Philip Smith's Zenith CH 701


Started building in February of 1997 – finally signed off after three years, eight months and 20 days. Lost track of the hours but I’m a perfectionist.

Ran out of parts and excuses November 5th and took her up for the first flight of fifteen minutes. The picture is of taxi in after first flight, and the guy with the grin is yours truly. No squawks. Now I have over three hours on the plane and am waiting on this darn Idaho weather (17 days after this picture there is about six inches of snow on the ground with blizzard conditions forecast).

Advice: if you are in the throes of a build keep working at it … the rewards of flying your own plane are well worth the troubles.

Zenith CH 701
Rotax 912 ULS

Philip Smith,  ATP,  A&P, USAF Retired

Location: Buhl ID (U03)

e-mail address: [email protected]


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