building and assembly techniques and tips.
  • Measuring, drilling, and riveting (assembling the Zenith Aircraft kit).
  • Tools, workshop, and skills required to build your all-metal aircraft.
  • Hints and short-cuts in assembling a kit.
  • Metal kit aircraft maintenance and corrosion protection.
  • The advantages of building, owning, and flying a Zenith Aircraft and much more!
The camaraderie gained during the two day workshop between the participating builders is amazing and tends to carry over into the home building process after the workshop is over! Many Zenith builders stay in contact with each other on the Zenith.aero website and by utilizing the builder contact information that is provided by Zenith to each participating workshop builder.
April 2016 Workshop
Join us for one of the upcoming Zenith factory workshops! Contact us to schedule:

Come prepared to work and experience first-hand how you can build your own kit airplane! You don’t need any experience, skills, or tools to attend.

The factory workshops make an excellent getaway for you and your spouse or a friend! Spend a couple of days at the Zenith Aircraft factory and meet with fellow aviation enthusiasts – all while gaining valuable hands-on building skills. Demo flights are part of the factory workshop experience in a Zenith factory demo airplane!

We have fun at Zenith Aircraft and we think you should too! Check out the below videos for Zenith flying fun!
Flying Zenith CH 650 Flying CH 750 Cruzer Flying STOL CH 701

Zenith Aircraft Thank You!
Zenith Aircraft Thank You
For the past 24 years, Zenith Aircraft Company has manufactured aircraft kits in Mexico, Missouri. We enjoy hearing from our customers about their Zenith experience of building and flying their own kit aircraft!

“In 1999, I chose your STOL CH 701 (which is my 5th ultralight/home-built airplane since 1983) for the design and structural integrity. I had a feeling that your company was going to endure the home-built market boom and be around for years to come, and yes you are here, and better than ever.  After the experience of four other kit-built airplanes, the STOL CH 701 was my choice for a long-term flying experience. Your service support over the last 17 years has been exceptional. At 67 years old my flying skills are still alive and passionate, but my building skills are of the past. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to keep flying my STOL CH 701. A special thanks to all the people who make your company the best, and for my recent order (the crating of the flaperon was exceptional). Well done!” – Rob Hunker

We want to thank all of our past and present Zenith builders and flyers and look forward to meeting many more potential builders for years to come. While other aircraft kit manufacturing companies have come and gone over the years, Zenith Aircraft takes pride on the longevity of providing our customers support and innovative quality kits all over the world.

“Sunday, April 10, 2016 marked the second year anniversary of the first flight of my Zenith CH 601.The celebratory flight on Sunday ticked the Hobbs to 400.6 hours. In two years, from my home base in the northeast, I’ve had my Zenith CH 601 as far west as Oshkosh and as far south as South Carolina. I still have a big grin on my face after every flight! The airframe and engine have performed well and I couldn’t be happier. To those of you in the building process, I say keep at it and do something on your plane everyday, no matter how small. The reward in the end is amazing!” – Ken Pavlou
Thank you Rob and Ken for sharing your Zenith experience. We invite other Zenith builders and flyers to share your Zenith experience with us via email to Rebecca@zenithair.com.

Adjustable Seats Kit
Adjustable Seats
Did you know that adjustable seats kits are available for the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer and the STOL CH 750! Seat rails make each seat adjustable (to maximize on leg room) and to facilitate access to the cabin.
This is great news especially for the builders who are tall in size and looking for their best options when building a Zenith Aircraft! As explained in the video adjusting the seat back all the way before entering the cabin will help take full advantage of the extra room within the cabin. After entering the cabin the seat can then be adjusted to the position that is the most comfortable for the builder.

Contact us for details and to place your order for an adjustable seats kit at 573.581.9000!

Reminder: Upcoming Events!
QSP Fly-In Event
Quality Sports Planes Spring Open Hangar Day

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Where: Cloverdale Airport,

222 Airport Road,
Cloverdale, California
Whether you are already building, thinking about starting to build, or already flying your Zenith Aircraft you are welcome to attend! Zenith Aircraft’s Sebastien Heintz and the Corvair College (auto engine conversions)will be there that weekend! So load them up and fly or drive in for the good fellowship and to learn more about Zenith Aircraft!
For more information, contact Doug Dugger at 707.894.4084 or visit the Quality Sports Planes website at www.qualitysportplanes.com.
Zenith Aircraft Fly-In to Summer 
Open House and Builder Fly-In
Join us for our annual Fly-In to Summer Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft factory on Saturday, June 18, 2016!
This is an informal grass-roots Zenith fly-in and builder gathering held at the kit manufacturing factory in Mexico, Missouri.
The Zenith Aircraft factory will be open from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm for self-guided factory tours, demonstrations, and more. Hot lunch and refreshments will be available and we’ll also have coffee in the morning!
25th Annual Zenith OPEN HANGAR DAY 
and Builder Fly-In Gathering
Join us at the 25th annual OPEN HANGAR DAY and Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith factory on September 23 & 24, 2016 in Mexico, Missouri!
We are planning many new fun activities this year for the 25th annual event! Plan now to join us for a weekend of fun at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri! Fly-in or drive in!
We’ll have numerous events for builders and pilots of Zenith kit planes (as well as enthusiasts) starting on Friday, September 23rd morning. We’ll present seminars and workshops (to be announced), fun activities throughout the day for you to participate in, and a builder dinner/social for Friday evening. We are also extending this event into Saturday, September 24th evening for a dinner at the factory and live band!
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations now before they are all taken! Camping at the Mexico Memorial Airport is also available! For more information, contact us at 573.581.9000!
We Look Forward To Seeing You Soon!
Open Hangar Event

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Zenith Caps
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(573) 581-9000

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Contact us today to get started on your own Zenith plane!