Timothy Finley's Zenith 601XLB

I began construction of N949TF, my Jabiru powered 601XLB at the Zenith Factory on June 19, 2008. The build was completed by October 31, 2010. The FAA held up my airworthiness inspection until February 5, 2011. Tango Fox flew for the first time early on the morning of February 11, 2011, from St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS) with no real surprises. I want to thank my wife Jennifer, my biggest supporter in this endeavor along with construction advisor Gale Derosier, flight advisor Bill Jagust, ABDAR Frank Baldwin and Joe Norris and many others with the EAA who assisted and supported me with difficulties with the FAA. I never imagined when I began this project that I would gain such a wonderful new family as I have found in the EAA and other parts of the aviation community. The group photo was taken at the Zenith fall open hangar day, 2011 in Mexico, Missouri.

Location: Marthasville, Missouri

e-mail address: tfinley@semke.com

Flying since 1980 with Commercial rating & CFII. Vehicle accident reconstruction and fire cause expert. Other hobbies include sports car racing.

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