Tail Winds Both Ways!

Tail Winds Both Ways
Earlier this month we flew south for the annual Sun’n Fun fly-in in central Florida with the Zenith CH 750 STOL, CH 750 Cruzer and the low-wing tandem SAM-EX.
Flight to Sun_n Fun 2017


Zenith Aircraft president Sebastien Heintz documented the trip on Zenith.aero, the online community for Zenith Aircraft builders and flyers. The photo and video report includes ten videos clips of the 1,000 mile trip to Florida from the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in central Missouri: “I have a fantastic view from my office [flying in the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer],” Heintz explains, “and it’s a pleasure to share the view with fellow pilots and enthusiasts around the world.”
Flying to Sun_n Fun
Heintz was joined by Zenith pilot Roger Dubbert in the high-lift STOL CH 750 light sport utility “Sky Jeep” (powered by a 120-hp six cylinder Jabiru 3300 engine). The STOL CH 750 model is optimized for short take-off and landing performance and is equipped with fixed wing leading edge slats and bigger tires for off-airport operations.
Video Clips of the flight to Sun’n Fun:
Video_ Following the Mississippi River
Arrival at Sun_n Fun
Blue Angels over the Zenith booth
Zenith Aircraft staff had a busy and successful week at Sun’n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, demonstrating the aircraft and meeting with both existing Zenith builders and owners as well as customers.
Video Clips of the return flight to the Zenith Aircraft kit factory:
Take-Off from Sun_n Fun 2017
SAM-EX air-to-air
Following the Missouri River home
The low-wing tandem all-metal SAM-EX also made it to Sun’n Fun for the first time. Nicholas Heintz flew the modern retro design to the fly-in, pictured below over the Missouri River on the trip back from Florida:
Flying home from Sun_n Fun 2017
Flying to Sun’n Fun is not just about getting there, but about the journey and the stops along the way.  Light airplanes are great for personal transportation, though the trip itself is often more memorable than the actual destination.
Blue Angels at Sun_n Fun
Zenith Workshop in France!  Join us in France on June 29 and 30 for the Zenith Aircraft hands-on workshop experience. Hosted by Zenair distributor Barge Aviation, this will be the first-ever Zenith workshop in France! Zenith’s workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in building their own Zenith Aircraft kit plane. Participants get the opportunity to actually start assembling kit parts under the direction and guidance of factory professionals.
Sebastien Heintz, owner of Zenith Aircraft Co., and Matt Heintz, VP of Zenair Ltd. (Canada) will lead the workshop at the new Barge Aviation facilities at Nancy Essey airport in north-eastern France.
Barge Aviation with host an Open House / Fly-In / BBQ the following day, Saturday, July 1, 2017, at their new facility at Nancy Essey airport. Click here for more information or contact Zenith Aircraft Co.

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Regular Monthly Workshops at the Zenith factory: Attending the hands-on workshop at the Zenith Aircraft kit manufacturing factory in Mexico, Missouri, is the easiest way to get started on your very own airplane! Plan now to join us at an upcoming Spring workshop:
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Zenith Aircraft Company’s factory workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in building their own Zenith Aircraft kit plane. Participants get to actually start assembling kit parts under the direction and guidance of factory professionals, and “graduate” from the workshop upon completing construction of their own aircraft rudder tail section for one of Zenith Aircraft Company’s popular kit aircraft designs, including the Zenith CH 650 cruiser or the high wing Zenith CH 750 series.

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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. A demo flight is part of the factory workshop experience in a Zenith factory demo airplane!

Quality Sport Planes
May 13, 9 am – 3 pm, Cloverdale, CA
QSP Open House
Quality Sport Planes is hosting their spring Open Hanger Day and Zenith Fly-In on Saturday, May 13th, at their facility at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60), in scenic wine country north of San Francisco.
Come out and see Quality Sport Planes’ newest aircraft, a Lycoming-powered Zenith CH 750 Cruzer (pictured above receiving its airworthiness certificate last week).
Quality Sport Planes
Whether you are already building, thinking about starting to build or already flying your Zenith Aircraft you are welcome to attend! Zenith Aircraft representative plan to attend to meet with Zenith builders and pilots!
For more information, contact Doug Dugger at 707.894.4084 or visit the Quality Sports Planes website www.qualitysportplanes.com
Great Alaska Aviation Gathering
Great Alaska Gathering
Also in May on the west coast, the  Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Anchorage is the place to see the Zenith STOL aircraft and to meet with Roger Dubbert from Zenith Aircraft factory.
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