Updates from Zenith Aircraft Company

Mark Phillips_ Zenith STOL
There was an excellent representation of Zenith Aircraft at the 2018 EAA Oshkosh fly-in, including some outstanding new custom-built aircraft flown to Oshkosh for the first time. Above, Mark Phillips’ beautifully customized STOL CH 701, was a great example of a homebuilder’s personalized touches to a Zenith kit.

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Zeniths at Oshkosh 2018
Above, camping with Zeniths at Oshkosh, flown in “low and slow” all the way from Washington State!
Zeniths at Oshkosh 2018
The Zenith Aircraft booth was busy throughout the week, and a shiny all-aluminum proof-of-concept ZenithAir camper (below left) was a surprise hit!
Zenith _ Oshkosh 2018
Excellent attendance, lots of great planes and good weather made this year’s Oshkosh AirVenture one of the best!
One Week Wonder Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
Flying in to Oshkosh, the world’s busiest airport during the weeklong convention, can be an eye-opening experience and this year was no exception! Check out the video flying in to Oshkosh with the STOL CH 750 Super Duty and listen to the busy air traffic controllers! This unedited video already has more than 50,000 views on the Zenith YouTube channel!
Oshkosh arrival
The Zenith crew also demonstrated the ease of construction of the new kits, supplied ready to assemble right out of the box (with final hole size match-drilled parts for maximum ease of assembly). Staff and volunteers assembled both the CH 750 wings and fuselage daily at AirVenture, educating visitors about building their own aircraft.
Kit Assembly Made Easy
New Able Flight pilots were awarded their Wings at a special ceremony at Oshkosh. Staff Sergeant Robert Bartlett (U.S. Army-retired, left) and Rob Shardy earned their Sport Pilot certificates in a Zenith STOL CH 750 at Ohio State University thanks to Able Flight.
Able Flight pilots
Zenith Aircraft staff had a wonderful time meeting with new and existing Zenith builders and flyers, including the full house at the annual Zenith Builders Banquet.
Zenith Banquet at Oshkosh 2018

The 2018 Zenith Aircraft Kit Lineup:

Choose the model with the performance and features that you want!
Can’t decide which Zenith is right for you? Call us and we’ll discuss with you the characteristics of each Zenith Aircraft model. Better yet, visit the factory and see the airplanes up close and go up for a demo flight!
Whatever your schedule or budget, Zenith Aircraft Company makes it easy for you to get started on your dream project.
Zenith kits are now easier and quicker to build than ever before, resulting in higher kit completions thanks to lower build times. Direct factory support is always available to every builder.
Super Duty_
Now that another successful EAA Oshkosh is behind us, we’re busy planning our upcoming Zenith Open Hangar Days and Fly-In on September 21 & 22, 2018, at the kit aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri!
We are planning many educational and fun social (and flying) activities over two full days at the factory for our 27th annual event. Starting on Friday, join us for seminars, hands-on workshops, and social activities, including the Zenith banquet dinner and social on Friday evening and a Saturday BBQ dinner at the factory!
Make plans now to fly-in or drive in! Check out the photos from last year’s event:
The people of the Open Hangar Days
The Planes_
Seminars and workshops
Factory workshop
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 workshop:
Zenith Aircraft Company’s factory workshops are 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.
Hands on aircraft building experience_

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!

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