STOL CH 750 offered as factory-assembled LSA

The STOL CH 750, is now available as a factory-assembled LSA aircraft from Tenn-Air (931-680-2800). Pete Krotje (who heads Jabiru USA) announced at EAA AirVenture that Tennessee Aircraft Development, LLC (Tenn-Air) has licensed the design rights from Zenair to produce the all-metal high-wing CH 750 as a factory-assembled Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). The aircraft is being powered by the six-cylinder Jabiru 3300 engine, and offered at the introductory price of $74,900.

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A fast forward build

Zenith’s Sebastien Heintz sent along this link to a very cool time-lapse photo of kids building a Zenith STOL CH 750 at this year’s AirVenture. Check it out here.

Barrington Irving flies plane built by high school students

Barrington Irving, who at 23 became the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world in 2007, flew an aircraft built by high school students on Oct.15 at Opa-locka Airport in Florida.

The airplane was built by high school students enrolled in a 10-week summer program called Build & Soar, offered by Irving’s nonprofit Experience Aviation Inc. in collaboration with the George T. Baker Aviation School.

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