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News from Zenith this morning that Chris Heinz, designer of most if not all of the range of Zenith aircraft, has died at his home in France.

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Derek, his name is actually spelt Chris Heintz - just to ensure we have the right bloke, and not the heir to the Heinz foods fortune.

 

There's a good article below about him, from 2011, republished when well-wishers were wishing him a happy 78th birthday in 2016. He was French by birth, and returned to France to live in his retirement. 

 

http://www.zenith.aero/profiles/blogs/chris-heintz

 

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And if you don't spell it with the T, you can't rearrange the letters to form "Zenith".

 

Sad to hear.   He was obviously a bloody good designer.

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25 minutes ago, onetrack said:

Derek, his name is actually spelt Chris Heintz - just to ensure we have the right bloke, and not the heir to the Heinz foods fortune.

 

There's a good article below about him, from 2011, republished when well-wishers were wishing him a happy 78th birthday in 2016. He was French by birth, and returned to France to live in his retirement. 

 

http://www.zenith.aero/profiles/blogs/chris-heintz

 

Dead right mate and that is what I actually wrote, however I failed to proof read and that bloody spellcheck, as per normal, decided it knew better than I did what I wanted to write!!!!

 

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