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The affordable recreational kit airplane for the sport pilot: Enjoy leisure flights, with exceptional unrestricted visibility... operate from grass strips... make round trips of several hundred miles in a single day... Take your partner for a local pleasure flight, or to a far-off destination...

The ZODIAC CH 650 is a second generation light sport aircraft, developed specifically for Sport Pilots. It is the latest model in the Zodiac line of aircraft from aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, first introduced in 1984. This newest model offers new and updated features including modern new styling with a larger cabin area.

Some of the Zodiac's features include:
Based on the Zodiac CH 601 XL model introduced in 2001, the new ZODIAC CH 650 has been developed specifically to meet the FAA's Sport Pilot / Light-Sport Aircraft category, and offers maximum performance and capability possible under the new FAA category. With updated features and modern styling, the Zodiac CH 650 replaces the Zodiac XL model. Zodiac CH 650 LSA is powered by the 100-hp Continental O-200 engine.

Aircraft models, like the Zodiac CH 650, keep Zenith Aircraft Company at the forefront of the light aircraft industry. This model introduces refinements that compete directly with European imports in the Light Sport (LSA) marketplace, while still offering an exceptional value and choices, allowing builders to construct the Zodiac CH 650 from complete kits, component kits, or even from plans-only, and offering kit builders a wide selection of engine choices to power their aircraft.

For detailed information on all Zenair™ kit aircraft designs contact:
Zenith Aircraft Company
Mexico Memorial Airport
1881 Airport Road
Mexico, Missouri, 65265 USA.
Ph: (573) 581-9000 (Mon-Fri, 8-5 Central), Fax: 573-581-0011


  • Kit Price w/o Engine: ~$15,890
  • Plans Price: ~$395
  • Number of Seats: 2
  • Building Materials: N/A
  • Building Time: ~1500 HRS
  • Standard Engine: ROTAX 912S/100HP HP
  • Horsepower: 100-115
  • Wing Span: 27 Ft
  • Wing Area: 132 Sq. Ft.
  • Empty Weight: 690 Lbs.
  • Gross Weight: 1320 Lbs.
  • Takeoff Distance: 500 Ft
  • Landing Distance: 500 Ft.
  • Cruise Speed: 138 MPH
  • Top Speed: 160 MPH
  • Fuel Capacity: 24 Gal.
  • Range: 656 Miles

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