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Zenair CH-200 Zenith

Zenair CH-200 Zenith Story
About our CH-200 Zenith
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Zenair CH-200 Zenith Story

In the late 1960s, Chris Heinz was employed as chief engineer for Avions-Robin, a French manufacturer of light wooden aircraft.   In 1969, he drew up plans for a small all-metal aircraft.   A prototype was built, but did not go into production, as Heinz left Avions-Robin in 1970.

After emigrating to Canada, Heinz rebuilt and developed his prototype further.   The Zenair company began operating in 1974 and the Heinz family began manufacturing the Zenair Zenith and marketing it as a home-build kit.

Zeniths were of simple design, cheap to build and economical to fly.   Aimed at the weekend pilot, they were light weight and handled very easily.   Also, the all-metal construction could withstand prolonged outdoor storage.

Very soon, Zenair outgrew its surroundings and relocated to an airfield in Midland, Ontario, where they still operate today.

Zenair (and Zenith in the USA) now produce complete aircraft as well as home-build kits.   Zenairs are now manufactured in Missouri, in Georgia, and also in the Czech Republic.

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About Our CH-200 Zenith

Wing Span: 7 m
Length: 6 m
Height: 2 m
Weight, Gross: unknown
Maximum Speed: 200 km/h
Service Ceiling: unknown
Range: unknown


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