West Coast Zenith Fly-In and Open House


Zenith Aircraft Company’s West Coast representative, Quality Sport Planes, is hosting an Open House and Zenith Fly-In on Saturday, May 21st, at their facility at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60) in the scenic wine country in northern California.

Meet with Ivan from Quality Sport Planes and with Roger from the Zenith Aircraft kit factory at this informal Zenith fly-in and builder gathering, and check out the planes and meet their builders. Owners of completed Zenith Aircraft are invited to fly-in to show off their completed projects. Check out photos from past years’ QSP Open House & Zenith Fly-In. Food, drinks, and kids activities will be available. Grab your friends and come join in on the fun! Please RSVP by May 17th to 707-775-8747 to help the planning.

Come check out the Zenith planes (both low-wings and high-wings) at the QSP Open House and Zenith Fly-In: Ivan, an avid back-country pilot and fellow Zenith builder, will show off his newest projects, including a custom big-tire taildragger Zenith STOL CH 701. Roger from the Zenith factory plans to fly this tailwheel “Sky Jeep” and report back with his impressions. Ivan also explores the northern California back-country with a big-tire CH 750 Cruzer and a four-seat STOL CH 801.

Immediately before the Open House & Zenith Fly-In, on Friday May 20, QSP is hosting a Zenith hands-on kit building workshop, together with Roger Dubbert from the Zenith factory. Get a head start in building your own Zenith by participating in this very affordable hands-on workshop and learn all about the skills and tools needed to build your own by building your own rudder. Plan now to join us at the workshop. Group size is limited and prior registration is required.

Nicole and Ivan Gromala took over the Quality Sport Planes (QSP) operations in 2019 from Doug Dugger, who retired after many years of supporting Zenith builders and flyers. QSP is an independent Zenith Aircraft distributor and builder assistance center to serve Zenith builders in California and the western United States. Ivan and Nicole look forward to meeting once again with Zenith enthusiasts, as well as existing builders and owners, at the Open House and Fly-In.

Cloverdale is located in the scenic wine country in northern California, a part of the country ideally suited for Zenith’s utilitarian light sport aircraft, whether flying along the Pacific Coast, flying up in the mountains, checking out the high desert or landing on river gravel bars to go fishing and camping.



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