Zenith Aircraft planes are designed primarily to suit the needs and skills of recreational (low-time) pilots, with emphasis on great slow-flight handling characteristics, and good short take-off and landing performance (with low landing speeds). However, they are also well-suited for economical and fun cross-country travel, as demonstrated this past week as the Zenith factory demonstrator STOL CH 750 light-sport utility aircraft and the new Zenith CH 750 Cruzer were both flown 1,000 miles to attend the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Florida.
Check out the blog report from Zenith Aircraft president Sebastien Heintz on the flight to Sebring, Florida, from the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri: "The trip itself is often the highlight of attending fly-ins and shows, and the 1000-mile journey (each way) allows us to spend quality time flying the planes that we spend our days building; to experience first-hand the cross-country capability (and great visibility) of our airplanes."
At the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, Zenith Aircraft staffers hosted two back-to-back hands-on workshop sessions where 16 complete rudder assemblies were built over the four days of the Sport Aviation Expo.